Fender Custom Shop, 2018 NAMM Limited '62 Strat Heavy Relic, SBL/3TS

Fender Custom Shop

Hands down one of the best custom shops we have had come to our shop! This extremely rare NAMM '62 Heavy Relic Strat is a feast sonically, visually, and feel wise. The minute you open the case you are blown away by the perfect finish on her. The shoulder is perfect. The burst peaks out from below and blends perfectly in with the sonic blue overcoat. What really caught our eyes though were the clay dots. We have no idea why these clay dots pulled us in but somehow their combination with the rest of the instrument is mesmerizing. 
Now more importantly this guitar is a truly inspiring instrument to play. This is very much the perfection of the 60's strat. She has those warm unbelievable Fender tones but also that unmistakable "glassy" ability in the middle pickup. Everything from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Johnson is available sonically from this guitar. The tonal colors we found were endless for this small construct of wood and steel. 
The neck...oh the neck. The neck feels just as an early 60's Stratocaster should...perfectly! This is the shape of the neck that really made the Stratocaster the most popular and iconic design in guitar history. It is immensely comfortable in the lower registers and the shoulders gently increase as you climb toward the 12th fret. And the dark board is Gorgeous! 
All in all we really cannot say enough about this guitar. We love love love her and cannot wait to help her find a good and deserving home. 
  • Fender Custom Shop, 2018 NAMM Limited '62 Strat Heavy Relic, SBL/3TS
  • Sonic Blue over 3 Tone Sunburst
  • Flash coat lacquer
  • 60s style oval C 9.50 Radius
  • Tinted Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Flat Lam Dark Rosewood Neck
  • 6105 Frets
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret .790"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret .930"
  • Neck pickup HW 60/63 Strat Nk Rel
  • MID pickup HW 60/63 Strat MID RWRP REL
  • Bridge pickup  HW 60/63 Strat BRG REL
  • Bone Nut
  • 5-way switch
  • 3-ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • COA

 

 

 


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