Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, Wide Fade Chocolate 2-Tone Sunburst
Overview by GAK
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.
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
- 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