Highly collectible and hand-selected by us at the invitation-only Fender Custom Shop event at 2018 NAMM, this is one of a very limited number ever made with this special feature-set! Perfect for players in search of superb tonal versatility, light weight and vintage worn-in feel, this Custom Shop guitar is a study in sonic contrast and balance, with built-in mojo and style to spare. Includes an engraved ‘Limited Edition’ neck plate, Certificate of Authenticity and deluxe hardshell case.
The 2018 Custom Limited Edition Roasted 1960 Strat Relic is finished in Aged Vintage White nitrocellulose lacquer. The 2-piece select alder body has received a Relic treatment that shows natural wear and tear of years of use, nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts. The roasted maple neck makes the guitar more resonant while adding a delicious dark note to its aesthetic.
It has a ‘60 Oval C neck shape, 12 inch Radius fingerboard and 21 6100 jumbo frets that assure effortless playability and deep bends. Simmered in a secret Custom Shop sauce the trio of Ancho Poblano pickups are individually calibrated from neck to bridge. Uniquely overwound by hand for a wide range of high-output tones from blistering-hot output to sizzling vintage warmth with plenty of tonal flexibility.
Other premium features include 5-way switching; Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone Saver Bleed; brown tortoiseshell pickguard; American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo; Vintage-Style Tuning Machines; Bone Nut; Wing String Tree with Metal Spacer. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and 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.