Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster

By January 2, 20132013, New Release

The Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster is an historic instrument with a custom twist. Fender have taken one of their greatest instruments and added color and features to make the 2013 version something that could have been built in 1956 but wasn’t. They started with a lightweight ash body, picked one of the favorite and most requested neck shapes (the 10/’56) and rounded the instrument off with a set of Fat ’50s pickups. Finished with gold hardware and an anodized gold pickguard, the 1956 Relic Strat is a beauty to hear, see and play. Available (for the first time) in three new colors.

Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster

Built with the player in mind, the Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster also has the flatter 9.5” fingerboard radius, taller 6105 frets and one of the most requested wiring and tone-control circuits, which lets the player control the middle and bridge pickups with one tone knob.

Fender Custom Shop Time Machine 1956 Relic Stratocaster features:
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  • Body Material: Select Lightweight Ash
  • Neck: 10/56 Large “V” Shape
  • No. of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6105
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Width at Nut: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat ’50s Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat ’50s Strat Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat ’50s Strat Single-Coil
  • 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. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Colors: Aged Lake Placid Blue, Melon Candy, Candy Tangerine
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