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Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, Wide Fade Chocolate 2-Tone Sunburst

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Crafted by the artisan luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop, this Stratocaster combines a classic '50s model with modern upgrades. Made with the finest tonewoods and materials, this top-tier Strat will make an excellent addition to your collection.

Classic Feel & Sound

Using a '56 Strat as its base, this Fender Custom Shop is a vintage instrument at its core. This is bolstered by the 1-piece Quarter Sawn Maple neck, which features an old-school 10/56 V profile. This neck allows smooth chording and effortless bending by starting as a V at the nut, then rounding out towards the body. The jumbo 6100 frets add robustness to this guitar’s tone and make expressive bends a breeze.

The 2-piece Ash body provides a resonant tone that beautifully balances low-end definition with crystalline trebles. The particular piece of Ash that was used to construct this Strat was specially chosen for its light weight.

Gorgeous Worn-In Look

Featuring the meticulous Custom Shop Heavy Relic treatment, every aspect of the Stratocaster has been carefully treated to give it the timeless look of a battle-hardened workhorse. An appealing aspect of the Heavy Relic’ing is how the neck is treated, giving it that worn-in, satin-smooth feel that only a well-played neck can provide.

Incredible Strat Tone

Equipped with a trio of premium pickups, this Custom Shop has a distinct sound of its own. The neck and middle feature a '58 Strat & Fat '50s respectively, allowing you to pull off those crisp, vintage Strat tones with ease. The bridge is loaded with a red hot Texas Special, which is perfect for when you want to kick things up a notch. When used in combination with the Modern Strat Wiring, you have a world of delicious Strat sounds at your fingertips.

Modern Reliability

Whilst this Strat is decidedly '50s at its heart, it benefits from the Fender Custom Shop’s incredible build-quality and premium components. The result is a guitar that is both authentically vintage and as reliable as a pro-grade, modern instrument.

Combining a sophisticated '50s foundation with choice pickups and slick playability, this Custom Shop Stratocaster more than lives up to its storied legacy. It’s a fantastic choice if you’re craving a “golden era” Strat.

Weight - 7.24lbs

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  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Sort: Yes
  • Base Model: '56 Strat
  • Body Spread: 2-piece
  • Body Finish: Heavy Relic
  • Colour Option: Wide Fade
  • Finish Colour: White Blonde
  • Neck Wood: 5/4 Quarter Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
  • Neck Finish: Worn Rear
  • Fingerboard: 1-piece Maple
  • Radius: 9.50
  • Fret Size: Jumbo / 6100
  • Frets: 21
  • Face Dots: Black Micarta - Wide Spacing
  • Nut: Bone
  • Tuners: Fender Gotoh Vintage
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: American Vintage Strat
  • Pickguard: Eggshell '54-58 Strat
  • Controls: Modern Strat Wiring
  • Selector Switch: 5-way
  • Pickups: Texas Special (Bridge), Fat '50s (Middle), '58 Strat (Neck)
  • Pots: 250K 10% Taper Split
  • Included: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Tweed Case, Strap & Certificate of Authenticity



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