"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender

Fender's Custom Shop knocked it out of the park with this Limited Run/NAMM 2020 Heavy Relic Tahitian Coral Stratocaster!

Beyond just looking incredible, it's an outstanding 50's inspired Strat that has that extra bit of Tele-twang, resonance, and openness that the 50s Strats tend to have (vs. the rounder, mellower, compressed 60's feel and tones). Specs include a 2-piece Alder body, rift-sawn maple neck with a 9.5" fingerboard radius and '63 C carve, 6105 narrow/tall frets, Vintage Modified Wiring (2nd tone is assigned to the bridge pickup), and hand-wound Tomatillo pickups (reverse-wound middle pickup). The neck carve is a highlight and the worn/ultra-smooth feel, along with excellent fretwork, feels immediately comfortable, fast, and responsive. 

Plugged in to a phenomenal sounding Magnatone Twilighter 1x12 combo, that Tele twang-meets-Strat cluck tone we mentioned earlier immediately brought a smile to our faces. Clear, chimey, powerful, medium output...exactly what we want from a great 50's Strat. All of that acoustic resonance and liveliness translates beautifully when amplified via a set of killer sounding hand wound Fat '50's pickups. 

Color us mighty impressed - this is a really, really great Custom Shop Strat, end of story! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Faded/Aged Tahitian Coral, Heavy Relic
  • 2-Piece Select Alder Body
  • Tinted Maple Rift Sawn Neck
  • '63 "C" neck carve
  • 9.5" Radius
  • 21 Narrow Tall/6105 Frets
  • Hand Wound Fat 50's Pickups w/ RWRP Mid
  • 5-way switch
  • Vintage Modified Wiring #2 (Vol / Tone 1
    (Neck & Mid) / Tone 2 (Bridge) with Treble Tone Saver Bleed)
  • 1-Ply Parchment Pickguard
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Wing String Tree w/ Metal Spacer
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • 7lbs 10oz

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