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

Alex335Alex335 Frets: 28
edited June 26 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 ) 

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 only £2,400
South East London 

























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  • Very nice.... 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 4021
    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: 1962
    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: 28
    @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: 28
    @fretfinder ;New pic added added
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 28
    BUMP 
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 28
    straturday BUMP 
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  • pmgpmg Frets: 183
    That’s a beaut.
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  • Alex335Alex335 Frets: 28
    Thanks @pmg I think I’ve actually spent more time looking at it than playing it.. 
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  • pmgpmg Frets: 183
    @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: 28
    @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: 28
    Sunday BUMP had some great trade offers but ideally looking to sell this beaut 
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