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Fender 2019 Custom Shop 1965 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic, Rosewood Fingerboard
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Fender 2019 Custom Shop 1965 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Guitar, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic, Rosewood Fingerboard

Condition: New

SKU: FEN-65S-JRN-ACFM

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Player's Perspective

The best of the best over at Fender are put to work in their Custom Shop department and, as you might suspect, they crank out some of the greatest instruments that the illustrious company has to offer. This recreation of a '65 Strat is no different. Perfect for the player that wants that vintage vibe out of a shiny new guitar.

The relic treatment on this one is right in between Fender's "closet classic" and "journeyman" treatments, which basically means it's going to look like a guitar from 1965 that has been on the road a bit, but never abused. It'll have a light and respectful relic treatment on it that looks and feels great. Adding to the incredible feel of this guitar is the immaculate fretwork and overall construction. We received this guitar already with very low action right out of the box. It plays incredibly smoothly up and down the neck with a satin-smooth finish.

The hand-wound pickups have a refinement to them that ooze vintage tone with dynamic response and loads of harmonic content. The bridge pickup is bright and spanky without sounding like an ice pick going through your eardrums. The neck pickup is rich and creamy with a very lush single-coil tone. The middle pickup is reverse-wound so it'll be hum-canceling when used in conjunction with either of the other pickups. On its own, it has a beautiful vocal-like quality to it that is airy, bright, and yet has some body to it. 

Manufacturer's Description

In 1965 Leo Fender sold the company he founded to CBS, effectively ending the era of the original Strat. The 1965 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster is a testament to this iconic design, representing the guitar as it was during one of its most popular years, but with a few modern updates. The lightweight two-piece body is crafted from two pieces of alder, selected for their grain and weight, and wears a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish that will wear in a distinctively personal way. The hand-wound ’65 Strat® single-coil pickups and Vintage Modified #2 wiring offer authentic tone that’s easy to refine while the reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup reduces hum when used in combination with the other two.

Other features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck, 9.5”-radius round-lam maple or rosewood fingerboard, five-way switch, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, wing string tree with nylon spacer and bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass® and the distinctive headstock designs commonly found on the Strat®, Tele® & P Bass® guitars are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Specifications

Body

  • Model Name: 1965 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic
  • Model #: 9235000824
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1965 "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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

Hardware

  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Closet Classic
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Serial #: CZ542926
  • Approximate Instrument Weight: 8 lbs

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender. This Custom Shop 1965 Stratocaster is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

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