1960 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®
1960 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9236081219
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’60 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, and believe us—it’s very aptly named. The two-piece select alder body wears Heavy Relic lacquer finishes in Faded Aged Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Olympic White over Three-Color Sunburst, Aged Sonic Blue over Three-Color Sunburst and Aged Black over Three-Color Sunburst. This is the heaviest of the Relic treatments, with each imparting the look of a golden-era 1960 Strat that has not exactly been handled gingerly over six-plus decades. From seriously dinged and damaged wear to intensely discolored hardware and finish, this is a guitar that has been to Hell and back more than once; a guitar that has repeatedly been through the ringer and then some, laughing all the while even as it demands more punishment.
Classic appointments abound: Its quartersawn maple neck has an easy-playing ’60-style Oval “C” profile, topped by a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5” radius, 21 jumbo (6100) frets and a bone nut. Three Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special™ pickups brings out the best in Strat® tone with clear highs, chirpy midrange and tight lows, along with Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a Tone-Saver bleed circuit (eliminates tone loss when volume is turned down).
Other premium features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, five-way pickup switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape '60s Oval "C" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Flat-Laminated Rosewood Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Jumbo (6100) Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot Headstock Stratocaster® Small Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo