C.SHOP 2016 POSTMODERN JOURNEYMAN RELIC STRATOCASTER

More about Journeyman Relic® Postmodern Stratocaster®

The 2016 Postmodern Stratocaster is elegantly designed with a reappraisal of modern assumptions. A time-honored classic crafted with six decades of “Fender firsts,” it has a lightweight ash body with a comfortably deep contours and cutaway heel, a tinted quartersawn maple neck with a finely sculpted ’60s “oval C” profile and Heavy Relic back finish, a fast compound-radius (9.5”-12”) fingerboard (round-laminated rosewood or one-piece maple) with 21 narrow jumbo frets, and three scintillating Ancho Poblano single-coil pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup) with modern five-way switching, Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a special “Tone-Saver” treble-bleed network that keeps tone consistent at any volume (no loss of highs when decreasing volume).

Other premium features include a three-ply parchment pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, staggered tuners (no string tree), Schaller® strap locks and Fender “F” logo engraved neck plate. Available in NOS and “Journeyman” Relic® lacquer body finishes, the latter of which imparts the appearance of years of aging and light use without heavy wear and tear. Finishes include Black and Three-Color-Sunburst (rosewood or one-piece maple fingerboard); Daphne Blue, Olympic White and Candy Apple Red (rosewood fingerboard); and Sonic Blue and HLE Gold (one-piece maple fingerboard). Includes black hard-shell case and Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General

Model Name: Journeyman Relic® Postmodern Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 1504120
Series: Postmodern
Color: Daphne Blue

Body

Body

Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Lightweight Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck

Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 60s Oval “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ to 12″ Compound Radius (241mm-305mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Position Inlays: White Dot

Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware

Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Staggered
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: White Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges