Fender Custom Shop '57 Strat Heavy Relic No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Heavy Relic'd Dakota Red
Item ID: StratRL57DR

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Plays like a broken-in guitar from the '50s!

A very special year, an incredible Strat! Take a look at the '57 Heavy Relic Strat — it's easy to mistake this new guitar for a heavily played original! And thanks to its amazing set of vintage-style single-coil pickups, this guitar sounds like an original too! Hold the '57 Heavy Relic Strat, and you'll love the feel of its soft-V neck shape. Its lightweight ash body is comfortable and very resonant, and the thin lacquer finish only adds to this amazing Strat's responsiveness. Take a trip back to rock 'n' roll's golden age, with the '57 Heavy Relic Strat!

1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Unique touches
  • "Heavy Relic" treatment

Unique touches
This Fender Custom Shop Strat boasts an ash body with a lacquer finish. The tinted 1-piece quartersawn maple neck is wrapped with a polyurethane finish and sports a "V" shape. The single-ply parchment pickguard and 5-way pickup switch help manage the single-coil pickups.

"Heavy Relic" treatment
As a member of the Fender Custom Shop Time Machine Series, this Strat is treated with the Heavy Relic treatment. This means the instrument is finished to resemble an instrument that has enjoyed a long life of heavy use. This includes significant wear and tear to the finish, dings to the body, neck, and headstock, and aged hardware. The end result is an instrument that looks like it's been around for a while and plays like a broken-in instrument.

1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Heavy Relic'd Dakota Red Finish
  • Lightweight Ash Body
  • Thin Skin Lacquer Finish
  • 9.5" Radius
  • 6105 Frets
  • 5 Way Selector Switch
  • Fat 50's Custom Shop Neck Pickup
  • RWRP Fat 50's Custom Shop Mid Pickup
  • 1969 Custom Shop Bridge Pickup
  • '57 Soft "V" Neck Shape
  • 1 Ply Parchment Pickguard
  • 1 Piece Tinted Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Vintage Hardware
  • Bone Nut
Classic feel and tone with the '57 Heavy Relic Strat!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 9230081854

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