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Custom Fender USA Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic

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Custom Fender USA Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic

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one set
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Hardshell Case of Custom Fender USA Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
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Within 3days after payment
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Product Description

Original owner, purchased this amazing Custom Shop from Sweetwater in 2010. Excellent condition, like new.  Includes all the original case candy, accessories, and Certificate of Authenticity.  This will ship in the original double box it came in from Fender/Sweetwater.  This guitar was $3700 new., and the new ones have gone up in price quite a bit.  This one is unique from most of the other Custom Shop 57s you'll find, as it has a quartersawn maple neck and the aging work is superb. Plus, the bridge pickup is a highly sought, handwound 69, initialled by Abigail Ybarra.  The original description posted on the Sweetwater website is below with full specifications.   Please ask any and all questions prior to purchase.  Thanks!

Weight: 7.44 lbs.
Thickness at 1st fret: 0.842"
Thickness at 12th fret: 0.980"

A re-creation of a classic axe!

One of the most popular instruments in history, the Fender Stratocaster, is among the most imitated electric guitars ever. Though it was born in 1954, 1957 was a benchmark year for the instrument, evolving from its early incarnations into an archetype and the high point of the era of the maple neck Strat. Special touches on this Fender Custom Shop rendition of the '57 Strat include a lightweight ash body, Fat '50s middle and neck pickups, a 1969 Custom Shop bridge pickup, and a 1-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck -- everything you'd expect to find on a premium Strat and then some!

While the Telecaster (and the single pickup version, the Esquire) was a success, Leo Fender listened to players who were looking for an instrument that was a step up from the "plain vanilla" Tele. The company had moved into a new factory and now had the ability to build an upscale solid body electric. In 1954, the Fender Stratocaster made its debut and a true American icon was born. By 1957, some would say the maple-neck Strat had been perfected with features like the "custom contoured" body.

The '57 Strat's sleek, stylish lines in some ways seem to owe more to the automobile designs of the 1950s than traditional guitar building. This recreation features a two color sunburst with a thin-skin lacquer finish over a solid ash body, along with all the other features that made the original instrument such an overwhelming success.

Leo Fender wasn't afraid to "think outside the box" when it came to guitar designs. In the 1950s and well into the 1960s, the blond natural maple neck turned more than a few heads and became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. The '57 Strat comes with a one-piece maple neck and fingerboard with a soft "V" shape. To complete the picture, the neck has been lightly tinted to duplicate the effect of a naturally aged vintage guitar that was played in smoky clubs and dance halls -- a perfect match for the Heavy Relic finish.

1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Features at a Glance:Heavy Relic'd 2-tone Sunburst finishLightweight Ash BodyThin Skin Lacquer Finish9.5" Radius6105 Frets5-way Selector SwitchFat 50's Custom Shop Neck PickupRWRP Fat 50's Custom Shop Mid Pickup1969 Custom Shop Bridge Pickup (hand wound by Abigail Ybarra)1957 Soft "V" Neck Shape1 Ply Parchment Pickguard1 Piece Tinted Quartersawn Maple NeckVintage HardwareBone Nut

Product Specs

Condition:Excellent Make:Fender Model:Fender USA Custom Shop 1957 Strat Heavy Relic Finish:2 Tone Sunburst Categories:Solid Body Year:2009 Made In:United States

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