Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Faded Sonic Blue Over 2-Color Sunburst (SN:R86898)

SKU: FR86898XX-P

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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Faded Sonic Blue Over 2-Color Sunburst, serial number R86898. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 4.9 oz.)

This '57 Heavy Relic Stratocaster looks like its spent years upon years at the hands of an unforgiving hard rocker. The body is made from 2-piece lightweight alder and comes dressed in a Faded Sonic Blue thin nitro finish over 2-Color Sunburst, reflecting the look of a vintage Strat that was re-painted with a custom Fender color with the original sunburst finish starting to come through in the heavily worn places on the body. The finish displays plenty of nicks and dings, and is heavily checked with a great degree of wear in all the right places. For that coveted vintage well-played feel, the old-school soft "V" maple neck has been well-worn and broken-in while the worn maple fingerboard comes fitted with 21 6105 frets. A modern 9.5" fingerboard radius gives this vintage-inspired Strat more modern playability.

The 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster comes fully equipped with a set of vintage-style pickups that have also been aged, which includes a trio of Custom Shop Fat '50s Stratocaster pickups. These pickups serve up all of those world-famous '50s Strat tones that helped make the instrument the legend that it is today while contemporary 5-way switching gives this traditional-style instrument its modern versatility, allowing you to dial in those sweet in between tones. To top it all off, all of the hardware exhibits substantial rusting down to each and every screw, just as a 50+ year old instrument would.

This package is completed by the vintage style tweed hardshell case, providing this 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster with the ultimate protection while maintaining its retro vibe. Included inside the case is a Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, a black tweed Fender Custom Shop instrument cable, a Fender Custom Shop guitar strap, an "Ashtray" bridge cover, and Fender Custom Shop Custom Care Registration. Also included is a CruzTools tool box kit so you can properly maintain this prized instrument.

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Faded Sonic Blue Over 2-Color Sunburst from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Ashtray Bridge Cover
  • Cable
  • Guitar Strap
  • Tool Kit


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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Soft "V"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Quartersawn Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 4.9 oz.
Series Time Machine
Model 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Faded Sonic Blue Over 2-Color Sunburst
Warranty Info:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.