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Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue / 3 Tone Sunburst

Regular price $6,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $6,000.00 USD
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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 hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Mint condition!


  • Neck material: Quartersawn maple
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: 1960 oval "c"
  • Fingerboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Fingerboard material: Flat-laminated rosewood
  • Position inlays: Vintage clay dot
  • Side dots: Vintage clay
  • Number of frets: 21
  • String nut: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Body: 2-piece select alder
  • Body finish: Lacquer
  • Bridge: Custom shop vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-ply mint green
  • Control knobs: Vintage white
  • Switch tip: Vintage white
  • Hardware finish: Nickel/chrome
  • Tuning machines: Vintage style
  • Strings: Nickel plated steel (.010-.046 gauges)
  • Bridge pickup: Custom shop hand-wound texas special™ single-coil strat®
  • Middle 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
  • Fret size: Jumbo (6100)
  • Scale length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)