This Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 60 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Dale Wilson in Candy Apple Red weighs 7 lbs 3 oz. Dale Wilson is one of the finest craftsmen that Fender has. His guitars are killer, his aging jobs are as convincing as they get, and they are simply inspiring on all levels. This guitar features some noteworthy specs so make sure to check them out!
We all know that relicing is an art form. Some are much better than others. Some look cool but not authentic. Some look authentic but not as cool as those heavily worn. Dale always seems to combine the well-worn look with the kind of wear you'd expect to see on someone's #1. This Heavy Relic in Candy Apple Red looks exceptional! Beaten, battered, and bruised with all sorts of scars that add to its mojo.
The neck is made from rift sawn maple and carved to a 60 oval c profile. It measures in at .820" at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th fret. The fingerboard is made of AAA Rosewood and the fingerboard radius measures in at 9.5" This is a fast feeling, skinny neck built to RAWK! 25.5" scale length and 1.650" nut width combine for a familiar feel with taut, snappy strings.
The pickups set is compromised of three, hand-wound by Josephina Single Coil Pickups. In the neck position, we have a 69, the middle position a Fat 50s, and in the Bridge position a Texas Special. A Master Volume along with 2 tone controls and a 5-way switch round out the electronics. This is a marvelously versatile guitar that can run the gamut of genres and decades with ease.
Gold Hardware was selected for this build to add another eye-catching layer to the mix. A set of Locking Tuners was used and done so with a tongue-in-cheek approach since these locking tuners look brand new. Hey, those vintage tuners aren't for everyone and when you added modern hardware to an otherwise Vintage Guitar, this is what you saw!
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since it's formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of Fender Custom Shop instruments in stock at all times. Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Basses, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster, we can help you design or find the special instrument you're looking for!