The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Masterbuilt Electric Guitar is made by the best luthiers in the business. It has the unique combination of features only available in 1957 and was carefu... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Relic Masterbuilt Electric Guitar is made by the best luthiers in the business. It has the unique combination of features only available in 1957 and was carefully treated to create the aura of a guitar that was played over the years.
This '50s Strat has been given Fender's "New Old Stock" (NOS) treatment”built (from original tooling) as if bought new in the '50s, surviving till today.
The body is alder with a black lacquer finish. The custom maple neck has a thin 10/56 "V" back shape and 9.5" radius for authentic vintage feel and vibe.
True Strat tone is produced via 3 Custom Shop hand-wound Strat fat '50s single-coil pickups, which can be adjusted with Fender's familiar 5-position switch, master volume, and 2 tone controls.
The Fender Custom Shop '1957 Stratocaster Relic Masterbuilt Electric Guitar is equipped with so many vintage style features and mojo, it will be both a dream come true and a dream to play for Fender connoisseurs.
Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. Fender's finest is the world's finest.
57 Strat relic
'50s truss rod
Micarta black 6.3mm face dot
Micarta black 3/32" side dot
Vintage 2.375 in R5. fret wire
Thin 10/56 "V" back shape
Neck thickness at 1st fret: .840"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: .960"
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer (no finish on back of neck)
Pickups & Pickguard
Custom 57 Strat relic
Pickup neck position: Handwound Strat fat '50s relic
Pickup mid position: Handwound Strat fat '50s relic
Pickup bridge position: Handwound Strat fat '50s relic
Pickguard: 57 Strat .060 parch relic
Pickguard: Shape 57 Strat
Pickup selector switch: Switch 5-Way lever
Selector switch tip: White relic
Knob tone: White relic Pimco
Knob volume: White relic Pimco
Bridge assembly: Strat vintage relic
Output assemblies: Vint Strat relic
Neck plate: Vintage relic
Back plate & trem cover: Relic Strat
Tremolo arm: Vintage Strat relic
Tremolo arm tip: White relic
Vintage nickel relic tuners
String set for guitar: 010-013-017-226-236-246
Finish package: Relic
Right hand model
Tweed vintage case