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Few guitars are as inspiring as a beat-up original-era Strat. There’s just nothing like it. The Fender Custom Shop wanted to create a Stratocaster that would look, sound and play like a real workhorse; a truly battle-hardened beauty that had survived a lifetime of beer brawls and all-nighters.
The result is this gorgeously worn 1956 model, built with power and action that perfectly match its battered heavy-relic look. It is a guitar that is built for the player to lean into like nobody’s business, with features including one of our favorite neck shapes—a V-shaped 10/’56 profile—plus a 9.5”-radius fingerboard for easier string bending, 21 6105 frets, and Master Designed pickups with a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup that produces humbucking “in-between” sounds.
|Brand:||Fender Custom Shop|
|Model:||'56 Stratocaster Heavy Relic|
|Finish Color:||Fiesta Red|
|Finish Type:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||10/56 "V"|
|Neck Dimensions:||.860 1st - .990 12th|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Width at Nut:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Pickups:||3 Master Design (RWRP Middle Pickup)|
|Controls:||Master Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch|
|Bridge:||American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuners:||Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style|
|Case:||Vintage Style Tweed Case|
|Case Candy:||Strap, Cable|