Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster "Chicago Special" LEFTY Relic Faded Oxblood w/Rosewood Neck & Tortoise Pickguard

CME Exclusive Left-Handed 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster "Chicago Special" LEFTY Relic Faded Oxblood w/Rosewood Neck & Tortoise Pickguard

Brand New
Serial #R120785
7lbs 7oz

Description & Specs

The benchmark of craftsmanship, the Fender Custom Shop is the apex of what Fender has to offer. Each instrument is hand-crafted by Fender Master Builders from only the finest, premium-grade components. The Custom Shop, known also as “The Dream Factory,” produces extremely limited runs of period-correct touchstones from the Fender catalog, as well as special one-offs featuring experimental, ground-up design and appointments. Custom hand-wound and treated pickups, exotic tonewoods, hand-aged hardware, special relicing techniques–only the best of the best goes into what leaves the Fender Custom Shop. Fender’s finest expression of quality and art, supreme in all ways.

"Chicago Special" Strat® pickups
  • Calibrated set - bridge to neck - for balanced output
  • Each pickup as custom AlNiCo 5 magnet stagger for optimum output balance string-to-string
  • 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs
  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response

Model Number: 9237101550
Serial Number: R120785
Finish Package: Journeyman
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 7lbs 7oz

Body Wood: 2-Piece Alder Body
Body Color: Faded Oxblood
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer Sparkle
Body Notes: Faded Oxblood

Hardware Plating: Chrome
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Relic
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat Relic
Control Assembly: Strat 1/2 Blender Relic
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage Relic
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Strat Relic
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Upgraded '60s Relic
Tremolo Arm Tip: White Relic
Tuner Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines w/ Fender Logo Relic
String Guide: Wing String Tree w/Metal Spacer
String Gauge: .010-.046

Neck Assembly: '56 Strat Relic
Neck Blank: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Truss Rod: '50s
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: .575"
Neck Scoop: '56
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Micarta White .250
Side Dot: Micarta White .250
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 7.90" - 9.5"
Neck Back Shape: "C" Shape
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Bolts: 4-Bolt
Neck Notes: Sort for Dark Rosewood Neck Blank

Pickguard: Tortoise Pickguard
Pickup Neck: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat Neck Relic
Pickup Middle: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat RWRP Middle Relic
Pickup Bridge: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat Bridge Relic
Control Knobs: Strat 1/2 Blender Relic
Selector Switch Tip: White Relic
Pots: 250k 10% Taper Split
Switch: 5-Way Level

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