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Brand New Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Aged Black over 3-Color Sunburst

Original price $4,999.00 - Original price $4,999.00
Original price
$4,999.00 - $4,999.00
Current price $4,999.00

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the '60 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, and believe us - it's very aptly named. The two-piece select alder body wears Heavy Relic lacquer finishes in Faded Aged Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Olympic White over Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Sonic Blue over Three-Color Sunburst and Aged Black over Three-Color Sunburst. This is the heaviest of the Relic treatments, with each imparting the look of a golden-era 1960 Strat that has not exactly been handled gingerly over six-plus decades. From seriously dinged and damaged wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, this is a guitar that has been to Hell and back more than once; a guitar that has repeatedly been through the ringer and then some, laughing all the while even as it demands more punishment.

Classic appointments abound: Its quartersawn maple neck has an easy-playing '60-style Oval "C" profile, topped by a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5" radius, 21 jumbo (6100) frets and a bone nut. Three Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special™ pickups brings out the best in Strat® tone with clear highs, chirpy midrange and tight lows, along with Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a Tone-Saver bleed circuit (eliminates tone loss when volume is turned down).

Other premium features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, five-way pickup switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.


  • HEADSTOCK: Stratocaster® Small
  • NECK MATERIAL: Quartersawn Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • NECK SHAPE: '60s Oval "C"
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Flat-Laminated Rosewood
  • POSITION INLAYS: Vintage Clay Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Early '60s
  • STRING NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • BODY: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • BODY FINISH: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • BODY SHAPE: Stratocaster®
  • BODY MATERIAL: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • BRIDGE: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • PICKUP COVERS: Vintage White
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Vintage-Style Skirted White Plastic
  • SWITCH TIP: Vintage White
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
  • STRING TREES: American Vintage '59-'64
  • TREMOLO ARM: Vintage Upgraded '60s
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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