This is a quite special 61 Strat reissue especially commissioned by Wildwood Guitars of Louisville Colorado. One of the USA’s largest Fender dealers, these guitars are made exclusively for Wildwood to their own specs. Next to Master Built instruments, WW 10's are widely regarded as some of the best Fender Custom Shop guitars currently being built.
From Wildwood –
“Wildwood Guitars is proud to offer these exclusive and extremely collectible instruments, which were conceived and developed in collaboration between Wildwood and Fender—the Fender Dealer Select LTD Wildwood “10s.” Each of these unique guitars was hand-built by the Fender Custom Shop.
By 1961, the Stratocaster was fast on its way to becoming a cultural mainstay after Strat-slingers like Hank Marvin took the airwaves by storm. The sixties were also an exciting time for Stratocaster design, as Leo and company outfitted them with rosewood fretboards for the first time.
The rosewood produced a sweet attack that spoke to everyone from Hendrix to SRV! Our Wildwood 10 1961 Stratocasters pay tribute to the great Strat boom of the sixties, and we think they embody the sweet sounds of that era to a T. We have a wide variety of colours, relic’d finishes, and neck profiles on tap, so we invite you to browse away and find a Strat that plucks your heartstrings. Once you do, we’re sure you’ll fall under the spell of the Wildwood 1961 Stratocaster.”
Brand - Fender Custom Shop USA
Model - Dealer Select Wildwood "10" '61 Strat Relic
Finish Colour - Faded Sonic Blue
Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Wood Alder
Neck Wood AA Flame Maple
Neck Shape '59 Large "C"
Neck Dimensions .870 1st - .980 12th
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius Exclusive Wildwood Custom "10" Radius
Inlays Clay Dot
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at Nut 1.650"
Nut Material Bone
Frets Dunlop 6105
Pickups 3 Limited Edition Single-Coils
Controls 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way Switch
Bridge Vintage Tremolo
Tuners Vintage Style with Nickel Buttons
Weight 7.49 lbs
This beautiful Strat was bought new direct from USA in 2015 and it has remained in its exact original state – no changes or modifications, because none were necessary, and never will be …. it’s hard to improve on an instrument such as this.
This Strat has it all. It's light and nicely balanced. The neck is a nice chunky C-shape - not too big and not too small. It is super comfortable, this guitar has a neck that just about plays itself. The pickups have a classic vintage tone – very comparable to an L Series without the price tag.
These sonic sledgehammers from Wildwood have monster tone with a killer vibe. If you've dreamed of a guitar that has the soul of a vintage guitar and the ergonomics of a modern instrument, this is your guitar.
Comes in its quite beautiful Fender Custom Shop hard case in cream tolex along with tags, case candy and its Certificate of Authenticity.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/slAvlrsEnh8