1964 was the final year that Fender was their own company, prior to being purchased by CBS, who resulted in the very first mass-produced Fender guitars and basses, changing the way they were constructed for many years to come.
Anything produced prior to this takeover, a.k.a "Pre-CBS" era instruments (as they were later referred to) are considered far more desirable than anything the company produced in subsequent years.
Classic look, feel and tone
As a nod to those original era Stratocasters, the Fender Custom Shop has produced this stunning Ltd "64" Special Stratocaster. Built to the same specifications as a pre-CBS era 1964 Stratocaster - but with two differences: a flatter 9.5" fretboard radius, and black fret dots - and with a Relic aged "colour over colour" finish of Aztec Gold over Gold Sparkle, this limited edition Stratocaster helps recapture Fender's Golden Era in both looks, tone, and playability.
Exquisite Custom Shop Electronics
Those Custom Shop '64 single-coil Strat pickups help reproduce that vintage and much-coveted 1964 Stratocaster sound. The pickups have been specially designed according to those origical-era specifications, and hand-wound for a truly authentic aural experience.
This is further accentuated with the use of Fender's very own Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a special "Tone-Saver" treble-bleed network, which helps to keep your tone consistent at any volume level (so no loss of your high-end at lower volumes).
To give this guitar that authentic 1964 look and feel, the Fender Custom Shop has applied the Relic ageing process during construction. This gives the guitar an authentic, worn-in look of an instrument that's seen many years of repeated use in clubs and bars, and includes scars, dings, dents and worn areas of paint from the bridge to the headstock and back again.
Premium-Grade Added Extras
Not only does this spectacular guitar look and sound incredible, but it also comes complete with a stunning Fender Custom Shop Deluxe hardshell case, Fender guitar strap, and a certificate of authenticity.
If you have any queries regarding the availability of this instrument, don't hesitate to contact our online sales team directly.
- Vintage, original-era Stratocaster tone, look and feel
- Aztec Gold over Gold Sparkle "Relic" aged finish
- 1963 "C" Neck Profile
- Limited Edition 2017 Model
- Hand-wound Custom Shop '64 Single-Coil strat pickups
- Includes Deluxe hardshell case
- Body: 2-piece Select Alder
- Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck: 1-piece AA Flame Quartersawn Maple, with a 1963 "C" Shape profile and 9.5" Radius
- Frets: 21, 6105 Narrow Jumbo
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Relic
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo
- Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Strat set
- Wiring: Vintage Modified #2 with Tone-Saver Bleed
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
- Includes: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strat, Certificate of Authenticity
|Case Included||hard case|
|Warranty||lifetime warranty (upon registration with fender custom shop)|
|Neck Wood||flame maple neck|
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
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