Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop ’57 Relic 2012
Here is something rather special … a Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster offered through The Music Deli! Stunning ’57 Relic Stratocaster crafted in 2012 complete with certificate, bridge cover and case candy in the pictures, original tweed G&G case
This one was played extensively by the previous owner and had a re-fret done to a very high standard by renowned luthier Colin Keefe of Keefe Guitars a few years ago. When I contacted Colin to confirm this he remembered the guitar well and commented on how resonant it was. He is definitely right on that one!
Some of the Relic & Heavy Relic Strats produced by the Custom Shop can sometimes look a little contrived and ‘over done’. I am pleased to say that this one shows wear and cosmetic damage in all the right places and really does look like it has been played for 50+ years! Having said that it is in very good to excellent condition outside of the factory Relic-ing and has obviously been very well cared for during its life. It is loud acoustically and plays nicely with a low to medium action. The tremolo works smoothly as do the tuners. It feature a 5 way selector switch and the bridge pickup has been wired to the lower tone control, a really useful addition that I think must have been done by the previous owner.
I am not 100% sure what case candy came with the guitar but this one has everything in the pictures including a sought after ‘Key’ envelope that I am told are quite rare, plus the bridge cover that is usually missing!
Want vintage ’50s Relic looks with modern playability? The Custom Shop ’57 Strat has you covered. This guitar was built in 2012, and features a classic Relic Sunburst finish over an Ash body with the desirable nitro finish and a comfortable “V” shaped maple neck.
The 1957 Stratocaster produces classic, chime-like tones with a snappy bite. This is the ultimate clean sound you’ve heard on so many classic recordings and is derived from both the pickups and the hard Maple fretboard.
Here is some technical information taken from the Fender website;
- Body Material Ash
- Body Finish Nitro
- Body Shape Stratocaster®
- Pickguard Style Custom Single Ply White Relic Looking
- Neck Material Maple
- Neck Shape 57 Style Soft “V” Shape
- Scale Length 5″ (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material Maple
- Number of Frets 21
- Hardware Color Nickel
- Nut Width 650″ (42 mm)
- Position Inlays Micarta White
- Truss Rod Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
- Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
- Pots 250K
- Bridge Pickup Single-Coil ’57 Strat® Relic
- Middle Pickup Single-Coil ’57 Strat® Relic
- Neck Pickup Single-Coil ’57 Strat® Relic
Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup & Bridge Pickup)
Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
The price listed does not include delivery, pickup is from NP12 South Wales UK. Happy to ship worldwide to your insurance requirements, please send me your address for an accurate quote. Personal delivery in the UK available for a fee with upfront payment
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