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Fender Custom Shop - 1960 Relic Stratocaster - Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst

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Model Overview:

This 1960 Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst Stratocaster pairs a two piece Alder Body with a Quarter Sawn Maple Neck and is Standard Reliced by Fender; the "Relic" finish is designed to show years of playing with different dings and marks to show different parts of a story, to give your guitar a history from the moment you take it out the case for the first time. 

The neck is a mid 60's oval C profile which gives an immediately comfortable and familiar feel and is finished with a AAA grade slab rosewood fingerboard and 6100 jumbo frets. The body is outfitted with 3X custom shop hand wound 60/63 Stratocaster Pickups with the middle pickup being Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity allowing for hum-cancelling in positions two and four of the five way selector switch, the electronics are capped off with a Tone-Saver treble bleed circuit which means that no matter where the volume is set, there is no tone drop off. 

Includes Hardcase, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity. 

Model Specs:


  • Model Name: 1960 Relic® Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
  • Model Number: 1530160897
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst


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


  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: Mid '60s Oval “C”
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6100 Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Bridge
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 RWRP Middle
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Neck
  • 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


  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Custom Relic® Vintage White


  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

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