Availability: Please submit request below...

Fender Custom Shop Poblano Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic - Aged Black

Availability: Please submit request below...
R139,995.00 R164,495.00
Seen a better price? Let us know!
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Aged Black
15% Off... the manufacturer's suggested retail price...

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Poblano Stratocaster serves up a heaping helping of rock ‘n’ roll tone. Fender broke the Scoville scale, packing the Poblano Strat with piquant hand-wound Ancho Poblano single-coil pickups, dressed in secret Custom Shop sauce for scorching tones in every position. All great chefs knows we eat with our eyes. And, the Super Heavy Relic Poblano Strat is a visual feast, featuring a lustrous nitrocellulose aged black that accentuates the alder’s golden hue, and custom relic hardware for a lived-in appearance that matches the guitar’s yesteryear vibe. Guitarists at Music Experience have a taste for the hot stuff, and the Custom Shop Limited Edition Roasted Poblano Stratocaster delivers the heat with a blistering sound and searing good looks.

    Hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups pack a punch

    The kick in this Stratocaster electric guitar comes from the hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups. These Custom Shop designs are specially engineered to offer you spicy expressive tones that get progressively hotter from neck to bridge pickup. The middle and neck pickups are tweaked across the strings to enhance your solo work, while the flat-pole bridge pickup is fashioned for punch, making your guitar work your amp hard. And Fender has curbed these spicy pickups' microphonics and preserved their open-yet-focused tone by potting them in their own "secret Custom Shop sauce".

    Vintage appointments for a broken-in look and feel

    While the voice of this Strat is more aggressive than some designs, the feel of the guitar is based firmly on a great vintage platform. A quartersawn maple 1951 Strat neck with "U" neck profile has the comfortable feel of some of the most sought after necks of the '50s era. You also get the tone and control that can only be achieved with Fender's American Vintage synchronized tremolo with bent-steel string saddles. Even with its big, bold personality the Ancho Poblano Strat oozes Fender purity of design in every way.

    The Heavy Relic treatment delivers real-deal visuals

    The Fender Custom Shop's Super Heavy Relic treatment starts with a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to breathe. Relic'd guitars are then put through the aging process to give you an axe that looks and feels like it's seen decades of frontline action. The process creates instruments that are spitting images of the originals. Without sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish the Fender Custom Shop Poblano Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Strat from the real deal.

    What Fender Says...

    A guitar realized as limited edition and presented for the Summer NAMM event. A Stratocaster with a rich tone: great punch, warm tone but always defined, all paired with a distinctive look. An instrument that will make fall in love guitarists looking for an instrument with a vintage vibe, thanks to the 1951 “U” neck profile paired with a comfortable 9.5″ radius. The Super Heavy Relic ageing makes the guitar aesthetically very close to the recent Masterbuilt productions, while details like the beveled black pickguard and the “total black” look remind immediately the Black Stratocaster used by David Gilmour. Talking about tone we find a set of Fender Custom Shop Handwound Poblano Stratocaster Pickup, with warm and balanced tone, paired with a Vintage Modified #2 wiring (with Tone Saver Bleed on Master Volume).

    Fender Custom Shop Poblano Stratocaster Super Heavy Relic Aged Black Features:

    • Custom Shop Stratocaster with powerful hand-wound pickups and vintage appointments
    • Ancho Poblano pickups balance well and pack a punch
    • American Vintage synchronized tremolo offers era-correct snap
    • 1959 Strat neck with Large "C" profile
    • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
    • Relic finish feels and looks like a classic

            Body Type Solidbody
            Body Shape Stratocaster
            Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
            Number of Strings 6
            Body Material
            Body Finish
            Nitrocellulose Lacquer Heavy Relic
            Aged Black
            Neck Material
            Maple, Quartersawn 5/4
            Neck Shape
            1951 “U”
            Radius 9.5"
            Fingerboard Material
            Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
            Number of Frets 21, #6100
            Scale Length 25.5"
            Nut Width 1.650"
            Nut Material Bone
            Bridge/Tailpiece 6-saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
            Tuners Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
            Neck Pickup
            Fender Custom Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil
            Middle Pickup
            Fender Custom Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil
            Bridge Pickup
            Fender Custom Handwound Ancho Poblano Single-Coil
            1 x Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
            Strings Fender USA, .009-.042
            Case Included
            Fender Custom Black Deluxe Style Case
            Manufacturer Part Number 9235000489