Fender Stratocaster Master Design '59 Relic 2005 John English

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I moved through quite a few Relic Strats over the last couple years, including several Masterbuilt guitars. 

It has everything customers ask about: killer resonance, a dark Rosewood board, and I think it has some of the most tasteful and realistic Relic wear of most any Fender I've had.   The back of the neck looks and feels just right.  The finish on the body is perfectly aged.

It clearly hasn't been played a lot - frets are in great shape.  Our process of checking under the hood, testing the truss rod, etc insures that you get a great guitar.  This one passed the test.

Included in the package is the certificate of authenticity and other original case candy paperwork.  We called Fender and they emailed us the floor traveler form, which we put in the case.

The pickguard was changed at one time to a 13 screw, more modern guard.  A single-ply pickguard is now on the guitar.  There are a few extra holes under the guard.  Everything else is original, though I can't say for sure if the pickguard itself is original, though I believe it to be. 

  • Color: Sonic Blue
  • Weight: 7lbs 11.2ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: 60's Style Oval C
  • Inlays: White Micarta .250" Dots
  • Frets: Sanko 6105
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.86"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.98"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.25mm
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware: Chrome Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup: 6.36k OEM Fender Fat 50's
  • Middle Pickup: 6.234k OEM Fender Fat 50's
  • Neck pickup: 6.06k OEM Fender Fat 50's
  • Tuners: Original
  • Pots: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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