Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '61 Roasted Alder Stratocaster - Super Heavy Relic Metallic Sherwood Green Over Three-Tone Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '61 Roasted Alder Stratocaster - Super Heavy Relic Metallic Sherwood Green Over Three-Tone Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

Experience Vintage Enchantment

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '61 Roasted Alder Stratocaster is a veritable masterpiece, a relic that reverberates with echoes of music history. Its exterior bears the artful distress of time and stages traveled around the world. Crafted from a roasted 2-piece alder body, it channels rich, full tones with a particular fondness for the low end, an impression further enhanced by the meticulous Super Heavy Relic treatment. The authentic flat-laminated rosewood fingerboard crowns a quartersawn maple neck, producing crystalline upper registers that defy the typical appearance of a well-loved Strat. Get ready to be deeply impressed by its hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups and the ingenious “1/2 blender” option that broadens your tonal palette. And with the vintage synchronized tremolo, you'll master massive bends while staying perfectly in tune, evoking retro elegance.

Craftsmanship Elevated

The Fender Custom Shop's dedication to excellence extends well beyond the Super Heavy Relic finish. The guitar boasts a hand-selected, 2-piece alder body renowned for its pronounced mids, robust bass, and warm, lasting sustain. The process of roasting the alder reduces wood moisture, enhancing natural sustain even further. The quartersawn maple neck provides an all-encompassing brightness, balancing commanding projection with impeccable note separation and a tight low end. The flat-laminated rosewood, with its deep basses and vibrant highs, adds a glossy veneer that harmoniously complements the alder's warmth and the maple's enriching tonal qualities.

A Vintage-Infused Playing Experience

The quartersawn maple neck features a custom-large “C” profile, designed to accommodate various playing styles while taking full advantage of the wood's naturally lightweight properties. Its inherent stability across various climates ensures resilience with minimal intervention. The era-authentic flat-laminated rosewood fingerboard flaunts 21 jumbo (6100) frets sprawled across a 9.5-inch radius, adorned with vintage clay inlays. Vintage-style tuners, a disc string tree, and a bone nut promise unwavering, reliable tone. The vintage synchronized tremolo and vintage-style tuning machines cap off the 25.5-inch scale, creating an instrument that embodies timeless elegance.

Unleash the Texas-Style Fury

Tap into scorching tones courtesy of the Custom Shop’s hand-wound Texas Special single-coil Strat pickups. Overwound to maximize the output of the Alnico V magnets and balanced by staggered pole pieces, these pickups emit vintage warmth, with crisp highs, tight lows, and a formidable midrange growl. The middle pickup is ingeniously reverse-wound to eliminate hum while preserving midrange richness. Harness this tonal diversity through the 5-way blade switch, which, when paired with the “1/2 blender” wiring, allows you to seamlessly blend the neck and bridge pickups in the first and second positions, unveiling a treasure trove of sonic possibilities.

 

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Specifications:

General:

  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed

Body:

  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: 1961 Stratocaster
  • Body Material: Roasted Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color: Aged Sherwood Green Metallic over 3-color Sunburst

Neck:

  • Neck Material: Roasted Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: Large C
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Flat Lam Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Vintage Clay Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21, Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Nut Material: Bone

Hardware:

  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuners: Vintage-style

Electronics:

  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound Texas Special Strat Single-coil
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound Texas Special Strat Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-wound Texas Special Strat Single-coil
  • Controls:
    • 1 x master volume
    • 1 x master tone
    • 1 x blend
  • Switching: 5-way blade pickup switch

Miscellaneous:

  • Strings: Fender, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case

 

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