Fender Custom Shop 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar

(Desert Sand Maple Fretboard)  Sku #H78359000003001

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A historic instrument with mojo to spare.

Fender started with a hand-selected premium ash body, picked one of their favorite and most requested neck shapes (the 10/'56) and rounded the instrument off with a set of Fat '50s pickups. Built with the player in mind, it also has the flatter 9.5" fingerboard radius and taller 6105 frets. Finished with nickel/chrome hardware and 1-ply pickguard, the 1956 Relic Strat is a beauty to hear, see and play. Includes case.

  • Series: Time Machine
  • Body: Hand Selected Premium Ash
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, 10/'56 "Boat Neck" "V" Shape, (Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Dunlop 6105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width @ Nut: 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Machine Heads
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Pickups: 3 Custom Shop Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
  • Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume,
  • Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
  • Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Colors: (806) Black,
  • (815) Faded 2-Color Sunburst,
  • (889) Desert Sand,
  • (Thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Strings: D'Addario XL110 Regular Light,
  • Nickel Plated Steel,
  • Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
  • Unique Features: 9.5" Fretboard Radius, Synthetic Bone Nut, All Original Detailing, Built From Original Tooling. Shows Natural Wear and Tear of Years of Heavy Use, Nicks, Scratches, Worn Finish Rusty Hardware and Aged Plastic Parts
  • Source: U.S. Fender Custom Shop
  • Includes case

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