Fender Custom Shop 1970 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster - 3-color Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Quartersawn Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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A Classic Strat with Plenty of Bite!

This Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar commemorates an era in which the Strat ascended to world dominance as the weapon of choice for guitarists on concert stages everywhere. Armed with a distinctively-relic'd alder body and a trio of Fat '60s single-coil pickups, the classic bite that you can coax out of this solidbody electric guitar is nothing short of legendary. You also get modern 5-way switching, vintage white control knobs, and an American Vintage bridge. We don't mind telling you that the extreme comfort provided by this Stratocaster's quartersawn maple neck with 1969 "U" profile put a few smiles on our faces here at Sweetwater. Grab this Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar and prepare to be impressed!

Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Fat '60s Stratocaster single-coil pickups provide classic Strat tone
  • Quartersawn neck gives you ultra-stability and ultra-playability
  • Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
Fat '60s Stratocaster single-coil pickups provide classic Strat tone

No matter how well you play, your tone lives and dies by the pickups in your axe. This Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar sports three Fat '60s single-coil pickups, which are known far and wide for their classic bell-like, jangly, smooth, and bluesy tone. These pickups deliver bright and clear cleans with the perfect amount of midrange bite. When you plug your 1970 Relic Stratocaster into your favorite tube amplifier, you'll find everything from smooth mellow tones to outrageously aggressive leads, all within a casual twist of a volume knob. On top of that, you get a reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup with a modern 5-way blade pickup selector.

Quartersawn neck gives you ultra-stability and ultra-playability

The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar 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. You'll also love the playability and feel of this 1970 Relic Stratocaster's contoured heel when you're playing higher up the fretboard. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed arpeggio work.

Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe

As you can imagine, a true 1970 Strat would show signs of wear and tear, and this Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar is finished to represent those years of playing. The worn finish on the body and neck, and the aged and slightly rusty hardware will make you wonder if it really isn't a true vintage guitar. Collectors in the know will tell you that the early '70s was when the Strat ascended to world dominance on the charts and concert stages everywhere, and this 1970 Relic Stratocaster captures the vibe perfectly!

Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fender Custom Shop Heavy Relic laquer finish
  • Fender's classic 1969 "U" neck profile with large headstock serves up outstanding feel
  • 9.5" radius and 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
  • Fat '60s Stratocaster single-coil pickups provide classic Strat tone
  • Reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup and modern 5-way switch wiring
  • Black textured vinyl hard-shell case with red interior included
This Fender Custom Shop 1970 Relic Stratocaster is the real deal for vintage Strat fans!

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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 Lacquer
Color 3-Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape 1969 "U" Profile
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Micarta
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners American Vintage
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Fat '60s Single-coil
Middle Pickup Fat '60s Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Fat '60s Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings NPS .009-.042 Gauges
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 1550070800

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Killer guitar, I couldn't be more pleased

First of all I want to thank Aaron for taking great care of me as he always does. Sweetwater makes things easy. I was anxious about buying a high dollar guitar without getting to touch it and he put me at ease and I am so glad I made the jump. The guitar is flawless, came setup perfectly out of the box. Light weight, highly resonant with a great neck. The relicing is not over the top and it gives it a very nice already worn in feel. Now for the pickups. These are the best strat pickups I have ever heard, hands down, nothing close. It gave me goose bumps the first time I played it. Again, I could not be happier with the guitar or the experience. I will be back soon for the matching tele!
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