'61 Strat® Heavy Relic®
'61 Strat® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Ocean Turquoise over 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001576
The ’61 Strat Heavy Relic takes you back to a special time during the evolution of the venerable model when Leo Fender was constantly modifying, progressing, innovating and perfecting. 1961 was the final year of the round-lam or “slab” rosewood fingerboard, ushering in a new era of ’60s Strats along with many other changes and upgrades. On this model, a two-piece select alder body wears a well-worn Heavy Relic lacquer finish, and the quartersawn maple neck has a ’60s-style “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, and 21 Jumbo (6100) frets for classic feel and gigantic bends.
Custom Shop hand-wound Texas Special™ pickups provide extra output and are hooked up to Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuitry and five-way switching, all on a three-ply mint green pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1960 Oval "C" Neck Binding None Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Flat-Lam Rosewood Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Jumbo (6100) Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot