The Fender Custom Shop ‘62 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic, seen here in a strikingly good looking Olympic White, is an amazing recreation of the legendary ‘62 Strat with some modern, play enhancing updates.
Custom Spec ’62 Fender Stratocaster
With this Fender Custom Shop ‘62 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic, the guitar artisans of the Custom Shop have painstakingly recreated a 1962 Stratocaster, with a few modern updates as requested by PMT guitarists for enhanced playability.
Originally introduced in 1954, the Stratocaster changed music forever. Really hitting its stride in the early 60s, the Stratocaster has been famously played by such musical legends as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, John Frusciante, David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix among many, many more.
Now, it’s your turn to take up this prestigious axe and craft your own musical journey.
Fender Custom Shop 62 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Olympic White Key Features:
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- Medium Jumbo Frets
- Rosewood Fretboard with 9.5” Radius
- ‘60s Oval “C” Neck Profile
- Hand Wound Fat 60s Strat Pickups
- Fender Gotoh Vintage Tuners
- Vintage Synchronised Tremolo Bridge
- Journeyman Relic Ageing for Authentic Aesthetic
- Includes Hard Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity and More
Crafting A Custom 1962 Stratocaster
Alder has been used to craft the distinctive body shape of the 1962 Stratocaster, with its signature double-cutaway design allowing for easy reach of the higher frets – essential for solos and other adventurous styles of play.
Known for its bright, balanced and resonant tone along with an accentuated upper midrange, sharp attack and fantastic sustain, Alder has been a long time favourite wood for Fender’s electric guitar bodies.
Journeyman Relic Ageing
Having been given the Journeyman Relic treatment, this guitar looks as though it has been well loved and well looked after.
Some moderate ware, finish checking and the odd ding along with slightly dulled hardware gives the appearance of an instrument that has come all the way from the ‘60s, seen the odd gig but has mostly been taken care of at home.
‘60s Style Neck with Modern Enhancements
Attached to the body is a ‘60s Oval “C” shaped Maple neck. Delivering a chimey and bright tone, Maple is favoured by many Fender guitarists due it to its great look, feel and tone.
Atop the neck is an old-school Rosewood fretboard featuring a modern 9.5” radius and medium jumbo size frets for an easy-to-play, comfortable experience for your fretting hand.
Authentic Vintage Strat Electronics and Hardware
Giving this FCS 1962 Strat its voice is a trio of hand wound Fender Custom Shop Fat ‘60s single-coil pickups.
These pickups boast classic design straight from the 1960s, with Alnico 2 magnets, formvar wire and feature a vintage stagger. You get classic Strat sound with beautifully clear highs and warm, punchy lows.
Found in each the bridge, middle and neck pickup positions, these pickups give you the amazing sound of a real 1960s Stratocaster – the driving force behind some of the most well loved songs In rock ‘n’ roll history.
Giving you a wide range of sounds, the five-way pickup selector switch allows you to select how you’d like to use the SSS configuration.
Up on the headstock, you’ll find Fender Gotoh Vintage tuning machines providing precise and secure tuning of your strings and the all-important vintage look as required for such a faithfully recreated guitar.
A Fantastic Addition to Your Collection
From the incredible vintage meets modern combination, to the authentic hardware and hand wound electronics – the Fender Custom Shop 1962 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic is an all-around fantastic instrument.
Buy the FCS 1962 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic now and get this incredible recreation of a legendary guitar, complete with a hard case – the perfect way to protect your investment.
Fender Custom Shop 62 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Olympic White Specs:
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Shape: ‘60s Oval “C”
- Fingerboard: Slab Rosewood
- Radius: 9.5”
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Face Dots: Micarta White
- Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage Synchronised Tremolo
- Pickups: Hand Wound Fender Custom Shop Fat ‘60s
|Case Included||hard case|
|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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