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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic with Closet Classic Hardware Faded Aged Tahitian Coral #CZ548240

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Manufacturer's ID: 9235001133

1956 was a transitional year for the Strat®, with the introduction of alder bodies rather than ash on Sunburst and custom-color models. In November of that year, a soft “V” neck back shape appeared that was sometimes slightly off center—a profile we’ve recreated for this version—and the rectangular “wing” string tree replaced the disc type. Overall, the 1956 Strat became a highly sought-after classic, and now we’ve given it several updated player-friendly appointments for comfort and improved tonal capabilities.

The two-piece alder body’s Relic lacquer finish gives the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages. The rift-sawn tinted maple neck plays fast, with a comfortable 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets. The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Fat ‘50s wiring creates stronger tone with more transparent bloom, reducing treble loss when rolling back volume—achieved in part by wiring the tone pot to the output of the volume pot. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, five-way switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specification

Body 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape Stratocaster®
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape 11/56 Off Center "V"
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Maple
Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Frets Size Narrow Tall
String Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Truss Rods Vintage-Style
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration SSS
Bridge Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
Pickguard 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs Vintage White
Strings Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity