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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar

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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 th...Click To Read More About This Product

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True to its heritage with an alder body, maple neck and master-designed pickups.

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 the 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. Includes case.

FEATURES
Fender Custom Shop heavy relic treatment
Alder body with 1-piece maple neck
Large V neck profile
Master-designed pickups
Nickel hardware and vintage-style synchronized tremolo
Includes case

Strap on some instant mojo. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: 10/56 Large "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Electronics
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Hardware
Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
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Fender Custom Shop1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar
 
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By imalosr

from Dallas, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar:

      Relics get a lot of flak. I know for years that I was sort of intrigued by them, but was turned off by both the price and the fact that I couldn't figure out why anyone would want a banged up guitar, and pay extra for the privilege. Then I picked one up and played it. Wow.

      Forget the aesthetics - just forget them. I can't see the guitar when I'm playing it, anyway. So, why yammer about it - you either like the look, or you don't. But, the guitar fits like an old pair of jeans. The pickups are ASTONISHINGLY GREAT.... the feel of the neck, and the great super-thin nitro finish. Everything about this guitar just....works. I think we forget these are custom shop instruments sometimes. I know I did.

      I have a few different stratocasters, and some S-types from other manufacturers, and I really like them all for different reasons. I don't even think I could pick a favorite, but plenty of days, it's this one - it's like visiting with an old friend each time I pick it up. It's really not like 'manufactured mojo' to me.... to me it's just really great guitar that I enjoy playing.

      If you've never given one of these a try, you should.

      (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      work is better than the illusion of work

      By Worker

      from Newtown, PA

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar:

      DUMB

       
      5.0

      '56 Stratocaster

      By GCW

      from BRCC

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar:

        Fantastic guitar, D. White is/was most patient w/me on this purchase. Appreciate the Customer Service !!!

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