Fender Custom Shop ’57 Reissue 1957 Stratocaster Relic 2009 Dakota Red. Excellent Condition – 9.5/10.
Wow – what a guitar! This is one of the most accurate Relics we’ve seen pass through the shop in a while, fantastic attention to detail and could easily be mistaken for a real heavily played ’57 with its original finish! The guitar is in excellent used condition 9.5/10 (obviously excluding the heavy relic finish).
The guitar is all original and unmodified. It features a custom ordered Dakota Red. Unusually a large custom Oval C Shape neck profile is specified as opposed to the usual V profile on these. Quartersawn from maple with amazing detailing and a true “played in feel” to the finish make for a beautifully playable neck. Its probably one of the nicest relics we’ve seen in a while. Fender got it right that day!
The guitar is very resonant and has that signature super versatile strat tone as it is spec’d with 3 x handwound Fat 50s, re-known as one of the best pickups to emerge from Fenders Custom Shop. The sale includes the case and all candy in the images. Present is the certificate of authenticity and shop floor traveller. The ageing and attention to detail on this one is sublime.
This strat is nice and light at around the 7.5lb mark, with its Alder body and stunning large Oval C shape quartersawn maple neck has a lovely and comfortable feel to it. It has a thin and tastefully reliced Nitro finish with the usual heavy relic features. The more you play the more of the beautiful it’ll look! The guitar is very resonant, has fantastic response and superb performance across the board. A real delight to play as you would expect. Save yourself £1000+ on a new one!
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Thin Skin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Heavy Relic Dakota Red
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Large Oval C (1st .870”, 12th 980”)
Scale Length: 25.5″
Frets: 21, Sanko 6105
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ – 42 mm
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: Fat 50s Handwound Relic Single-Coil Strat Pickup
Middle Pickup: Fat 50s Handwound Relic Single-Coil Strat Pickup
Neck Pickup: Fat 50s Handwound Relic Single-Coil Strat Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck, Mid), Tone 2. (Bridge), 5 way Switch.
Bridge: 6 Saddle American Vintage Syncronized Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: Single Ply Aged Relic
Control Knobs: Custom Relic Vintage White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Deluxe Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Tremolo & Case Candy
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS.
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