Fender Custom Shop Late 1962 Stratocaster Relic Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Faded Aged Daphne Blue
More about Late 1962 Stratocaster® Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Late ’62 Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware. Just over 60 years after its namesake predecessor, the instrument is loaded with aged looks, sound and vibe that expertly evoke the Stratocaster in the early 1960s.
Its two-piece select alder body wears Relic lacquer finishes in Three-Color Sunburst, Faded Aged Daphne Blue, Aged Aztec Gold and Super Faded Aged Shell Pink. From the finish checking that covers the body to every last ding, dent and scar from bridge to headstock—plus Closet Classic hardware with showing moderate oxidization—this treatment imparts authentically worn-in look and feel and tells a story of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars.
In a distinctive combination of appointments for a transitional Stratocaster from late 1962, the rift-sawn maple neck has a classic ’60-style Oval “C” profile and is topped by a 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with clay-dot inlays (with wide 12-fret spacing), 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. Three Custom Shop hand-wound ’60-’63 Stratocaster Pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) deliver sought-after and dynamically expressive early-’60s Strat® tone, with glassy highs, slight midrange scoop and focused lows.
Other premium features include Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuit (eliminates tone loss when volume is turned down), five-way pickup switch, three-ply mint green pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
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- Model Name: Late 1962 Stratocaster® Relic® with Closet Classic Hardware, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Daphne Blue
- Model Number: 9236081224
- Series: Time Machine™
- Color: Faded Aged Daphne Blue
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
- Neck Shape: '60s Oval ""C""
- Scale Length: 25.5"" (64.77 cm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Narrow Tall (6105)
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650"" (42 mm)
- Headstock: Stratocaster® Small
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop ""V"" Logo
- Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '60/'63 Single-Coil Strat®
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '60/'63 Single-Coil Strat®
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '60/'63 Single-Coil Strat®
- Controls: Master Volume with Tone-Saver Treble-Bleed Circuit, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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
- Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Control Knobs: Vintage White Plastic
- Switch Tips: Vintage White
- Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Fender. This Custom Shop Late 1962 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.
note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.