Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
1959 was a transition year for the Strat that brought several big changes, including a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, white “clay” position dots and an 11-hole pickguard (single-ply until that July). Leo Fender, never one to waste anything, would use up parts until they were gone completely, so during transition years you can find different and distinctive combinations of parts. Some of those rare combinations have been incorporated into this faithful recreation.
A two-piece select alder body (ash on aged white blonde) wears a Heavy Relic nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a well-worn look and feel. The rift-sawn maple neck sports an “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets for comfortable deep bends. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups are connected to five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a rare 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard. Additional features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. A deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity are also included.
Since 1979, we at Mom's Music have worked hard to make the Louisville, KY music scene something special.Now, we’re working hard to share what makes us great with the world.We take pride in our care and attention to detail regarding every instrument and musician that comes through the store, and every instrument we receive gets a thorough inspection and setup when it arrives in our shop and prior to shipment.We can ensure that when you visit Mom’s Music, whether online or in-store, you’ll Come Play and Be Happy!