2014 marks the 60th Anniversary of one of the absolute legendary guitars of all time, the 1954 Fender Stratocaster. It’s hard to imagine the world without the Strat; it has become so ubiquitous in our culture that it feels like it’s been around for centuries. For this very special occasion Fender will be producing a year-long Custom Shop run of the 2014 Heavy Relic 1954 Custom Shop Stratocaster. This guitar looks the part, like you just discovered it in the back of the world’s greatest pawn shop. But Fender has learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it’s got a few modern touches as well, like the 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. Want to order one? Get in touch with our sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Fender: The Fender Custom Shop celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster guitar. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year and is finely crafted with a rich selection of features and appointments, in addition to a heavy relic treatment that evokes decades of use, abuse and hard-fought wear and tear.
The one-piece ash body features a battered nitrocellulose lacquer finish in the model’s original 2-Color Sunburst. The one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable 1954 “U”-shaped profile and tinted lacquer finish, and the maple fingerboard has a 9.5” radius and 21 6105 frets for smooth modern playability. Three 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice. Other features include modern five-way pickup switching, a single-ply white pickguard, synchronized tremolo bridge with six “patent pending” saddles and serial number-stamped tremolo backplate (a special 1954 touch), vintage-style tuners and nickel- chrome hardware. The guitar comes in a tweed “center-pocket” case with Stratocaster 60th anniversary embroidery and an included 60th anniversary commemorative book.
BODY One-Piece Ash
FINISH Relic Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BRIDGE Synchronized Tremolo Bridge with Six “Patent Pending” Saddles
PICKUPS 1954 Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge, Middle and Neck)
NECK One-Piece Quartersawn Maple
FINGERBOARD Maple, 9.5″ (241 mm) Radius
FRETS 21, Narrow Jumbo
CONTROLS Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2.
INCLUDED Tweed “Center-Pocket” Case with Stratocaster 60th Anniversary Embroidery and an Included 60th Anniversary Commemorative Book