Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster "Chicago Special" Lush Closet Classic Violin Burst (Serial #R107898)

CME Exclusive 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar in Violin Burst with Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.

Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster "Chicago Special" Lush Closet Classic Violin Burst (Serial #R107898)

Brand New
  • $3,480.00

Description & Specs

"Lush Closet Classic" aging has beautiful light finish checking throughout, but often can't be easily seen from photographs.

If a more modern spin on a classic Strat is something that interests you, the 1960 “Chicago Special” Stratocaster is for you. The 1960’s were a period of innovation, so we honored the spirit of the time by including a 9’5” radius (a modern upgrade) and a the Fender ½ blender which allows you to blend in the neck pickup in the 1st and 2nd position by way of the first tone knob. The slab rosewood fretboard is joined to a rift sawn maple neck to enhance the resonance of the neck. Finally, the Chicago Special pickups we’re created with Mike Lewis to ensure a balanced output across every pole piece. The Alnico 5 magnets are wrapped in 42 gauge enamel wire, and potted in shellac to recreate the round highs, and wide open frequency range of a vintage pickup.

"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: 9237100253
Serial Number: R107898
Finish Package: Lush Closet Classic
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 7lbs 2.9oz

Body Wood: Ash
Body Color: Violin Burst
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Sort for Lightweight: Yes
Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat
Control Assembly: Strat 1/2 Blender
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Strat Parchment
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Upgraded 60s
Tremolo Arm Tip: Vintage Aged
Tuner Keys: Vintage w/Fender Logo
String Guide: American Vintage 59-64
String Gauge: .010-.046

Neck Assembly: 60 Strat CC
Neck Finish: Light Tint Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn
Fingerboard: Rosewood 9mm
Truss Rod: 60s
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Micarta White .250
Side Dot: Micarta White 3/32"
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Neck Back Shape: 59 Style "C"
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .860"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .980"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Standard Black Micarta
Number of Bolts: 4-Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 56-60 Strat

Pickguard: 60 Strat 3-Ply G/B/G Nitro
Pickup Neck: Hand-wound "Chicago Special" Strat Neck
Pickup Middle: Hand-wound "Chicago Special" Strat Mid RWRP
Pickup Bridge: Hand-wound "Chicago Special" Strat Bridge
Control Knobs: Small Font Vintage White
Selector Switch Tip: Small Font Vintage White
Pots: 250k 105 Taper Split
Switch: 5-Way Selector
Pickup Covers: Vintage White