The 1958 Strat Relic Strat is an incredibly limited-edition gem that is sure to be a crown jewel of any collection! Hand-selected by us at the invitation-only Fender Custom Shop event at 2018 NAMM, this instrument represents one of a very limited number ever made with this set of features. 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 1958 Strat Relic is finished in Super Faded Aged Daphne Blue nitrocellulose lacquer. With a 2-piece select alder body that has deep, sleek contours and a single ply pickguard, this guitar screams classic Strat. This model 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 AA Flame Maple neck is quarter sawn for strength and responsive tone with a ‘59 Esquire “C” back profile. The 9.5” Radius and 21 6105 frets assure easy playability and deep bends. A trio of Handwound Fat 50s pickups deliver enhanced bass response and an extra shot of 21st-century attitude. The middle pickup is reverse-wound/ reverse polarity for hum-canceling output in positions 2 and 4.
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.