Here is a nice heavy relic in aztec gold finish with gold hardware and aluminium pickguard, very fine craquelle in the finish, nice aging. The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Relic® Stratocaster® takes you straight back to the pivotal year when the instrument was largely perfected into the form known worldwide today. Its deep-contoured alder body comes in a gold heavy Relic finish. Sparkling tone comes from three hand-wound '50s Stratocaster single-coil pickups (reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup) with modern five-way switching. Other premium features include a quartersawn maple neck with a '57 "soft V" profile and small headstock, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow jumbo frets, single-ply parchment pickguard, vintage white control knobs, American Vintage bridge, and American Vintage tuning machines. Excellent condition with COA and extra's. Comes in the original tweedcase case.