Fender Stratocaster West LA Music 40th Anniversary Heavy Relic 2008 Sonic Blue

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This Fender Heavy Relic Strat was made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of West LA Music.  It is a beauty in Sonic Blue!

The guitar shows lots of wear that added some true character to the piece.  It might be a bit much for some, but it is a killer player and a head turner as well.  

The guitar appears to have been stashed immediately at the point of original purchase.  The frets look new.  There are no changes, repairs or issues.  

We found it interesting that one of the three original pickups is signed: AY - it is an Abigail Ybarra, hand-wound pickup in the neck position.  The other two are original for sure - all the solder joints are untouched, and they are black-bottom pickups.

I've enjoyed putting a little time on this one.  I usually gravitate to the lighter relic jobs, but the color got me first, and the playability is spot on.  It is a really good guitar!

The certificate of authenticity is included, as is the original Fender strap, hang tag, and all the case candy.

  • Color: Sonic Blue
  • Weight: 7lbs 12.2ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Date/Code: 9230402872
  • Neck: Maple 
  • Neck Date/Code: JUN 03 2008
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Micarta Black Dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.82"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.94"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 38 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 12 5/8"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 11"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.46k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 5.83k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender Abigail Ybarra Hand Wound
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 5.59k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original Single Ply
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original 5-Way, 3-Way Included
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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