Hand-selected by Cream City Music at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, Fender Custom Shop's 1961 Stratocaster Relic is an absolute stunner, with a thrilling Aged Magenta Sparkle finish, a fantastic set of pickups, and authentic '60s specs that make it one of their most intriguing Strats yet. The guitar’s 2-piece select alder body, roasted quartersawn maple neck, and dark rosewood fingerboard all exemplify Fender Custom Shop’s use of only the highest-quality wood, putting resonance, sustain, and a solid in-hand feel first, along with a tastefully-done relic package that gives it the well-loved, worn look of a nearly 70-year-old guitar. This ’61 Strat relic has a familiar 1960 Oval “C” neck shape, and a 9.5” radius fingerboard with 21 Narrow Tall 6105 frets, for a remarkably authentic fretting-hand feel up and down the neck that will please vintage purists. A trio of hand-wound Texas Special pickups churn out classic Strat tones with a bit of extra bite that rock/blues players will love, while Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a treble bleed circuit ensure authentic, genuine Fender tone at any volume level. With its dazzling looks, classic ‘60s neck-feel, and exceptional set of Texas Specials, the 1961 Stratocaster Relic is a true treat for the eyes and ears. Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case, Fender Custom Shop Strap, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
-Body Material: Alder
-Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer (Aged Magenta Sparkle)
-Neck Profile: '60s Style Oval "C"
-Neck Material: Quarter Sawn Roasted Maple
-Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
-Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
-Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
-Fret Wire: Narrow Tall / 6105
-Pickguard Shape: 1960 Strat
-Neck Pickup: Handwound Strat Texas Special
-Middle Pickup: Handwound Strat Texas Special
-Bridge Pickup: Handwound Strat Texas Special
-Bridge Assembly: Custom Shop Vintage Strat
-Control Assembly: Srat Vintage Modified Wiring #2
-Neck Plate: Engraved Limited Edition Chrome
-Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender logo
-Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele in Brown