Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster - Hot Rod Red over Black Heavy Relic No Longer Available

Heavy Relic Stratocaster with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 3 x Custom Shop '60s Pickups, and Hard Case - Hot Rod Red over Black
Item ID: Strat62HRHRR

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Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster - Hot Rod Red over Black Heavy Relic
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Sweet '60s Heavy Relic Strat!

The Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind re-creation of a classic 1962 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. You'll love the large C-shaped neck, vintage-style laminate fretboard, and the Custom Shop pickups that give this Strat tons of vibe. This '62 Stratocaster gives you a painstakingly re-created and meticulously hand-aged version of this legendary guitar. Don't miss out - this is a real one-of-a-kind guitar for Sweetwater, so when this Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster is gone, it's gone.

Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster at a Glance:
  • Select tonewoods perfectly re-create the sound and look of this Strat
  • Vintage-style laminated fingerboard
  • Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era
Select tonewoods perfectly re-create the sound and look of this Strat

In addition to its nitrocellulose-lacquer-finished 2-piece alder body, this '62 Stratocaster captures many other idiosyncrasies of the 1962 Stratocaster's tonewoods. One of the most remarkable of these is its rounded dark rosewood laminate fretboard shaped to the radius of the '62 Stratocaster's large C-shaped maple neck.

Vintage-style laminate fingerboard

Fender had just moved away from the "slab" style of fingerboards in 1962, because they had a tendency to split from the neck due to humidity changes. The rounded laminate method minimized the differences in the way the two woods contracted, but it was far more costly, as the single piece of rosewood had to be hand contoured to perfectly fit the neck. By painstakingly recreating this process the Fender Custom Shop ensured that the "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster would give you the same feel and sound as an original 1962 Stratocaster.

Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era

As much as it might resemble a museum piece, there's no doubt about it - this one-of-a kind Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster was made to be played. Not only that, but it's designed to give you the real sound of a vintage 1962 Stratocaster. That's why the Fender Custom Shop designed a special model of '60s Stratocaster pickups. These incredible pickups not only re-create the sound, but also the dynamic response an original 1960s Strat.

Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster Features:
  • One-of-a-kind, heavily aged 1962-style Stratocaster re-creation
  • Historically accurate 2-piece alder body
  • Round laminate dark rosewood fretboard true to the fine process used to prevent splitting in the early 1960s
  • Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster pickups perfectly re-create the sound of a 1962 Strat
  • Custom Shop hardshell case included

Capture the look, sound, and feel of a real 1962 Stratocaster with this Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater "Sweet '60s" '62 Stratocaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Manufacturer Part Number 9231004545

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop Solidbody Guitars