Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar (2-Color Sunburst, SN:XN1543)


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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar 2-Color Sunburst, serial number XN1543. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 9.2 oz.)

The Fender Custom Shop commemorates the diamond jubilee of the world renowned Stratocaster. This 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar pays tribute to the very first model year of the most sought after and influential electric guitar in history--finely crafted with a wide selection of appointments and features, all combined with a heavy relic treatment that really gives this Strat that heavily-played vibe.

The body of the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster is crafted from a single piece of ash, just as the original, and wears a classic, heavily battered 2-color sunburst nitro lacquer finish that evokes decades of hard use, abuse and hard-fought wear and tear. The one-piece quartersawn maple neck is carved into the comfortable 1954 "U"-shaped profile, and has been tinted and worn to mimic an aged vintage neck that's been played upon for over a half a century. Also worn to perfection, the 9.5" maple fingerboard provides a well-used feel and aesthetic. The fingerboard comes loaded with 21 narrow jumbo 6105 frets to provide smooth modern playability while traditional black dot inlays cater to the authentic looks of this Strat. New for 2014, the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster comes equipped with a set of 1954 Single-Coil Strat pickups to dish out that timeless tone and original-era voice that made the Strat an instant classic. For modern versatility and flexibility, these pickups are routed through a 5-way pickup switch, a master volume control and two tone controls. Aside from just delivering vintage tone, these 1954 pickups' also look the part with slightly rusted polepieces.

For additional vintage character, the nickel/chrome hardware exhibits substantial rusting, down to every last screw. A set of vintage-style tuners are paired with a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with six "patent pending" saddles. The serial number-stamped trem plate gives this 60th Anniversary Heavy Relic Strat that unmistakable 1954 touch. This Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar comes with the full protection tweed "center-pocket" hardshell case with Stratocaster 60th Anniversary embroidery. Inside the case is the Certificate of Authenticity, a Custom Shop Instrument Cable and Guitar Strap.


  • Series: Time Machine
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1954 "U"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Pickups: 1954 Single-Coil Strat Bridge, Middle and Neck (New for 2014)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • 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
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Cable, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar 2-Color Sunburst (Serial#: XN1543) 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
    Guitar Cable
    Guitar Strap
Weight 7 lbs, 9.2 oz.
Series Time Machine
Model 60th Anniversary 1954 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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