What a cool guitar! The Fender Custom Shop 59 Special Stratocaster Journeyman Relic in Black has a super flamed out maple neck which looks amazing, especially with some aging toner and a slick relic job. AAA Flame is visible from every and any angle, especially on the headstock, though. This is one of those guitars you'll spot from across the room.
A 2 Piece Alder body was selected and chosen for its light weight. The guitar weighs in at a very manageable 7 lbs 8 oz. Finished in black and aged beautifully, this Relic features a neck stripped of lacquer for a smooth and fast feel. All the other classic relic appointments are present. Make sure to take a look at the close up's for all the detailed pics.
We have a stunning piece of figured maple selected for the neck of this guitar. The neck on our 59 Special Strat is a 59 Esquire C Profile. This neck measures in at .800" at the 1st fret and .980" at the 12th fret. It has a thin feel from frets 1 through 5 then it starts to taper nicely before feeling more like a full U shape at the 12th fret. It excels at riffing down low and leads up high. The fingerboard radius is shaped to a 9.5" and the frets are 6100, a wide fret with medium height. 25.5" Scale Length keeps the guitar feeling snappy and 1.650" nut width puts the strings right under your fingers.
The pickups are a set of hand-wound Ancho Poblano Strat Single Coil's. These pickups have just the right amount of output to hit your amp with just enough oomph. These pickups also sweeten up beautifully and play nice with an amp set up for headroom. A Master Volume, master tone control, a Blender pot that mixes the neck and bridge pickups (Tele-Time!), and a 5-way switch give you access to all the sounds.
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 Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!