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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Aged Black

You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Aged Black, serial number CZ538161. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 8.5 oz)


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Serial Number CZ538161 - 7 lbs, 8.5 oz

Though it looks like it's been gigging steadily since 1959, this Strat plays like it was made today. This beautifully accurate recreation of a '59 Strat is another notch in the belt of the Fender Custom Shop. It features a classic Stratocaster build with the Fender Custom Shop heavy relic treatment, and hand-wound Fat '50s pickups. This guitar is perfect for the player that loves that worn, vintage look on a brand new guitar.

Classic Stratocaster Build
With its double-cutaway shape, almost every player can immediately recognize the classic look of a Strat - no matter what year it was produced. This excellent Custom Shop '59 Strat recreation is cut from alder. It has a rift sawn maple neck in 1963 "C" shape. The neck spans 25.5" scale length and the maple fingerboard has a comfortable 9.5" radius. The bridge is an American vintage synchronized tremolo, and the tuning machines are also vintage-styled.

Fender Custom Shop Heavy Relic Treatment
The allure of this guitar comes from the heavy relic treatment it gets before leaving the Fender Custom Shop. The lacquer body finish is realistically worn away in specific locations. Each heavy relic guitar sports a unique, custom wear which differentiates it from any other Fender Custom Shop iteration. The body of this guitar is finished in lacquer which is period-correct and allows the guitar to look naturally worn. The neck is finished with tinted nitrocellulose lacquer for the same reason. You'll notice this most in the incredibly accurate wearing of the back of the neck and the fretboard, the most touched area of any guitar. In addition, the control knobs have a faded color and the metallic hardware bears a slight haze.

Hand-Wound Fat '50s Pickups
It's not enough to just look like 1959 - this guitar sounds like '59 as well. The three single-coil pickups are Fender Custom Shop hand-wound Fat '50s, with a RWRP middle pickup. The master volume, two tone knobs, and 5-way switch are rigged with vintage-modified #2 wiring, giving you as accurate a setup as possible. The tone from this guitar will blow you away.


  • 1959 Strat Remake with Heavy Relic Treatment
  • Alder Body with Lacquer Finish
  • Rift Sawn Maple Neck in 1963 "C" Shape with Tinted Nitro Finish
  • Maple Fingerboard with 21 Narrow Tall Frets
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Pickups
  • American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Bridge and Vintage Style Tuners
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Strap, and Certificate of Authenticity

Get your Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar 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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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape 1963 "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style StratocasterĀ®
Neck Wood Rift Sawn Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Handwound '50s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Handwound '50s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Handwound '50s Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity 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, 8.5 oz.
Series Time Machine
Model 9235000816
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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