1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®


Model #: 9231012786

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

9231012786

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

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1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Surf Green

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1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Super Faded Aged Candy Apple Red

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

More about 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®

This venerable transition year for the Strat brought several big changes, including a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, white “clay” position dots and an 11-hole pickguard (single-ply until that July). Leo Fender, never one to waste anything, would use up parts until they were gone completely, so during transition years you can find different and distinctive combinations of parts. We’ve incorporated some of those rare combinations in this faithful recreation.

A two-piece select alder body (ash on aged white blonde) wears a Heavy Relic nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a well-loved look and feel. The rift-sawn maple neck sports an “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets for comfortable deep bends. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups are connected to five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a rare 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9231012786
Series: Time Machine
Color: Faded Aged Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Flat-Laminated AAA Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ 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: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

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

    #9231012786

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

    #9231012787

  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Surf Green

    #9231012788

  • 1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Super Faded Aged Candy Apple Red

    #9231012789