2019 Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 '61 Journeyman Stratocaster

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Summary: By 1961, the Stratocaster was fast on its way to becoming a cultural mainstay after Strat-slingers like Hank Marvin took the airwaves by storm. The sixties were also an exciting time for Stratocaster design, as Leo and company outfitted them with rosewood fretboards for the first time. The rosewood produced a sweet attack that spoke to everyone from Hendrix, H.E.R., Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Ray Vaughn. The Wildwood 10 1961 Stratocasters pay tribute to the great Strat boom of the sixties, and we think they embody the sweet sounds of that era to a T.

Body: Two-piece Alder with a thin-skin Fiesta Red finish.

Neck: Quarter sawn Maple with a Rosewood fingerboard, 25.5” scale length, 1.650” nut width, oval C shape, relic wear from 1st to 13the fret on the back of the neck, 21 narrow tall frets, .790" at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th fret.

Pickups/Hardware: Three hand-wound WW10 Strat single coil pickups, vintage style tuning keys, master volume/two tone controls/5-way pickup selector, American Vintage 6-saddle bridge, Vintage Modified wiring #2, 3-ply mint green pickguard.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent condition and shows almost no signs of use. It plays and sounds fantastic. This guitar has been relic'd. This includes finish checking, various nicks and scuffs, and the sanding of the back of the neck.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.

Case: This guitar ships in the original Custom Shop hard-shell case with COA, professionally packaged, and fully insured.