Fender Custom Shop '55 Stratocaster Vintage Custom, Closet Classic, 2 Tone Sunburst
Fender Custom Shop '55 Stratocaster Vintage Custom Overview by GAK
In the formative years following the Stratocaster's groundbreaking debut in 1954, it saw slight tweaks and modifications that helped firmly establish its legacy as the finest electric guitar ever made. The Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster has some cool, rare features that we feel represent the best of the origins of the Strat and gives you a glimpse into the innovations that were crucial in its development. The NOS flash-coat lacquer finish lets the guitar breathe and shows some of the natural grain through its wide-fade 2-Color Sunburst finish. The neck features a vintage 7.25"-9.5" compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than standard vintage size and very comfortable to play.
Other features found on this guitar include Closet Classic hardware, a 2-piece ash body, tinted maple rift-sawn neck with a '54 "U"-shaped neck profile, 21 medium vintage frets, hand-wound '55 Strat pickups with transitional ’54 covers, 5-way switch, vintage wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, bone nut, round string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.
The Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster is the legendary guitar you know and love with some rare "what could have been" flair. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
A Fender Custom Shop instrument is as good as it gets. You know it when you play one—it’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that adds a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, and is as close as it gets to an original build Fender from the Golden Era.
The Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art, they’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. Whether they're Teambuilt or Masterbuilt.
- -FINISH PACKAGE: JOURNEYMAN
- -STRAT VINT MOD WIRING #1 REL Bridge wired to tone
- -CASE: FCS STRAT/TELE TWEED
- -BODY SPREAD: GTR & BASS ASH 2 PC
- -BODY FINISH: NITRO LACQUER
- -FRET WIRE: MED JUMBO
- -NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
- -FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.50" RADIUS
- -BACK SHAPE: 57 STYLE SOFT "V"
- -NECK THICKNESS AT 1ST FRET: .850"
- -NECK THICKNESS AT 12th FRET: .990"
- -PICKUP NECK POSITION STRAT: HW POBLANO STRAT NK REL
- -PICKUP MID POSITION STRAT: HW POBLANO STR RWRP MID REL
- -PICKUP BRIDGE POSITION STRAT: HW POBLANO STRAT BRG REL
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