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FENDER 50s ROAD WORN CLASSIC SERIES STRATOCASTER Black Strat Relic 87833


Regular price $799

This is a 2008 Fender 50s Classic Series Road Worn Stratocaster in black, made in Mexico (more pics below). This was made the first year of the Road Worn series, and unfortunately the Fender shop started to water down their relic work as time went on. Many of the newer Road Worn guitars show much less wear. Look at all the bumps, dings, edge wear, etc, this baby has. All hardware has been worn to a nice dull glow. Fretboard has a faded look, and the back of the neck is worn satin smooth. Medium jumbo frets in great shape with some mild wear. Faded and yellowed plastics and pickguard. Tasteful wear showing the wood under the finish in appropriate places. Even though cosmetically it's worn all over, the neck, frets and electronics are in perfect shape. Tex Mex pickups sound great. If you like your guitars to feel like a nicely worn pair of blue jeans, this might be the one for you. If you want a heavy relic, go for one of these early ones. Weight is 7 pounds, 3 ounces. No tremolo bar or case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.

See video demo of similar guitar below.


Manufacturer Info
Those who prize older instruments with the battered look of years on the road and the scars of countless gigs can still have that authentically aged vibe without spending decades on the road themselves. The irresistibly cool look of finish worn through to the wood, rusted hardware, a bruised neck and yellowing plastic parts are yours right away with Road Worn instruments.The Road Worn '50s Stratocaster sounds, looks and feels like it's been there and back, has more than a few miles on it, and then some. With authentic 1950s styling aged to impart a lifetime of wear and tear that has somehow made it get even better, it's a must-have for the Strat player who appreciates broken-in look and vibe.

1950s style with aged/worn body, neck, finish and hardware touches
Maple neck with '50s-era "soft V" profile
7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow jumbo frets
Tex-Mex™ single-coil pickups with modern five-way switching
Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
Worn nitrocellulose-lacquer finish

What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- Full 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
My setup on guitars includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.