Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Stratocaster, Olympic White

3,680.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 68356

  • Custom Shop Stratocaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Custom Shop ­­­Hand-Wound Texas Special Single-Coil Pickups
  • Olympic White Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck with an Mid '60s Oval ''C'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Stratocaster, Olympic White

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The Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Stratocaster. The quartersawn Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a mid '60s oval ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The 1961 Strat has three Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special pickups that are combined with the resonant and lightweight Alder body to create the classic strat sound and tonality that’s ideal for everything from rock to country and blues.

Product Ref: 68356

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Time Machine Series by Fender

The Time Machine series is Fender's own shrine to the heritage and legacy of the pioneers who made the company what it is today. The Fender Custom Shop has reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series, artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.

The Custom Shop proudly introduced an expanded selection of premium ''relic'' finishes that have been designed to replicate the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument. The Relic finish delivers the authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use. Each one is specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era, with unparalleled breathability and resonance.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster

This Custom Shop 1961 Relic Stratocaster is equipped with a trio of sparkling Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups, along with modern five-way switching and Vintage Modified wiring, helping to produce the classic stratocaster tonality with 21st century versatility. Other premium features include a 6-saddle American Vintage tremolo bridge and matching American Vintage tuners, 21 narrow jumbo frets and vintage white control knobs.

The Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster comes complete with a stunning olympic white finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of years of aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

Specifications

  • Model Name: 1961 Relic® Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Lake Placid Blue
  • Model Number: 1550610805
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Colour: Aged Lake Placid Blue

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Lightweight Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Mid '60s Oval ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Midddle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1 - Neck/Middle Pickup
    • Tone 2 - Bridge Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups (Plus Bridge Pickup When Push/Push Switch Activated)
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup (Plus Bridge Pickup When Push/Push Switch Activated)
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White Plastic