With its truly exceptional looks, tone, and feel, this Limited 1968 Black Paisley Stratocaster Relic from the Fender Custom Shop is a fantastic vintage piece with stellar characteristics in all facets of its design. Finished in an absolutely striking Black Paisley, and with a tasteful relic job throughout, there is no Fender that quite matches this Strat’s look. Join its eccentric-looking body with a Rift Sawn maple neck, and you have a guitar that not only looks great, but plays incredibly well too. Its 1963 Style “C” neck delivers comfortable in-hand feel that works great for a variety of playing styles. This guitar’s pickups are incredible as well, with three different types of single-coils for unmatched sonic versatility. You get a Texas Special in the bridge for hot, bluesy leads, a Fat ‘50s in the middle for some added girth, and a regular ’69 Strat pickup in the neck for iconic vintage Fender tones. Period-correct hardware from the 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge to the vintage-style tuners bring the guitar’s classic look and feel together nicely. From its astonishing visuals and great playability to its stunning feel and sound, this Limited 1968 Black Paisley Stratocaster Relic is a wholly unique instrument.
-Body Material: Alder
-Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Neck Material: Maple (Rift Sawn)
-Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Neck Profile: '63 Strat Style "C"
-Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .810"
-Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .970"
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
-Inlays: Black Micarta
-Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
-Fingerboard Material: Maple
-Neck Pickup: Handwound '69 Strat
-Middle Pickup: Handwound Strat Fat '50s (Reverse Wound, Reverse Polarity)
-Bridge Pickup: Handwound Strat Texas Special
-Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat
-Controls: Strat Vintage Modified Wiring #2
-Tuning Keys: Schaller
-Pickguard: 63-69 Strat
-Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Black