Here we have a Heavy Relic 1969 Stratocaster from Paul Waller, Masterbuilder at the Fender Custom Shop! Lots of cool thing to notice with this one of a kind guitar, like the Large Headstock, a AA Figured quartersawn Maple neck, an expertly executed Heavy Relic Job, a lefty tremolo, reversed bridge pickup angle, and a wealth of tones that are totally quintessential! It's like if an SRV and Hendrix Strat were combined into one guitar!
A perfectly carved, Modern C Shaped Neck feels full in the hand without being bloated or hard to handle.The fretboard has been carved to a 9.5" radius and then topped with Vintage Upgrade frets, a taller than vintage fret with a nice modern feel.
A set of Josephina Handwound Texas Special single coil take your tube amp in to overdrive in an assertive, yet musical way. They sweeten up beautifully with a roll off of the volume and/or tone in a way that only hand wound pickups can. It's rare that a pickup can sound as good with the guitar's volume knob on 3 or 4 as it does on 10, but this '69 Heavy Relic Strat seriously delivers! A Master Volume, 2 tone controls, and a 5 way switch feel familiar and grant you access to all the classic, iconic tones. The lefty tremolo functionality can take a minute to get used to buy once you summon the spirit of Stevie, you should get the hang of it!
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for may be!