Fender Custom Shop Limited Ed '65 Dual-Mag Strat Journeyman Relic Aged CharFrstM
Another monster from the Fender Custom Shop - this is an exceptional Strat that feels like a dream and plays like butter, and the new Dual-Mag pickups feature extraodinary string-to-string balance, sparkle, fatness, bite, and suppleness.
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Limited '65 Dual-Mag Strat Journeyman Relic with Closet Classic Hardware - a stunning beauty from bridge to headstock, with special pickups and wiring, gold hardware, a three-ply black pickguard, mother of pearl fingerboard dot inlays and more. Most notably, it wears a beautiful Journeyman Relic finish in Faded Aged Charcoal Frost Metallic. This finish imparts the look of moderate playing wear, with a fine network of finish checking on the two-piece select alder body and quartersawn maple neck with '65-style "C" profile, plus a handful of "friendly" down-to-the-wood nicks and dings and Closet Classic hardware that's only slightly oxidized.
All three Custom Shop hand-wound Dual Mag II pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) deliver high-output vintage Strat tone with enhanced string-to-string tonal balance. Vintage Modified #2 wiring routes the neck and middle pickups to a shared tone control, with the bottom tone control routed to the bridge pickup. Further, the Tone-Saver bleed circuit eliminates tonal loss when the volume control is turned down.
Other premium features include a 9.5"-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut, five-way pickup switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with nylon spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.