Fender Custom Shop 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster - Lake Placid Blue over Pink Paisley

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Limited Edition, with Alder Body, Maple Neck/Fretboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Lake Placid Blue over Pink Paisley
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1950s Style, Modern Ancho Poblano Pickups

This Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster won't last long, so act now if you want to add this distinctive guitar to your collection. It has the look of a road-worn Strat and feels perfectly played-in, delivering the experience of playing an original '50s Fender. Of special note is the AA flame maple neck, which feels great while also adding to the timeless look with a special tinted finish. Hot-rodded tone comes courtesy of three hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups, overwound for high-output performance. Whether you're playing it or just showing it off, you'll find a lot to love about the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster.

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster at a Glance:
  • Ancho Poblano pickups pack a punch
  • Classic Strat design with Heavy Relic finish
  • Quartersawn neck for long-term reliability
Ancho Poblano pickups pack a punch

The kick in this Stratocaster electric guitar comes from the hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups. These Custom Shop designs are specially engineered to offer you spicy expressive tones that get progressively hotter from neck to bridge pickup. The middle and neck pickups are optimized across the strings to enhance your solo work, while the flat-pole bridge pickup is fashioned for punch, making your guitar work your amp hard. And Fender has curbed these pickups' microphonics and preserved their open-yet-focused tone by potting them in their own secret Custom Shop sauce.

Classic Strat design with Heavy Relic finish

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster is a classic Strat all the way through. The alder body even sports a color-over-color paint job and nitro finish, for the look of a vintage guitar that's been repainted once or twice. The custom neck is AA figured maple, tinted for a well-aged look. Many guitar collectors like the Heavy Relic look, but even more players get these guitars because they feel so comfortable and broken-in.

Quartersawn neck for long-term reliability

The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist, or shrink.

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Features:
  • Limited-edition Stratocaster with Heavy Relic treatment for an aged, road-worn look and feel
  • AA figured maple neck with '57-style Soft "V" profile looks and feels great
  • Quartersawn neck resists twisting and warping as it ages
  • Color-over-color finish for the look of a re-painted vintage guitar
  • Includes limited-edition black Tolex case with crushed velvet interior
From the 1950s to you: the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster.

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Lake Placid Blue over Pink Paisley
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape 57 style soft V
Radius 9.50"
Fingerboard Material Flamed AA Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Micarta Black Dot inlays
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece American Vintage strat bridge
Tuners Vintage with Fender Logo
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Poblano Strat single-coil
Middle Pickup Poblano Strat single-coil
Bridge Pickup Poblano Strat single-coil
Controls 1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 9235302302

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