2007 Fender CS 57' Relic Stratocaster (1 of 25)

So this is another great CS '57 to give me comfort until the day I find the "real" vintage thing for an affordable price. I guess I will need 10 of these CS Strats to sell in order to afford one old one!! :(

But hell these here are the next best thing and they will surely sound and play better than a lot of mediocre expensive old ones.

This one has a nice beefy but comfortable '57 Neck. Beautiful finish with a rare tao turquise colour in light relic. Acoustically she is extremely resonant. You can feel the vibration from the body! I like the PU Sounds very much. They sound sweet, light with rich bell like overtones. Lots of sustain, and real funky!!! 3.2 kg!! A great instrument!!

2'450 Euros

2015 Fender CS NAMM Collection Postmodern Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Nr14

Another great one from 2015 Custom Shop. The Fender Custom Shop’s Postmodern Series picks features from six decades of the company’s heritage. While the transition-era headstock logos call for a 1965, the body features ash for early-50s flavour. The neck shapes and round-laminate ‘boards are very mid-60s. The most radical departure from vintage templates is at the bolt-on neck joint; that is softened on the treble side to provide more comfortable access to higher registers. In combination with 241-305mm (9.5-12-inch) compound radius fingerboards, this makes for a much easier and more refined, boutique-like feel than the squared-off heel and 7.25-inch radius of old. I personally really dig these changes. The staggered tuners are made in a vintage style but with some changes that makes it a lot easier to set up these high e-string and tuning is more stable. My tuner doesn't jump around even with the old strings on. What really counts to me in the end is the feel and the sound. For me this is the first reformation of the stratocaster that makes me wish that my old 64 would have these features. Usually I don't dig boutique features because somehow they destroy the character of the instrument. Makes them sound more "new" and less vintage. Not this one. This offers a fantastic playing feel and a fantastic dynamic sound from an acoustically very resonant guitar. It was made in 2014 for the 2015 Namm show. So it is one of the first ones from a limited edition with the serial 0014!! A Killer!!!

Every good guitar has it's own character, so it is difficult to say that this one is better than..... It gets as close to the great sound a non 50/60 Strat can come. I bet that no one could find out that this is not a Masterbuilt, not checking the declarationpoints. I can't wait to take this guitar for the first "live" test.

The color is Dakota red, beautiful relic and impossible to capture the real beauty with the cam. Depending on the light the colour changes quite a bit. In order to see the relic, it was necessary to use little light which makes the guitar seem darker than it is on some of the pics.

Serial Number: XN0014 Brand: Fender Custom Shop Model: 2015 Collection Postmodern Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Finish Color: Dakota Red Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Weight: 6.95 lbs!! Body Wood: Ash Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Maple Neck Shape: Mid 60s "C" Neck Dimensions: .770 1st - .930 12th Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius Scale Length: 25.5" Nut Material: Micarta Frets: 21 Narrow Jumbo Pickups: Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil (bridge), Custom Shop Fat '60s Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil (middle), Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil (neck) Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch Hardware : Nickel/Chrome Tuners: Vintage Style Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment Case: Black Hardshell Case COA: Yes


Price: 2'650 Euros

ON HOLD-2015 Fender CS Journeyman Relic '57 Stratocaster

Beautiful and killer sounding! What a fantastic axe!! Very resonant when played acoustically. Plugged in there is deepness and bright sweetness giving it almost a 3-dimensional sound. The body looks very authentic reliced, like some of the first Cunetto Strat's. The neck is a beauty and a dream to play.

I let the instrument be cryotuned without the PU's and have played it regularly to break it in. The bridge PU is really sweet sounding and cuts through the mix effortlessly. I love the distorted sound it produces. It is not harsh but has rich sustain and overtones.

3,440 kg

Price: 2'450 Euro

About the 2 videos: Before and after Cryotuning

unfortunately the 2 videos are not recorded under same conditions. I can hear the difference of the improvement especially when played with the playback. There is more sustain and deepness in the sound. But changing of iphone recording and changing of amp position are not optimal circumstance for comparison.

1997 Fender CS Cunetto Relic Stratocaster - Fiesta Red

I remember to have played two of the first cunetto relics in 97 in the Musicstore in Köln. I was deeply impressed then, because they sounded way better than all the CS Stuff I had played before.

Now I had the opportunity to get my hand on this Cunetto and I took my chance. When I checked the guitar quickly acoustically it was very resonant, open and responsive, wow. Plugged in it has a fantastic sound, plays like butter and is a gorgeous beauty. These instruments are rising in price. It is a slabboard neck which Fender produced from 59-62.

3,280 kg

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1972 Fender Stratocaster

All important parts are original, making it also a collector's choice guitar. It is known that building quality in the CBS period was aimed at massproduction. There were good guitars, there were mediocre guitars and then there were lots of bad guitars, especially towards the end of the 70ies. This one is a 72 guitar with a fantastic neck that is comparable to a 63 or even slightly chunkier without having a baseball feel. It plays with a fantastic feel. This guitar sounds as great as it looks. It is very resonant acoustically and sounds full of life plugged in. No weak spots, well balanced. She plays as she looks, superiour! Gregor Hilden has played this guitar and claims that it is the best 70 ies Stratocaster he has played.

I had this guitar inspected and set up by Matz-Guitars.ch

So it seems that the instrument has been professionally refretted and the board re-radiused to 9.0" (modern Fender spec), with 6150 Dunlops. This makes it a dream to play. A new nut has been cut for the guitar to match the modern fretboard radius.

 3,490 kg

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2006 Fender Masterbuilt 1960 Relic by Yuri Shishkov Limited Edition Brazilian Rosewood Sunburst

This is a high quality instrument built by masterbuilder Yuriy Shishkov. He created a vintage instrument very close to the original but with top notch high quality ingredients. It is a lightweight with 3.3 kilos. The finish is the most beautiful finish I have seen on a Strat. The neck has a pleasant C-shape and is great to play. It is not thick but not thin either. The resonance of the instrument is simply divine. Plugged in it sounds great. Addiction guaranteed.

3,320 kg

Price: 4'500 Euro

1982 Fullerton 57 AVRI Stratocaster V000xxx !!!

This is one of the earliest serial numbers from January 82

This guitar sets up perfectly and plays like a dream. The very thin frets play perfect, bending is possible with no problems unto the highest fret. I personally am thinking about changing them to Dunlops 6105. Since this is an investment that will lower the collectible value I have not done it yet.

Comes with 2 rare original red bottom pickups and 1 black bottom pickup. Red bottom PU are found on fullerton guitars with serial #s under V004000.

Guitar features an early 1982 neckdate, 1982 pots, and super early V000xxx (below 300)  serial number on neckplate! What a sweet guitar! 

Guitar has been played and has a few dings in the wood and some nice finish checking in the thin nitro finish.

The neck is very very thin as all of them early Fullertons. This is not everybodys taste. Who likes it will love this guitar.

Great player with a cool vintage sound you will not find on new CS strats!! These Fullerton AVRIs are true great players in its own league. This one is one of the first AVRI guitars. The best you can wish: collectible and a great player!

 3.280 kg

2'750 Euro

2010 CS Fender  57 Relic Masterbuilt by Greg Fessler

Greg Fessler's masterbuilt 57 is as good as it gets. Playing feel and sound is superior. Bell like ringing Sound is a dream. CS Teambuilt Strats do not come near this quality. Handwired fat Ybarra PU

 3,520 kg

Price: on demand

2003 Fender CS Masterbuilt John Cruz JC005


This instrument is a custom order. The 5th guitar that John Cruz built as a masterbuilder for Fender. No other instrument like this one on the planet/galaxy! This is a Collector's Guitar and a great player.

This guitar sounds and plays the way it looks. It is resonant, full. The tone is on the darker side with tremendous sustain. Handwired JC PU. Great tone and feel!!


All papers and goodies included with OHCS.

The body is covered with 24 karat gold.

 ca. 3,6 kg

Price: 5'200 Euro

ON HOLD - 1974 Fender Stratocaster Player

Great sounding & playing guitar. Refinished! Very resonant and dynamic. Body & Neck are original. Neck PU is original. Middle und Bridge PU are replacements. Bridge PU seems to be a boutique PU.  They sound great in this Strat, the in between settings are really, really nice and ringing. The neck plays great which is not the case with any 70ies Strats. There are good ones, there are bad ones. This is an excellent one. Since I really like this guitar I decided to invert for some improvements. The neck has now been newly refreted and liberated of the heavy lacquer. It feels and plays like a Customshop neck now and looks gorgeus. Since wood and PU were on the brighter side I cryotuned it which gave it a more profound and balanced sound. A great 70ies player with the best of both worlds: Vintage and CS-like renovation. The guitar is light (ca. 3.7 kg) for a 70ies Fender.

 3,650 kg

"LION" 2007 Fender CS Relic 69 "red sparkle"

It used to be Gregor Hildens personal guitar. Fantastic sound thanks to its resonance and the killer PU handwound by Aby. Wonderfull neck, a growling sound. Blues pur! It roars like a lion. Killer guitar!!! All original, paperworks, OHCS! Cryotuned!

 3,680 kg

Price on demand!

1964/65 Fender Strat - Real Vintage

A dream come true for a guitar player. Imagine a 64 with outstanding sound, playability and resonance. This is the holy grail for players. All that have played this guitar including myself state that this is one of the best vintage 60ies guitar they have ever played. This is not a partscaster although some parts have been replaced, including the middle PU (70ies PU). All CS instruments on this page are superiour instruments but this guitar beats them all in sound and resonance. .....this is as good as it gets! 7.47 pounds!! Now professionally refretted and improved by Matz-Guitars.ch Plays like butter!!!

3,450 kg

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