1962 was another watershed year for the Fender Stratocaster guitar. Five years of experimentation after the famous '57 model culminated in another benchmark year for the Stratocaster. Now, the Fender Custom Shop '62 Stratocaster Heavy Relic recalls the vibe of its Kennedy-era progenitor, and features a capped rosewood fingerboard, three-ply aged wh... Click To Read More About This Product
1962 was another watershed year for the Fender Stratocaster guitar. Five years of experimentation after the famous '57 model culminated in another benchmark year for the Stratocaster. Now, the Fender Custom Shop '62 Stratocaster Heavy Relic recalls the vibe of its Kennedy-era progenitor, and features a capped rosewood fingerboard, three-ply aged white pickguard, unique '62 pickups, American vintage synchronized tremolo with cover, and Fender/Gotoh vintage style tuning machines. The 1962 Fender Stratocaster comes with hardshell case, strap, cable, bridge cover, and Certificate of Authenticity.
The Fender Custom Shop "Heavy Relic" treatment creates guitars that are super worn-in, like your favorite pair of jeans! They show the natural wear and tear from years of heavy use ” nicks, scratches, worn finish, rusty hardware and aged plastic parts.
The Fender Time Machine Stratocaster and other Time Machine electric guitars pay homage to specific years of some of our classic designs. All are built to exacting specifications of their respective vintages, including body contours and radii, neck shape, fingerboard radius, pickups and electronics. Original materials, tooling and production techniques are employed wherever possible to maintain the integrity of these Fender guitars.
Series: Time Machine Series
Model Name: 1962 Fender Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar
Body: comfort contoured alder
Finish: 3-tone sunburst
Neck: rosewood neck, custom "C" shape, (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
Fingerboard: rosewood, 7.25" radius (184mm)
No. Of frets: 21 vintage style
Pickups: 3 American Vintage '62 Strat Single-Coil Pickups with aged white covers
Controls: volume, tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (middle)
Bridge: American vintage synchronized tremolo
Machine heads: Fender/Gotoh vintage style tuning machines
Pickguard: 3-ply mint green
Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Width at nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, (gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046, p/n 073-0250-006)
Accessories: strap, cable, bridge cover, Certificate of Authenticity
Aged knobs and switch tip
Synthetic bone nut
Light tint lacquer finish on neck,
Custom shop limited edition decal,
Shows extra wear and tear of years of heavy use, nicks, scratches, worn finish rusty hardware and aged plastic parts.
100 percent nitrocellulose lacquer finish
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