A very unique and cool Strat! I believe this was built exclusively for the USA Market at the time and sports some very hip appointments. Built in the Fender Custom Shop, the materials and quality are top notch during this era. This guitar was produced just after the era of Cunnetto Strat relics. That being said, some guitar parts carried onto the early part of the millenium. This is obviously hard to detect with guitars such as this, however the general consensus is that the early relics boasted better attention to detail and better quality materials.
The body appears to alder for good tone. The 25.5 inch scale maple neck features a 9.5 inch radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets. Check out the gorgeous rosewood Fret-board on this - i have reason to believe this is indian however it could easily be mistaken for brazillain? Nevertheless its one of the nicest i have ever seen. A Shoreline Gold Relic Job on this Body sports gold hardware which really enhances the overall vibe. The original Custom shop Pick-ups are hooked to the original vintage 5 way switch. A vintage style Gold Aged trem and Kluson style tuners offer rock solid performance. A Very Nice guitar. Whilst the relic job looks quite subtle, someone has really gone to town to try and recreate that nice crystalization/checking that we love to see on original early examples.
This Strat has killer tone and feel. The 60's Slim C neck profile is comfortable to play, The action is Low and the frets are still full. the pickups sound awesome and the electronics work as they should. This guitar was collector owned and well taken care of. It would be silly to rate the cosmetic condition of a Relic but this one has been well taken care of. Comes in original case with cert and some case candy..
If you dig the vintage vibe but want a cool color, this Strat is for you. A really cool Vintage look.
Serial Number: R10842
Time of Manufacture: 2000
Place of Manufacture: USA
Neck Profile: Slim 60's Shape Neck Profile
Fret Condition: Virtually No - Fret Wear
Weight: 7.9 Pounds
Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'
Overall Condition: " Near Mint Condition"
Colour: Shoreline Gold
Originality: 100% Original and Untouched
Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to pictures below.