Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop 55 Journeyman Relic

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  • Manufacturer:Fender
  • Year:2016
  • Colour:Surf Green
  • Weight:3.442kg (7lb 9oz)
  • Price:£2899
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This stunning Custom Shop Strat from 2016 is another example of the amazing Custom Shop Quality. An extremely authentic feeling model, with period correct Large C shape neck (medium chunky), ash body and hand wound Loretta Diaz Fender Custom Shop pickups. This one has a stunning paint job with very realistic relic work and lacquer checking throughout. All original and in excellent condition, we have had this one set up with level frets and a beautiful crown and polish job. It plays superbly as a result. The sound from the hand wound pickups is as you would expect, it’s oozing vintage tone and feel. The chunky rift sawn maple neck adds to that extremely resonant tone. I always love to hear how these sounds acoustically before plugging them in, and this one has a vibrant sound and energy. Needless to say, in this classic 50s colour it looks the part. A stunning guitar that needs to be played (a lot), loved, worn in and then worn out. Today in the UK Custom Shop Relic Stratocasters are retailing upwards of £3500 and close to £4k in some cases. New stock remains low due to high demand, increased import costs and lockdowns.

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  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Fret Board Radius: 10"
  • Neck Shape: 55 Large C
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Body: Ash 2 Piece
  • Neck: Maple
  • Pickups: 55 Handwound Loretta Diaz Custom Shop
  • Case: Original G&G Case
  • Candy: Present inc Cert
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
Superb Condition, a couple of small nicks in the laquer on back of neck, can't really feel when playing- Frets have lots of life, are level and dressed. Plays beatifully. All original

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