A Winter 2019 NAMM Show Score! This 1965 Stratocaster Relic is finished in the very hot right now, Charcoal Frost Metallic and then treated to a Journeyman Relic distressing for a lightly aged but heavily loved vibe. The period correct wood selection of a Alder, Maple and Rosewood are elevated by sorting for weight or darkness then quarter sawing.
To start, we have a Quartersawn AA Flame Maple Neck carved to a 65 C Shaped Neck Profile. It is topped with a AAA rated Rosewood Fingerboard that was selected for it's dark and rich look. The fingerboard is carved to a 9.5" radius and then topped with 6105 frets. Nut width of 1.650" teamed with 25.5" scale helps give this guitar an immediately familiar feel.
A set of Handwound Pickups wound to 1965 Spec are present. They have a little less output than the early 60's pickups and do the glassy top end thing very well. They are also nice and expressive in the in-between positions. Classic Strat electronics are present with a master volume, 2 tone controls, and a 5 way switch.
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 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 may be!