FENDER USA Custom Shop Strat 50's Journeyman"Lake Placid Blue + Rosewood" (2016)


Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1950s Stratocaster Journeyman Relic’d Lake Placid Blue. Features Fender’s new Journeyman Relic finish, a AAA Rosewood Neck, 6105 frets, 9.5″ Radius and a 57 Soft “V” Neck shape - cant get much better then that. This series was lightly relic’d rather than the heavy relic that you see coming out of the Custom Shop where the guitar looks like it was run over by a heard of mountain goats. Much more subtle relic job and much more realistic in our opinion! She also features a rare solid rosewood neck strat. Plays and sounds as good as it looks, get it while you can, there are not many around with the rosewood neck option.Additonal specs that are worth mentioning are the three handwound single-coil pickups with modern wiring and five-way switching, Gold Annodized pickguard, aged control knobs and switch tip, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and vintage-style tuners. Includes hardshell case and a pil of candy.


The overall feel of the neck is pure vintage, from their golden era. At the top nut end, the profile is straight from the early 60’s camp, so easy to handle chords and licks. As you move up the fingerboard, the neck fills out a touch, so you have plenty of substance in the palm of your hand, yet in no way will it impede your playing ability. It is the character of late 50’s models, as they moved from the early/mid 50’s models, with big clubby necks, then morphed through to the slimmer feel of a 60’s neck. Bottom line is it instantly feels comfortable and familiar like an old pair of faithful slippers



I can vouch for the fact that it has only had own careful and discerning owner since new. Home use only and barely played. Sure we can have fun with the ‘as new’ condition on a somewhat factory aged finish, but it is easy to establish that you’ll not find any hint of any fret wear. Plus the case, certificate, tags and accessory pack are all included and in good order.


  • Specifications

    Serial Number: CZ527595

    Time of Manufacture: 2016

    Place of Manufacture: Custom Shop, Corona. USA

    Neck Profile: 57 Soft “V” Neck shape

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 8.1 Pounds

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

    Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"

    Colour: Lake placid blue

    Originality: 100% Original and Untouched 

    Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to pictures below.