Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Roasted "Big Head" Stratocaster Relic Guitar, Aged Black
More about Limited Edition Roasted ""Big Head"" Stratocaster® Relic®
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Limited Roasted Big Head Stratocaster Relic, with a two-piece select roasted alder body and roasted maple neck for midrange punch that cuts through onstage. The name also encompasses the larger headstock, which was introduced in the mid 1960s and has been a classic Stratocaster design element ever since, and a ravishing Relic finish in Aged Black, Aged Vintage White, Aged Candy Apple Red and Faded Aged Sherwood Metallic. With spidery finish checking all over the body and scars, dings and dents from bridge to headstock, the Relic treatment tells a story of an authentically worn-in guitar that has seen more than its share of action throughout many years of club and bar gigs.
Special pickups and wiring deliver amazingly versatile tone. Three Custom Shop hand-wound Fat ’60s pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) produce lots of power with the sweetness of alnico 2 magnets. POMO Strat® Fat ’50s wiring delivers stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom, also minimizing the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume. The volume and tone controls consequently react more smoothly and more evenly, without the typical hot spots, making it easier to clean up an overdriven amp simply by slightly rolling back the guitar’s volume knob. Further, the Greasebucket™ II bridge-pickup tone control minimizes gain/mid loss when turned down.
Other premium features include a roasted quartersawn maple neck with ’63-style “C” profile, a 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 jumbo (6100) frets and a bone nut, five-way pickup switch, 11-hole gold anodized aluminum pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with nylon spacer, 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
- Model Name: Limited Edition Roasted ""Big Head"" Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Black
- Model Number: 9236081255
- Series: Limited Edition
- Color: Aged Black
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Body Material: 2-Piece Select Roasted Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Roasted Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Shape: 1963 Strat® ""C""
- Scale Length: 25.5"" (64.77 cm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Jumbo (6100)
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650"" (42 mm)
- Headstock: Stratocaster® Large
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop ""V"" Logo
- Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
- Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl, 0.28"" (7 mm)
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, Neck and Bridge Pickup Blender
- 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: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
- Control Knobs: Vintage White
- 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 Limited Edition 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.