The Fender Custom Shop first builds then expands the concept of reissue instruments, and it always starts with a meticulously crafted replica, using the same techniques and tooling as the originals.
A pivotal time for the evolution of the Strat, the 1958 model year also ushered in the "new" - now classic 3-color Sunburst, while retaining a one-piece maple neck as standard. Heavily aged to fashion a truly vintage aesthetic and feel, the expert artisans at Fender Custom Shop lend this one a Heavy Relic treatment, providing a decades-worn twist to accompany fresh player-centric features, like a 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, and Vintage Modified #2 wiring.
Exhibiting a flame AA quartersawn neck and loaded with hand-wound Strat Fat 50’s pickups, the 1958 Heavy Relic Strat looks and plays like a true classic; add in a two-piece alder body with deep, sleek contours and the single ply Eggshell pickguard, this guitar demonstrates every bit of the once-and-future, classic Strat.
Other appointments include a medium-tinted “ ’59 C” shaped neck, 5-way switch, American Vintage synchronized bridge, vintage tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Weight 7lbs 7oz