1964 saw significant design changes to the Strat, including but not limited to the pickups, pickguard, headstock logo and body contours. The Custom Shop ’64 Strat Journeyman Relic is a faithful recreation of that transitional year’s model, with several compelling custom modifications ideal for all players.
Its two-piece select alder body wears a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish with the perfect amount of wear. The quartersawn maple neck has a 1963 “C” profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets.
Custom Shop hand-wound gray bottom ’64 Strat pickups (with reverse-wound/reverse polarity middle pickup) are connected to Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuitry and a five-way switch for period-correct tone that preserves highs even at lower volumes.
Other features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, custom shop synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.