Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst (SN:R79917)


(No reviews)

Be the first to

Write a Review

SKU: FR79917XX-P

Print page
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (9)

Recommended Accessories

More on the way - call 800-472-6274 or chat for availability

Protect Your Investment! ( More Info )

Add to Cart
  • Description
  • Reviews
  • Discussions
  • Specs
  • More Info

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst, serial number R79917. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 9.7 oz.)

Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce the 1970 Relic Stratocaster, which offers the classic tone, look and feel of a well-played Stratocaster from over 40 years ago. The alder body wears a relic 3-Color Sunburst finish that displays authentic wear-and-tear that would be expected from an old '70s workhorse Strat that's spent a lot of time in bars and clubs. The quartersawn maple neck sports a somewhat chunky 1969 "U" neck and a classic '70s-style large headstock. The round-laminated rosewood fingerboard features a more modern 9.5" radius and houses 21 narrow jumbo frets for superb playability.

Authentic, legendary Strat tone is delivered by a trio of Custom Shop Fat '60s single-coil pickups, and just as you'd expect from an old-school Strat, the middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum-free performance when used in conjunction with the neck pickup or bridge pickup. Dial in a wide range of classic Fender tones via the versatile 5-way switch, dual Tone controls and the Master Volume control.

For that unmistakable vintage Strat vibe, the 1970 Relic Stratocaster comes equipped with vintage white control knobs, a 3-ply parchment pickguard, and American Vintage nickel/chrome hardware including a 6-saddle synchronized tremolo and a set of  tuners. Comes with the full protection of a hardshell case and includes a Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, an instrument cable, a guitar strap and a CruzTools tool kit.

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-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
  • Cable
  • Guitar Strap
  • Tool Kit


by PowerReviews
Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape 1969 "U"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Quartersawn Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Fat '60s Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines American Vintage
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Urethane 3-Color Sunburst Relic Finish

Round-Laminated Fingerboard with Narrow Jumbo Frets, White Dot Inlays and Micarta Saddle

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Nickel/Chrome Hardware

3-Ply Parchment Pickguard

Vintage White Control Knobs
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 9.7 oz.
Series Time Machine
Model 1970 Relic Stratocaster
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.