For the year 2023, Fender Custom Shop presents the Limited Edition Custom '62 Strat Journeyman Relic—a truly special guitar featuring a two-piece select ash body, roasted quartersawn maple neck, and a flat-laminated rosewood fingerboard. This unique combination delivers a sweet midrange, tight lows, and an extra snap on the top end, providing an exceptional tone.
The Journeyman Relic finish in Vintage Blonde is lightly worn, complementing the guitar's elegant appearance when paired with the gold Closet Classic hardware. Drawing inspiration from the celebrated golden-era Stratocasters, the '60s-style oval "C"-shaped neck starts off thin near the nut and gradually fills out towards the 12th fret, ensuring a comfortable and full feel while playing.
Equipped with a three-ply black pickguard, the guitar boasts a set of hand-wound Fat '64 Strat pickups—with a RWRP middle pickup and a reverse angle bridge pickup—along with Fat '50s ½ Blender wiring, allowing easy access to a wide range of tones. The gold Custom Shop synchronized tremolo not only adds to the classic aesthetic but also delivers unparalleled playability and tone.
Among other premium features are the 9.5" radius, 21 jumbo (6100) frets, 5-way switch, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. The package includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap, and a certificate of authenticity, making this Limited Edition Custom '62 Strat Journeyman Relic an exceptional choice for discerning musicians.
Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
Amazing Custom Shop build quality
Features a two-piece select ash body, roasted quartersawn maple neck, and flat-laminated rosewood fingerboard
Journeyman Relic finish in Vintage Blonde
Equipped with hand-wound Fat '64 Strat pickups and Fat '50s ½ Blender wiring for versatile tones
Additional premium features include a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, 9.5" radius, 21 jumbo frets, and deluxe hardshell case with certificate of authenticity
Roasted Quartersawn Maple
Light Tint Nitrocellulose Lacquer
'60s Oval "C"
9.5" (241 mm)
Vintage Clay Dot
1.650" (42 mm)
2-Piece Select Ash
Solid Body with Reverse Angle Bridge Pickup Route
2-Piece Select Ash
6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Vintage White Plastic
Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
American Vintage '59-'64
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Vintage Upgraded '60s
4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved with Custom Shop Logo and Serial Number
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat ’64 Single Coil Strat®
Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Fat ’64 Single Coil Strat®
Custom Shop Hand-Wound '64 Single-Coil Strat®
Master Volume, Master Tone, Neck Pickup Blender
5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge with Neck Blend, Position 2. Bridge and Middle with Neck Blend, Position 3. Middle, Position 4. Neck and Middle, Position 5. Neck
250K 10% Taper Split
Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!