1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic® - Maple


Model #: 9235000815

1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

9235000815

1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black

9235000816

1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

9235000817

1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Daphne Blue

9235000818
1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

More about 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic® - Maple

1959 was a year of transition for the venerable Strat®. In May of ’59 we revised the way necks were made, switching from a one-piece maple neck to maple capped with a “slab” rosewood fingerboard. We also changed the pickguard, moving from 1-ply construction to the current three-ply material, and upped the number of screws from eight to 11, which also necessitated changing the body’s control route. These changes didn’t happen overnight; many guitars exist that show various combinations of these features, which makes them extremely rare and collectible. Reflecting these historic idiosyncrasies, the maple fingerboard model sports a 1-ply, 9-hole Parchment pickguard while the rosewood fingerboard model sports 3-ply, 10-hole Mint Green nitro pickguard.

The two-piece alder body, ash on aged white blonde wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages, while the tinted riftsawn maple neck is fast-playing and comfortable, thanks to the “’63 C” neck profile, 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 21 6105 frets. The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Other features include five-way switch, Vintage Modified #2 wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235000815
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1963 "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Relic®
Control Knobs: Vintage White Relic®
Switch Tips: Vintage White Relic®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

    #9235000815

  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Black

    #9235000816

  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

    #9235000817

  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Daphne Blue

    #9235000818