Here is a Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 65 Relic, fitted with Abby Ybarra pickups.

People who know guitars know that there are many things that contribute to a great instrument: the build quality, the materials, the quality of the electrical controls and the pickups. This guitar is factory-fitted with pickups by Abigail Ybarra. Now retired from Fender, she was a go-to pickup maker for Fender's Custom Shop and Masterbuilders. So we know that the pickups in this instrument are great, but in this Custom Shop model it is not only the pickups that make this guitar special. The rest of the guitar is also excellent.

The neck affords great playability, and the tuning and intonation allow carefree playing for as long as you like. The vibrato bridge allows the player effortless controlled emotion, but look elsewhere if you are expecting to perform huge dives with this bridge - this is designed for expressive playing rather than stage heroics. The factory relic'ing is well done and unobtrusive. If you like the relic'ing, you can show it off, but if you are less keen you can play with the relic'ed areas hidden from view. Relic'ing divides opinion, but with this guitar, the finish gives the best of all worlds 

Maybe the Abby Ybarra pickups give this instrument an edge, maybe it's other factors, probably it's all the features in combination.. All we can say is that this instrument is one of the finest Stratocasters we have ever played, and if you are looking for vintage Stratocaster feel, looks and tone, you just found it.

Colour Faded Vintage Blonde
Pickguard White, 3-ply
Serial number R54483
Year of manufacture 2010
Country of Origin USA
Frets 21
Electrics Three Abby Ybarra pickups; Volume control; Two tone controls; 5-way pickup selector
Bridge Tremolo, adjustable for intonation and string height
Case Fender hard case, with manual, Certificate of Authenticity, strap, original tags and 'ashtray' bridge cover
Condition Used
Body Ash
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Bridge spacing 55.2 mm
Scale length 648 mm (25½ in)
Weight 3.9 kg (8 lbs 10 oz)
Fingerboard radius 9.5 inches
Neck thickness (just behind 12th fret) 24.4 mm
Nut width 42.2 mm

Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster 65 Relic with Abby Ybarra pickups

  • Brand: Fender
  • Product Code: 10921349-2
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £2,495.00