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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Olympic White, serial number CZ544491. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 6.5 oz)


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Serial Number CZ544491 - 7 lbs, 6.5 oz

The Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic takes you straight back to an evolutionary year from the instrument's original era. This guitar features early 1959 traits such as a one-piece maple neck and lightweight two-piece alder body. Its Relic lacquer finish gives the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages. Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, making it eminently collectible and adding to its investment value. The Custom Limited 1959 Stratocaster is the legendary guitar you know and love, made with hand-wound Fat '50s pickups, original era style, and the Custom Shop's legendary attention to detail that will add a new dimension to your playing experience.

Early 1959 Traits
This guitar represents a one-piece maple neck example made prior to Fender introducing modern features, such as rosewood fingerboards, that made their initial appearance by year-end 1959. The rift-sawn tinted maple neck plays fast, with a comfortable 9.5"-radius fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets. The final appearance of the original "spaghetti" headstock decal ("Fender Stratocaster with Synchronized Tremolo") before the addition of patent numbers is seen here. Selected for lightweight, the two-piece alder body has era-correct comfortable deep contours. The Heavy Relic treatment is designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring. From serious dinged and wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, the true battle-hardened workhorse.

Hand-Wound Fat '50s Pickups
The single-ply white pickguard with eight holes houses a trio of Hand-Wound Fat '50s single-coil pickups including a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Vintage Modern wiring with Treble Tone-Saver Bleed permits a fuller tone, reducing treble loss when rolling back the volume. Combined with a five-way switch, this guitar offers vintage tone with modern versatility. True to Fender history prior to 1965, hand-wound or "scatterwound" pickups are distinctly unique in character. Each pickup has its own subtle nuances and personalized character which is what made the original Fender pickups so sought after and prized.

Original Era Style
Original style hardware has been used throughout, including a vintage synchronized tremolo made using original die-cast moulds and punch presses. Vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree appear to have seen a lifetime of playing and performances. These elements are all part of the player-centric blend of components and craftsmanship that elevate Custom Shop guitars into an instrument that is truly special.


  • Lightweight Alder Body w/ Heavy Relic Lacquer Finish
  • 25.5" Scale '63 C Tinted 1- Piece Riftsawn Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard w/ 9.5" Radius & 21 Narrow Tall/6105 Frets
  • Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Bridge & Neck Pickups, Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single-Coil Middle Pickup
  • Vintage Modified Wiring #2 w/ Treble Tone Saver Bleed, 5-Way Switch
  • Vintage-Style 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Strap, & Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Olympic White from Sam Ash 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
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Category Solid Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Stratocaster
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 21
Body Wood 2-Piece Lightweight Alder
Neck Wood 1-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Wood Maple
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Color White
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Hard Case
Weight 7 lbs, 6.5 oz
Series Custom Shop Limited Edition
Model 9235001233
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited 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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