This Fender Custom Shop 61 Stratocaster Relic in Sonic Blue weighs 7 lbs 8 oz, is brand new, and comes with its full manufacturer's warranty. We have all the classic Relic spots like chips, dings, dents, some arm wear, buckle rash, weather checking, and the lacquer on the back of the neck is thinned a touch. Aside from being beautiful, it plays magnificently and has a set of hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups that are so versatile, it's hard to imagine all these tones coming from one guitar!
The neck is made from a piece of Quartersawn Maple and carved to a very comfortable 60 Style Oval C neck profile. It's a little on the slim side, more like a Medium-Slim feel. It is topped with a AAA Rosewood Fingerboard that is cut to a 9.5" radius and fretted with Jumbo 6100 fret wire. We have a classic Fender nut width of 1.650" and 25.5" scale length that gives the guitar an immediately familiar feel.
An Alder body helps gives the guitar a powerful and forward sound. Weighing in at 7 lbs 8 oz, this Strat is just about the perfect t weight for a Strat. The Sonic Blue finish looks awesome. It's a shop favorite and with the right patina on it, it's unbeatable!
The pickups are a set of the famed Texas Special Single Coil pickups but these babies are hand-wound. Texas Specials are nice and hot when your volume is on 10. Great for pushing a tube amp into drive or flat-out gain, if the traditional Single Coil is a little too weak for you, you MUST hear a set of these hand wounds! They are tied to a master volume, 2 tone controls, and a 5-way switch allowing you to easily dial in all the classic tones.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!