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Sold Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster "Chicago Special" Journeyman Relic Aged Sherwood Green

Selling a Fender Custom Shop "Chicago Special" 1960 Stratocaster in a journeyman relic aged sherwood green finish. I am the original owner, purchased locally at Chicago Music Exchange. It's a really great old sounding strat with a nice resonant feel, and the 1/2 blender is great for fattening up the bridge a bit or full up for some cool middle position tele type tones.

I'm calling it excellent condition. There are some light swirlies on the pickguard, but otherwise I don't see any cosmetic blemishes on it (of course there are some little dings and lacquer checking as part of the journeyman relic).

All stock, no mods. I haven't touched it other than setting it up with Stringjoy 9.5s. Original case and all case candy included.

Not interested in trades at this time.


I'm fairly new to selling on TGP but have plenty of experience over on Reverb under the name "Kyle sells guitars" and private sales. See my Reverb ad for this guitar here: https://reverb.com/item/43590849-fe...-special-journeyman-relic-aged-sherwood-green

Original ad copy and specs:
If a more modern spin on a classic Strat is something that interests you, the 1960 “Chicago Special” Stratocaster is for you. The 1960’s were a period of innovation, so we honored the spirit of the time by including a 9’5” radius (a modern upgrade) and a Fender ½ blender which allows you to blend in the neck pickup in the 1st and 2nd position by way of the first tone knob. The slab rosewood fretboard is joined to a rift sawn maple neck to enhance the resonance of the neck. Finally, the Chicago Special pickups we’re created with Mike Lewis to ensure a balanced output across every pole piece. The Alnico 5 magnets are wrapped in 42 gauge enamel wire, and potted in shellac to recreate the round highs, and wide open frequency range of a vintage pickup.

"Chicago Special" Strat® pickups
• Calibrated set - bridge to neck - for balanced output
• Each pickup as custom AlNiCo 5 magnet stagger for optimum output balance string-to-string
• 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs
• Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response
Part Number: 9237100246
Serial Number: R107786
Finish Package: Journeyman
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 7lbs 9.6oz

Body Wood: Alder 2-Piece
Body Color: Aged Sherwood Green Metallic
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Sort for Light Weight: Yes

Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel, Closet Classic
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat
Control Assembly: Strat 1/2 Blender
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Strat Parchment Relic
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Upgraded 60s
Tremolo Arm Tip: Vintage Aged
Tuner Keys: Vintage with Fender Logo
String Guide: American Vintage 59-64 Metal Spacer
String Gauge: .010 - .046

Neck Assembly: 60 Strat Relic
Neck Finish: Medium Tint Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn
Fingerboard: Rosewood AAA 9mm
Sort for Dark Rosewood Fingerboard: Yes
Truss Rod: 60s
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Micarta White .250
Side Dot: Micarta White 3/32"
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Neck Back Shape: 59 "C"
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .860"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .980"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Standard Micarta
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 56-60 Strat
Neck Notes: Relic Neck

Pickguard: 60 Strat Nitro 3-Ply Mint Green Relic
Pickup Neck: Chicago Special Hand Wound Strat Neck
Pickup Middle: Chicago Special Hand Wound Strat Middle RWRP
Pickup Bridge: Chicago Special Hand Wound Strat Bridge
Pickup Covers: Vintage White
Control Knobs: Vintage White Relic
Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White Relic
Pots: 250k 10% Taper Spilt
Switch: 5-Way Lever
Caps: Wax Paper
Control Notes: 3-Way Switch in Case

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