Based on vintage platforms, the Custon Shop LE 59 Strat Journeyman is modified with new and time-honored upgrades by Fender artisans. Limited Edition instruments let players achieve specific and previously unimagined results. HAND PICKED by American Musical Supply buyer at NAMM 2019 Fender Custom Shop Event!
Fast-playing and comfortable with 1950s Stratsound you know and love, this Custom Shop Limited Edition ’59 Stratocaster has hot-rodded wiring design to deliveros an extra shot of 21st-century attitude. 1959 was a year of transition for the Strat and many guitars exist that show various combinations of evolutionary features that demonstrate these changes didn’t happen overnight. Following the same methods as the originals, this guitar body is crafted from alder, and wears a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish that will wear in a distinctively personal way. It bears a “slab” dark rosewood fingerboard with 9.5”-radius atop a tinted AA quartersawn flame maple neck with ‘63 Strat Style “C” Back-Shape.
The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum and Vintage Modified #2 wiring to offer authentic tone that’s easy to refine. Other features include a five-way switch, American Vintage synchronized Tremolo Bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, 3-ply 10-hole Mint Green nitro pickguard, wing string tree and bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, making it eminently collectible and adding to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and masterbuilt instruments, they're exactly what the name says they are: highly anticipated, limited-edition models.