Chicago Music Exchange Chicago Special 1960 Stratocaster® Left-Hand


Model #: 9237100412
Chicago Music Exchange Chicago Special 1960 Stratocaster® Left-Hand Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Shell Pink

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The early-1960s were a period of great innovation, so at Chicago Music Exchange we honored the spirit of the era with our Fender® Custom Shop Chicago Special 1960 Stratocaster®. By adding a touch of functional modern with a 9.5” radius and the Fender Half Blender, which allows blending the neck pickup in the 1st and 2nd position via the first tone knob, this Strat® starts all classic but keeps an open mind to what guitarists demand in performance. We carefully chose a rift sawn maple neck to ajoin with the era-integral slab rosewood fretboard, specified to sort for the dark of course, to enhance the instrument's resonance and beauty in parallel. The namesake Chicago Special pickups were created in collaboration with Fender's VP of Product Development Mike Lewis during our frequent visits to Corona and were thoughtfully designed to encapsulate the classic and unmistakeable feeling found on recordings made in the city of Chicago in the '50s and '60s. To achieve a balanced output across every pole piece, the Alnico 5 magnets are wrapped in 42 gauge enamel wire and potted in shellac, reacreating the round highs, and wide open frequency range of original pickups at the time. If you’re searching an early '60s Strat that honors history but with a few tricks under the hood, Chicago Music Exchange has done the heavy lifting - look no further.

Contact Chicago Music Exchange at 773-525-7773 or visit them online at online at: www.chicagomusicexchange.com

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Chicago Music Exchange Chicago Special 1960 Stratocaster® Left-Hand Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Shell Pink
Model Number: 9237100412
Series: Dealer Select
Color: Aged Shell Pink

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1959 "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: White Micarta
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Chicago Special
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Chicago Special
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Chicago Special
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Blend
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: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.