Fender Custom Shop 1969 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Sonic Blue, SN:R73418)

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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1969 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sonic Blue, serial number R73418. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 10 oz.)

This sonic blue Fender Custom Shop beauty satisfies on many levels. At first glance, it screams vintage “parts-caster." Upon playing, it boasts a vintage/modern feel. A completely polarizing instrument. Almost as if John Lennon’s famous sonic blue slab board was crossed with one of Jimi Hendrix’s sacrificial late '60s skunk neck Strats.

The Alder body is sorted for nice, lightweight alder and is finished in faded sonic blue. A heavy relic treatment plus the mint green pickguard give the body an early '60s look. Pickups are relic treated as well: a tad rusty, and the middle coil is reverse wound to help cut down on noise. 5-way modern toggle (probably the most common mod on a pre-1974 Strat) helps you find the coveted “in-between” tones. All this is coupled with a 1969 style “no cap” quartersawn maple neck with reverse ”big headstock.”  Jumbo frets, a 9.5" radius and a “player-worn” lacquer give the neck a comfortable, modern look and feel. The reverse headstock provides the lefty neck a “parts-caster” vibe. The neck's back-shape is a nice chunky “U." Overall, a great sounding, looking, and playing mix of classic Stratocaster appointments. At once traditional and modern; familiar and unique.

This fine instrument comes fully protected in a black tolex case with a classic orange Fender amp logo. Inside the case is a Fender Custom Shop Certificate, A Black Tweed Fender Custom Shop 18.6 ft. Cable, Custom Shop Guitar Strap, 4-Pack of Custom Shop Picks. Fender Custom Shop also provides you with a CruzTool Tool Box Kit so you can properly maintain this custom beauty. Also included inside the case is a Polishing Cloth with Custom Shop Logo, a Bumper Sticker with Vintage Custom Shop Logo, a Custom Care Registration Pack and the guitars Owners Manual.

Features:

  • Body: Sorted Lightweight Alder
  • Body Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer Faded Sonic Blue Finish
  • Neck: 1-Piece 69 Custom Strat Closet Classic/Relic Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1969 “U”
  • Neck Scoop: 60
  • Neck Thickness: 1st Fret, .850” - 12th Fret, .910”
  • Frets: 21, Sanko 6105 Fret Wire
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.50”
  • Dot Spacing: Narrow
  • Face/Side Dot: Micarta Black 7mm/Micarta Black 3/32”
  • Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
  • Head Style: Large Reverse Headstock
  • Neck Head Thickness: .590”
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200”
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650”
  • Neck Pickup: '69 Strat Relic
  • Middle Pickup: Reverse Wound '69 Strat Relic
  • Bridge Pickup: '69 Strat Relic
  • Pickup Selector Switch: 5-Way with White Relic Switch Tip
  • Pickguard: '63-'69 Strat Mint Green
  • Volume/Tone Control Knobs: White Relic
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Strat Vintage Relic with Standard Bridge Assembly
  • Tremolo Arm: Vintage Strat Relic Tremolo Arm with White Relic Tremolo Tip
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller F Key Chrome Relic
  • Strings: .010-.046 Gauge
  • Includes Black Tolex Hardshell Case with Orange Amp Logo, Custom Shop Certificate, A Black Tweed Fender Custom Shop 18.6 ft. Cable, Custom Shop Guitar Strap, 4-Pack of Custom Shop Picks, Custom Shop CruzTool Tool Box Kit, a Polishing Cloth with Custom Shop Logo, a Bumper Sticker with Vintage Custom Shop Logo, a Custom Care Registration Pack and Owners Manual.

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1969 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sonic Blue (Serial#: R73418) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Instrument Cable
    Guitar Strap
    Picks
    Tool Box Kit
    Polishing Cloth
    Bumper Sticker
    Custom Care Registration Pack
    Owner's Manual
Series Time Machine
Weight 7 lbs, 10 oz.
Model 1969 Heavy Relic Stratocaster

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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.

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