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Fender Custom 1956 Strat Heavy Relic Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

Looking like a well-loved instrument from Fender's golden age, this Custom Shop Strat features a heavily aged ash body with a premium quartersawn maple neck. Rate and review this product
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Fender Custom 1956 Strat Relic Sonic Blue
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Features: What it does for you:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Fender Custom Shop Hand-Wound pickups Alnico 5 magnets and period-correct formvar wire
Limited run production Collectible and unique
Quartersawn maple neck Strong, straight grain; maple adds brightness

Fender Custom 1956 Strat Heavy Relic

Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, making it eminently collectible and adding to its investment value. The 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic in Faded Sonic Blue is a brilliant example of the extraordinary skill and artistry of the Fender Custom Shop. The deep contours prevalent on mid-50s Strat guitars are showcased here on a lightweight 2-piece ash body. It is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer that lets the guitar breathe with a Heavy Relic treatment that evokes the dinged and discolored wear from decades of play and touring. The 1-piece quartersawn maple neck has a strong, rigid feel that features a 10/56 “V” back-shape. It also sports a 9.5” radius fingerboard with 21-6105 narrow and tall frets, which are the most popular requested size and very comfortable to play.

Faithfully replicating the cutting tones of 1950s Fender guitars, this Strat has a trio of Hand Wound 1956 single-coil pickups made with vintage-staggered Alnico 5 magnets and period-correct formvar wire. The middle pickup is reverse wound/ reverse polarity which curtails hum when used in combination with the neck or bridge pickups. Wired with a special Tone-Saver Treble-Bleed circuit that allows volume reduction without sacrificing tone and Vintage Modified #2 scheme, this guitar is equipped to meet any musical style.

Additional premium features include an engraved “Limited Edition” neck plate, single-ply eggshell pickguard; 5-way switching; vintage-style hardware; bone nut; disk string tree. Includes a Deluxe Blonde Hardshell Case, Strap, and Certificate of Authenticity.

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- Series: Custom Limited
- Model Name: Limited Edition 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
- Color: Faded Sonic Blue
- Body Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer
- Body Material: Lightweight Ash with Deep Contours
- Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Shape: 10/56 “V”
- Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241 mm)
- Fingerboard Material: None
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Nut Material: Bone
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Configuration: SSS
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 RWRP Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
- Control Knobs: Vintage White
- Controls: 5 Way Switch, Vintage Modified #2 Wiring
- Special Electronics: Tone-Saver Treble-Bleed Circuit
- Pickguard: Single-Ply Eggshell
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Vintage Style with Fender Logo
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/ Chrome
- Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell
- Other Features: Engraved “Limited Edition” neck plate; disk string tree. Includes a Hardshell Case, Strap, and Certificate of Authenticity
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1510056872
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