Fender Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

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Packed with unique appointments, this Strat blends modern and vintage features in one! The heavy relic finish makes the neck and body fit like a glove.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coils Versatile pickups; bright, fat lows, smooth output
Quartersawn maple neck Strong, straight grain; maple adds brightness

1959 was an important and highly evolutionary year for the Stratocaster because that's when slimmer necks, rosewood fingerboards and multi-ply laminated pickguards first appeared. Reflecting these historic idiosyncrasies, this Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Heavy Relic MN brings to life a color-over-color example from early 1959 in super faded aged Shell Pink over Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst.

In May Fender revised its recipe, switching from an all-maple neck to one with a slab rosewood fingerboard. This early version has a rigid and resonant one-piece quartersawn flame maple neck that's fast-playing and comfortable, thanks to the '63 "C" neck profile, 9.5"-radius fingerboard and 21 6105 frets. The two-piece select alder body wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish, designed to evoke decades of the most punishing play and touring. Fender also changed the pickguard, moving from a white 1-ply to a later multi-ply pickguard. This original-type guard is mounted with eight screws and loaded with a trio of Hand Wound Fat '50s single-coil pickups that includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum.

Other premium features include five-way switch, Vintage Modified #2 wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, engraved "Limited Edition" neck plate and Certificate of Authenticity.

- Series: Custom Limited
- Model Name: Limited Edition '59 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
- Color: Super Faded Aged Shell Pink over Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
- Body Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer
- Body Material: Alder
- Neck Material: 1-Piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Shape: 1963 "C"
- Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Fingerboard Material: None
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
- Nut Material: Bone
- Orientation: Right Hand
- Configuration: SSS
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 50's Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 50's Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 50's Single-Coil Strat
- Control Knobs: Vintage White
- Controls: Master Volume with Tone Saver Bleed, Tone 1. Neck & Middle, Tone 2. Bridge
- Special Electronics: 5 Way Switch, Strat Vintage Modified Wiring #2
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Pickguard
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/ Chrome Relic
- Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell Case

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

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