2014 Fender - Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster Relic - Mary Kay Blonde
Serial No. 2311, weight = 7 pounds 14 ounces, includes original Tweed Fender case with all case candy. No fret wear, no odors, no issues. It is a relic, but it appears unplayed. The Ash wood grain is beautiful and the relicing seems medium to us.
The setup is excellent and she plays really good. Sustain is excellent. This is a really fine one....Collector owned and cared for. No issues, damage, repairs, etc...
From Fender's site: "60 years ago it was 1954 and Leo Fender introduced the Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar. That pretty much changed to world of rock and roll – heck- MUSIC in general – as we know it. To celebrate this momentous event, the Fender Custom Shop is releasing the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster. This exquisite Time Machine Series guitar sports classic '54 appointments such as a 1-piece ash body, 1-piece maple neck with a U-shaped profile, and vintage-style hardware along with period correct style plastic pickup covers and knobs. The Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish also sports a hand-distressed, Heavy Relic finish package to replicate the feel and look of 60 years of genuine road worn wear. A set of Fender’s new 1954 Single-Coil Strat pickups give this limited-edition electric guitar the tone necessary to match its good looks while the 9.5” fingerboard radius and 6105 fret wire mean this valuable instrument isn’t just a collector’s piece to hang on the wall- You can actually go out and play it with comfort and ease. Any why wouldn’t you? It’s not like you have to worry about dinging it up.
We are thrilled to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Limited Edition!
This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year and is finely crafted with a rich selection of features and appointments, in addition to a heavy relic treatment that evokes decades of use, abuse and hard-fought wear and tear.
The Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar boasts a tinted, one-piece maple neck – quartersawn for tone and stability. Quartersawn wood is a stronger cut than flatsawn wood. It also transfer the string vibration more directly towards the body, which means more tone and resonance for you! And the lacquer finish, which is thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, will allow the one-piece Ash body on this ’54 Strat to breathe, age properly in time, and sing with a clear, loud voice.
Custom 1954 Stratocaster pickups provide classic single-coil Strat tone
Smooth, Bluesy, Bell-Like and Jangley - ask any seasoned Strat player and you'll get slightly different response of what they like best about the tone of the ’54 Heavy Relic Strat Ltd Ed. Words alone can't capture the sound, but the new Custom Shop 1954 Single-coil Stratocaster pickups Fender designed for the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster certainly can. And thanks to a 5-way blade pickup selector you have easy access to those in-between tones early Strat players discovered by accident.
The skillfully Relic'd Finish package for a Vintage Vibe, Look and Feel
The stunning Relic treatment starts with a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose Lacquer finishes are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes. Aside from an authentic vintage look, they also allow the wood to breathe and age naturally over time, which enhances the instrument's tonal qualities. They also look and feel great – less paint equals more tone! And the feel of a worn-in vintage instrument is hard to beat. Without sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish the Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar from the real deal.
Features of the Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar