Uniting vintage features with modern favorites, the Limited Edition Journeyman Relic “’59 Special” Strat is an exceptional guitar that could only spring from the minds at the Fender Custom Shop. Here’s a chance to own a highly collectible guitar. Hand-selected by us at the invitation-only Fender Custom Shop event at 2017 NAMM, these instruments represent one of a very limited number ever made with this set of features.
Custom Shop LE Journeyman Relic “’59 Special” Strat Unique Features
Fender Custom Shop LE Journeyman Relic “’59 Special” Strat
- Vintage White Plastic Parts,
- Aged White Dot Position Inlays,
- Single “Wing” String Tree
A trio of high-output hand wound Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster pickups add their special sauce to the traditional Strat guitar sound. Each pickup is calibrated for its position, including the RWRP middle pickup. Special Strat Blender wiring blends the bridge and neck pickups in almost any position while the Greasebucket master tone control circuit retains full gain and Tone Saver Treble Bleed on the master volume control preserves tone at any setting. The one-piece AAA flame maple neck sports a 1959 “C”-shaped profile, with a slab rosewood fingerboard that has a comfortable 9.5” radius and 21 6100 jumbo frets.
The two-piece select alder body sports a Journeyman Relic treatment, while the neck has a Heavy Relic treatment and all hardware—from the incredibly rare eight-hole 3-ply mint green pickguard to the six-saddle American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge—received a Relic treatment. A tasteful mélange of ingredients thoughtfully selected for flexible Fender tone and stunning style, the Limited Edition Journeyman Relic “’59 Special” Strat is ready for any stage.
Includes a “Limited Edition” engraved neck plate, Certificate of Authenticity and deluxe hardshell case.
Relic Lacquer Finished Lightweight Ash Body; Heavy Relic Tinted AAA Flame Maple Neck with a 1959 "C" Back-Shape; 9.5" Radius; Jumbo 21 6100 Frets; Hand-Wound Poblano Pickups; 5 Way Switch; Strat Blender Wiring with Master Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit ; 3-Ply 8-Hole Mint Green Pickguard; Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with "PAT-PEND" Saddles; Fender Vintage-Style Tuning Machines; Bone Nut; Wing String Tree; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible and adds to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and masterbuilt instruments, they are just what the name says they are highly anticipated limited edition models that go very quickly.