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Fender Custom Shop '65 Journeyman Stratocaster Closet Classic Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar  Faded 3-Color Sunburst 

(Faded 3-Color Sunburst)  Sku #L42521000001000

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A recreation of the last of the Pre-CBS Strats.

In 1965 Leo Fender sold the company he founded to CBS, effectively ending the era of the original Strat. The 1965 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster is a testament to this iconic design, representing the guitar as it was during one of its most popular years, but with a few modern updates. The lightweight two-piece body is crafted from two pieces of alder, selected for their grain and weight, and wears a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish that will wear in a distinctively personal way. The hand-wound ’65 Strat® single-coil pickups and Vintage Modified #2 wiring offer authentic tone that’s easy to refine while the reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup reduces hum when used in combination with the other two.

Other features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck, 9.5”-radius round-laminated rosewood fingerboard, five-way switch, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, wing string tree with nylon spacer and bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity

If you're interested in any of our custom shop, limited-run or other premium instruments, we encourage you to call and talk with one of our knowledgeable, well-trained staff for more detailed information about any specific guitar.

  • Journeyman Relic-finished solid alder body
  • 25.5"-scale quartersawn maple neck with round laminated rosewood fingerboard
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop '65 Strat pickups, 5-way switch
  • American Vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuners

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'65 Journeyman Stratocaster Closet Classic Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple with a 1965 “C” Shape and 9.5” (241 mm) Radius
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Closet Classic
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘65 Single-Coil Strat® (Bridge), Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘65 RWRP Single-Coil Strat® (Middle), Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘65 Single-Coil Strat® (Neck)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Included: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity"
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