1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®

1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Surf Green

Model Number: 9231012788

$7,599.00 RRP
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This venerable transition year for the Strat brought several big changes, including a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, white “clay” position dots and an 11-hole pickguard (single-ply until that July). Leo Fender, never one to waste anything, would use up parts until they were gone completely, so during transition years you can find different and distinctive combinations of parts. We’ve incorporated some of those rare combinations in this faithful recreation.

A two-piece select alder body (ash on aged white blonde) wears a Heavy Relic nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a well-loved look and feel. The rift-sawn maple neck sports an “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets for comfortable deep bends. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups are connected to five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a rare 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9231012788
    Series Time Machine
    Color Faded Aged Surf Green
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Stratocaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 60s Oval "C"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Flat-Laminated AAA Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Jumbo
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 1-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs Vintage White
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
    Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Configuration SSS