The Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster Journeyman is seen here in a beautifully retro Sonic Blue colour and gives you a truly authentic 1962 Strat experience.
Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic
One of the greatest, most popular electric guitars of all time, the Fender Stratocaster is an icon of rock ‘n’ roll.
Seen here is a Fender ’62 Stratocaster that has been lovingly recreated by the legendary Fender Custom Shop team.
With its Sonic Blue colouring, it really has that authentic vibe of an amazing guitar from the golden years of rock music.
Fender Custom Shop ‘62 Stratocaster Journeyman Sonic Blue Key Features:
- Fat ‘60s Strat Pickups
- American Vintage Bridge
- Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Incredible Recreation of ’62 Stratocaster Model
- Includes Hard Case and Accessories
- Journeyman Relic Effect on Finish, Hardware and Pickups
Crafting this Incredible Recreation
Fender have extensively researched the original 1962 Stratocaster model in order to deliver an authentic recreation of this incredible guitar.
Alder has been used to craft the distinctive and unmistakable body shape of the ’62 Stratocaster, with its signature double cutaway design allowing for easy reach of the higher frets – perfect for your guitar solos.
Plain grain Maple has been used for the neck which has a nitro lacquer finish. Modelled directly on original ’62 Stratocaster models, the neck dimensions are as accurate and authentic as possible.
With its 60s style oval “C” back shape, it is comfortable to hold in your fretting hand while adding that genuine 60s vibe to the playing feel.
Traditional Rosewood has been used for the fretboard and features a comfortable 9.5” radius with Micarta white dots in place as position markers.
Fat ‘60s Pickups
Giving the Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster Journeyman its incredible sound is a set of Fat ‘60s pickups.
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 with your choices of:
- Bridge Pickup
- Bridge and Middle Pickups
- Middle Pickup
- Middle and Neck Pickups
- Neck Pickup
A set of controls in the form of Master Volume, Tone 1 (for the neck pickup) and Tone 2 (for the bridge/middle pickups) allow you to really tailor your sound to your exact liking.
Thanks to this amazing versatility, the Fender Stratocaster has been a favourite for guitarists of many genres.
On the body of the Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster Journeyman, you’ll find a 6-saddle American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo bridge.
Each saddle is vintage accurate and easily adjustable, making it easy to maintain perfect intonation across the entire guitar.
The inclusion of the vintage style Stratocaster tremolo arm means you can get that fantastic, retro-whammy sound in your music – a real staple in classic rock ‘n’ roll music.
The strings-through-body design of the bridge enhances sustain so this ’62 Stratocaster will really sing.
At the headstock, you’ll find vintage style tuning machines with the Fender logo, providing beautiful, accurate vintage aesthetics as well as precise and secure tuning of your strings.
Own This Incredible Recreation
Made to exacting detail, the Fender Custom Shop ’62 Stratocaster Journeyman (or Journeyman Relic) gives you an authentic ’62 Strat experience complete with the wear and tear you’d expect from guitar that has been well loved over the decades. Even the hardware and pickups have an authentic relic look to them.
This awesome guitar also comes to you in a period-accurate hard case which is a great way to protect your investment.
Of course, also included you’ll find some great Fender Custom Shop case candy which includes a bridge cover, certificate of ownership, picks, a strap, a Fender Custom Shop custom care kit and more.
Buy the ’62 Stratocaster today and have this incredible tribute to a legendary guitar in your own home.
Fender Custom Shop ‘62 Stratocaster Journeyman Sonic Blue Specs:
- Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
- Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Case: FCS Strat/Tele Brown
- Body Spread: Alder
- Colour: Sonic Blue
- Spread: 2-Piece
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Bridge: American Vintage Strat Bridge
- Tremolo Arm: Vintage Strat Journeyman
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style with Fender Logo
- Tint: Medium Tint
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Material: Plain Grain Maple
- Face Dots: Micarta White .250”
- Side Dots: Micarta Black 3/32”
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood AAA
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”
- Neck Shape: ‘60s Style Oval “C”
- Pickups: HW Fat ‘60s Single-Coil Pickups
- Switching: 5-Way
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2
|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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