FS/FT CS Fender Strat 62 relic limited edition ( Brazilian Projet )

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Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
edited September 8 in Guitars £
For sale due to lack of use is my much loved Abby loaded Strat, this is one of the Brazilian project limited editions from 2010. 
In as new condition. Fantastic guitar with one of the nicest necks IMHO ( 65 C profile ) I have played on a Strat due to the beautiful rolled edges and AAA Indian slab rosewood board ( 7.25 radius ) 

Weight 7.48Lbs

Heres the story of the Brazilian Project Guitars ( borrowed from GAK )

'62 Relic Strat with a slightly unusual history. It started life a couple of years ago with a different neck that had a Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard. However due to CITES regulations this had to be removed so the guitar was sent back to the Custom Shop in California to have this replacement neck (with a still extremely nice 'AAA' Indian Rosewood fingerboard) constructed and fitted. So this is really best described as a 'New Old Stock' Relic- if there ever was such a thing! One significance of this is the pickups- on this particular instrument they are Handwound '60s but, as this guitar's body is a couple of years old, the pickups were handwound by Abigail Ybarra! As Abigail has retired after more that 50 years at Fender this is probably the only new instrument for sale with these electronics.. This Strat's body is extra-light two-piece Alder. The neck is actually pretty unusual in as much as it is constructed from rift-sawn Maple. Rift sawing is actually the strongest, most stable cut of wood possible (more so than flat or even quarter sawn) but is rarely used as is comparatively quite wasteful. The fingerboard has a 7.25" radius, the frets are narrow & tall 6105s. The neck profile is a '65 'C' shape measuring .820" at the first and .974" at the twelfth fret, the nut is 1.65". Overall a great Strat with a story! Includes Custom Shop blonde tolex 'Limited Edition' case.



Looking for a sale £2,400 

the only trade i would be interested is an ebony board Gibson Es 355 ideal a VOS in ebony 

South East London 

























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  • Very nice.... 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4423
    All the 2010 Braz models had a 10" radius - I'm not sure why it states 7.25" on the shop floor travel plan spec sheet - I have known errors on those spec sheets before - I still have the original notes on these from Fender when we were acquired pre-sales info for advance orders - You can probably tell by looking at the actual fingerboard radius

    Nice guitar though and a strong interest in such guitars when ever they come to market
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  • fretfinderfretfinder Frets: 2035
    edited June 23
    All the 2010 Braz models had a 10" radius - I'm not sure why it states 7.25" on the shop floor travel plan spec sheet - I have known errors on those spec sheets before - I still have the original notes on these from Fender when we were acquired pre-sales info for advance orders - You can probably tell by looking at the actual fingerboard radius

    Nice guitar though and a strong interest in such guitars when ever they come to market
    I thought that was strange too. @Alex335 if you take a pic from the bridge sighting up the fingerboard it should be apparent whether the radius is 7.25” or 10”.
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @guitars4you @fretfinder I can confirm  it’s definitely a 7.25, I don’t really get on with the ‘flatter’ boards on fenders, I played a couple of the 10” and really did’t do it for me. The neck and fingerboard radius were the deciding factor in this one for me.
    will try and get a pic up later 

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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @fretfinder ;New pic added added
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    BUMP 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    straturday BUMP 
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  • pmgpmg Frets: 215
    That’s a beaut.
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    Thanks @pmg I think I’ve actually spent more time looking at it than playing it.. 
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  • pmgpmg Frets: 215
    @alex335 that’s a shame, it needs to be played!
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  • All the 2010 Braz models had a 10" radius - I'm not sure why it states 7.25" on the shop floor travel plan spec sheet - I have known errors on those spec sheets before - I still have the original notes on these from Fender when we were acquired pre-sales info for advance orders - You can probably tell by looking at the actual fingerboard radius

    Nice guitar though and a strong interest in such guitars when ever they come to market
    Sorry to exploit your post alex335, but I'm intrigued by the comment above from guitars4you. I've recently bought one of these 2010 beauties and was surprised to measure a fretboard radius of 10" rather than the 7.25" indicated on my spec sheet. I'm awaiting clarification from Fender but can anyone shed further light on this for me? 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @guitartom414 no problem, I’m actually quite intrigued by all of this too, I think maybe I have a pretty unique version of these run of guitars! I have a friends strat on loan at the moment and it’s a 9.5 radius and the board feels flat in comparison. Really can’t get on with it which is strange because I play mostly Gibson’s which have an even ‘flatter’ radius! 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    Sunday BUMP had some great trade offers but ideally looking to sell this beaut 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    Beer garden BUMP 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    edited July 31
     BUMP
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  • fretfinderfretfinder Frets: 2035
    Alex335 said: This Strat's body is extra-light two-piece Alder.
    Lovely Strat! Have you got an accurate weight for it? Thanks.
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @fretfinder my luggage scales ( fairly basic ) seem to suggest around 6.5lbs
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    edited July 31
    Alex335 said:
    @fretfinder my luggage scales ( fairly basic ) seem to suggest around 6.5lbs
    Many thanks for that. Don’t suppose you have any digital kitchen scales to weigh it on? It’s just that that sounds improbably lightweight for one of these. Every other one I’ve come across has weighed just under, or even over, 8 lbs. Cheers.
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @fretfinder will see if I can source a pair and get an accurate figure 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @fretfinder weighing in at 7.48 Lbs 
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    Alex335 said:
    @fretfinder weighing in at 7.48 Lbs 
    Thanks. That’s a decent weight for one of these. 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4423
    All the 2010 Braz models had a 10" radius - I'm not sure why it states 7.25" on the shop floor travel plan spec sheet - I have known errors on those spec sheets before - I still have the original notes on these from Fender when we were acquired pre-sales info for advance orders - You can probably tell by looking at the actual fingerboard radius

    Nice guitar though and a strong interest in such guitars when ever they come to market
    Sorry to exploit your post alex335, but I'm intrigued by the comment above from guitars4you. I've recently bought one of these 2010 beauties and was surprised to measure a fretboard radius of 10" rather than the 7.25" indicated on my spec sheet. I'm awaiting clarification from Fender but can anyone shed further light on this for me? 
    They did 2 runs with limited supply for the UK + Germany - one year was a 10" the other year 9.5" - I don't have the info in front of me right now, but whilst both runs were similar, both were slightly different, regarding colours, radius and pick-ups - Unfortunately they came with no paperwork or markings whatsoever to determine they are part of this Brz run - I wish they had marked something on the certificate - I still have the original and advanced marketing notes from Fender regarding each run which gives some info

    I have known on a few occasions that the floor travel plan spec sheet is wrong

    Send me the serial number and I can see if Fender can shed any light on this one for you - ditto @Alex335 if you want
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  • horseheadhorsehead Frets: 85
    That 
    Is 
    B A Utiful
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4423
    Update - 2010 models had a 10" radius - 65 Big C neck profile - Tortoiseshell pick guard - Hand wound Abby p/ups - clay dot inlays 6105 frets -  - available only in Fiesta Red, Olympic white, sonic blue and black 

    2011 version - 9.5" radius - mint green pick guard - same neck profile/frets - Different pick-ups with a 69' in the middle position - available in vintage white, sunburst and candy apple red

    Both versions had a Limited Edition engraved neck plate + Limited Edition decal on the rear of the  headstock 

    But as I mentioned above, no additional paperwork to show they had a Brz fingerboard
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4423
    Alex335 said:
    @fretfinder weighing in at 7.48 Lbs 
    Thanks. That’s a decent weight for one of these. 
    more or less what I'd expect
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    @guitars4you thanks for the info, agreed its a shame there isn't any specific paperwork for these... i think the spec may have been true for most but there were some exceptions to the rules. I played a load of the 2010 models after deciding i wanted one ( GAK and Regent sound had about 10 between them at the time )  there were a couple that had the 60's oval profile neck that i really liked but the 10" radius always felt a bit odd to me on a Fender.
    that was one of the deciding factors in buying this one. The heavily rolled fingerboard and vintage 7.25 radius just felt right. I've been lucky enough to play a fair few pre CBS Fenders in my time and this guitar just has that old strat feel, rather than a new version of an old guitar.

    I can only assume that the spec may have been confused during the "renecking" process and a couple of variants slipped through as most of the guitars were true to the 65 neck 10' rad 

    Unfortunately as much as I adore the tone of a good Strat I have come to accept ( reluctantly ) im much more comfortable with a Tele or 335 and there is no point in keeping this guitar "just because". altho i have had cold feet a couple of time after actually  pulling the trigger on putting up for sale!..

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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    Trade option bump close offers welcome. 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    open to reasonable offers or an es 355 trade BUMP
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 32
    Any nice 355's out there preferably a 60's VOS in ebony?? 
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  • pnormanpnorman Frets: 1
    I didn't read all posts but it is definitely a 7.25" radius with narrow tall frets. It is a very very nice combination for someone who is used to vintage radius but likes to bend higher up in the neck. I have a pre-cbs strat (bought in 80's when they still were somewhat affordable) refretted With Dunlop 6105s and it is still my favourite of the bunch. I wish I could pull a trigger on this one! 
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