Here we have a truly stunning guitar, straight from the Fender Custom Shop, this 1961 Journeyman ‘Closet Classic’ Stratocaster offers the best of the vintage and modern world. The light tint nitro finish is designed to show slight use across the body that will continue to age as you play it, It comes loaded with three hand wound ’CS Hand Wound 60s Strat Pickups, Fender vintage tuning machines, and an Indian rosewood fretboard. Her playability is awesome & the sounds from the hand wound Alnico’s has to be heard to be appreciated, with full-on vintage tones (See video) If you’re seeking a Strat that feels like a pre CBS classic, this one will not disappoint!
We are 100% confident that you will not come across a better example than this beauty, she comes complete with all candy/tags, bridge cover, COA, Shop Floor Traveller report & strap etc & lives in her C&G Plush Gold Lined CS Brown Tolex period style case.
The early 1960s saw the first Golden Age of Fender guitars. By 1961 the Stratocaster had come into its own in the world of popular music, with Surf Rock giants The Beach Boys and Dick Dale championing the Stratocaster stateside, whilst Hank Marvin and the Shadows were doing the same in the UK and the Fender Custom Shop 61 Stratocaster is a fitting tribute to this era of innovation, with a whole host of period-correct appointments and hardware, which helps to impart an authentic early 60’s Strat experience.
60’s Style Neck Profile
This Custom Shop 61 Stratocaster features a period-accurate “Oval C” neck profile, which leaves you with an authentic vintage playing feel straight out of the early 1960s. This particular profile is perfect for comfortably faster playstyles than the older “V” and “U” shapes.
Kept in a case most of its life—perhaps even forgotten.
No real playing wear, but more subtle indications of the ages, such as a finish that has lost its sheen, mild discoloration of plastic parts, metal hardware showing slight oxidation, and minor surface scratches on the body and headstock.
Hand Wound, Custom Shop Pickups
Influenced heavily by the pickups that gave the 1960s Stratocaster its signature sound, their exquisite design delivers an enhanced bass response with an extra shot of 21st-Century attitude. As with all original Strat’s, the middle pickup is of a reverse-wound, reverse-polarity construction, giving it that unique sound that we’ve come to love and expect of Vintage Stratocasters.
Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera
As with all Custom-Shop Relic guitars, this particular model comes complete with a period-correct Brown Tolex hard shell case, every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitar you will be keeping inside of it.
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Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.
We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment, and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them. The 48hr mail order returns period offered is with regard to either a problem with the guitar upon receipt, IE, the goods appear to have a defect that was not outlined in the sale listing or clearly not sold as advertised. If the purchaser wishes to return the goods for any other reason, then there will be a re-stocking fee of 10% of the original sale value & return carriage must be paid by the purchaser, there are no exceptions to these rules.
If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument. We offer a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable) It is the purchaser’s responsibility to organise the return promptly to the company in the condition it was received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, within 24 hours (Excluding weekends) upon receipt of the return authorization. Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.
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