The Fender Custom Shop 1961 Relic Stratocaster takes you back to a pivotal period in the instrument’s history, when surf music caught a huge wave and the Strat entered a phenomenal new decade. Its lightweight alder body features a Relic lacquer finish that evokes years of wear and tear, and sparkling tone comes from three hand-wound Custom Shop pickups with modern five-way switching and Vintage Modified wiring.

Other premium features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with a mid-’60s oval C profile and small headstock, 9.5-radius rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets and bone nut, three-ply mint green pickguard, and vintage hardware. Includes Custom Shop certificate of authenticity and Custom Shop case.

Condition: New (relic); Body: Alder, 3-ply mint pick guard; Neck: One-piece maple with AAA rosewood fretboard, mid 60s oval C carve, 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: 3 color sunburst; Pickups: 60s Custom Shop Strat; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)