CM Custom Shop Built 1966 Stratocaster Relic Fender Nash Danocaster 1967 1969!

$ 2525.00

**over 50 HD pictures in the description**

 ALSO: the price is a lot more negotiable if purchased directly from me on my Instagram page (Search: “CM CUSTOM HISTORICS” – please message me through there to save on taxes and fees – VENMO also accepted)

**The Blonde 50’s Telecaster build pictured alongside this guitar is also for sale in a separate listing**

Freshly completed pro-built 60s “maple cap” Stratocaster tribute in the vein of the coveted classic aged “Ocean Turquoise” finish. Imagine if Jimi played a Strat in this color and actually lived (RIP) long enough to play it through the decades? I’d like to think it would look something like this today: a mid 60’s Strat that was played hard and lovingly over the decades and put away soaking wet. That being said, this guitar is its own beast in terms of looks, feel, and playability. You’d be hard pressed to not believe this guitar is the real deal when looking at it – or even holding it in your hands, for that matter. It feels like a dream and old friend. It resonates like an old guitar should with that “bell-like” tone. It plays well with low action that rings out up and down the board and is ready for the stage and/or studio.

 Specs are as follows:

 -Premium alder tonewood body finished in 100% hand mixed period correct Ocean Turquoise nitrocellulose lacquer (a General Motors paint code) and proper Olympic White undercoat. 

 -Two piece maple-capped fast slimmer “mid 60s C”-shaped neck with period correct 7.25 radius, slightly rolled edges and fresh Jescar vintage stainless steel frets that will last you a life time—a little over 1 5/8ths at the nut; (approximately .81 inches at 1st fret)—with that well-loved, broken-in feel.

 -Hand cut unbleached and perfectly crowned bone nut (from raw bone) for enhanced open-string harmonics 

 -100% Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish on both body and neck (no plasticizer – this is as CLOSE as you can get to the old school stuff the Fender used back in the day). 

 -Expertly aged period-correct nickel and chrome (where necessary) hardware throughout. 

-Big ass steel trem block for that crystal clear but hefty tone.

 -Weighs in at 7 lbs, 15 oz.

 -My own 60’s voiced Alnico 5, 42 gauge formvar staggered poled hand-wired pickups with a little “extra meat” to push through (6.9k bridge, 6.5 middle, 6.2 neck) but still sound undeniably like an old Strat. Think mellow warmth and tight bass with all the classic chime on top – and yes, she will SCOOP in the “inbetween” positions (hum-cancelling as well).

 -Custom wired with a very useful VOL/VOL/Master Tone setup so the bridge/middle pickup (250k) have their own shared volume and the neck (250k) has its own volume – along with a very useful and simple master tone knob (250k) – cloth wire throughout – .022k “Russian Greenie” capacitor. 

 -Brown thermometer style case IS included as pictured! 

 -About 1/4th of the price of a Masterbuilt “Relic” Custom shop—and will rival it in terms of looks, feel, tone, and playability. 

 -Built lovingly and proudly in Queens, NYC.

 THE NITTY GRITTY: This guitar is quite resonant and feels 60 years old. You won’t find another custom build with more realistic neck play wear anywhere, short of it being a real 60’s Strat, that is. I can guarantee. There are a lot of “relic” aka “partscaster” boutique builders out there today. Some, in my opinion are a far cry of what an old guitar looks like (yet they still retail for more than my asking price) while others are a lot more accurate with realistic wear. We have Nash, MJT, Danocaster (awesome!), Hess (top notch!), Nachocaster (the true Telecaster historian!). Everyone has their own interpretation and “artistic” rendition of what a “vintage” guitar should look like. This is merely my interpretation. In the end, we are all just building “partscasters”—that’s the way Leo Fender intended it!.

 That being said, this is not a “thrown together” Frankenstein with crappy parts with nonsensical play wear. It was methodically crafted with the pro player in mind. It comes set-up with leveled and dressed frets and ready to play. And it undoubtedly looks the part. This is a labor of love and something I do in my down-time, but is indeed VERY labor-intensive. Please keep that in mind before making a lowball offer. This guitar did not build (cut, sand, rout, shape, prep, paint, clear coat, wet-sand, wire, cut nut, do fretwork, age) itself.

I have a long list of references which includes a few famous guitarists. Please let the photos speak for themselves as I stand by my work.
Feel free to message me with questions or for extra photos. I have LOTS of photos that I’d love to share that I could not fit into the listing. If you would like to see the guitar in person, or just wanna shoot the shiz about guitars, OR send me hate mail, please message or call Chris 516-551-2487. 

 I also recently made an Instagram account to document some of my builds and restoration work. For more info, please search for “CM Custom Historics,” 

 This guitar is for sale locally and on other platforms as well (social media, ebay, reverb, craigslist, etc and I reserve the right to end listing at anytime – when she’s gone, she’s gone – don’t sleep on it!) 

 Also note: playing styles vary greatly. Some adjusting might be necessary to fully accommodate your personal playing style and tastes (i.e. adjusting saddles and or truss rods over time). Guitars are also very sensitive instruments and are easily effected by climate changes—even one day to the next! No warranties are expressed or implied in that sense – especially, say, 3 months from now. Guitars technically should be setup at least 3-times per year. That being said, all final adjustments and setups on my builds are done through an amplifier, not acoustically (which is how preliminary setups are conducted). I typically setup my guitars to my preference (medium action) and the necks on my builds are always straight. Please understand that an individual guitars setup is a personal preference. If you don’t have the capability of setting up guitars yourself, its very wise to take the guitar to a local tech you’re comfortable with to do a setup to your liking and who is familiar with your preferences. I do not accept returns if you do not like how the guitar plays out of the box.

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