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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom '55 Hardtail Stratocaster Time Capsule Wide-Fade 2-Colour Sunburst

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Manufacturer's ID: 9235001541

What we say:

At A Glance

This Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom '55 Hardtail Stratocaster Time Capsule in Wide-Fade 2-Colour Sunburst is a fantastic recreation of a truly rare beast, the 1955 Hardtail Stratocaster. Typically known of course for its innovative synchronised tremolo system, some players just didn't get on board with all those springs! As a result, Fender released their hardtail model, giving birth to an almost cult-like following of players who swear by the Strat's non-whammyable format.

This guitar boasts some true-to-era features like the '54 Style "U" neck carve, 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius fingerboard,  and the sublime Hand Wound '55 Strat pickups, giving you all the clarity and throatiness the 50's Strats were known for. Just the kind of magic you only find at the Fender Custom Shop.

This guitar also boasts Fender Custom Shop's Time Capsule finish, and ultra-thin finish that'll age wonderfully along with the player.

Features We Love:

Custom Shop Built

Home to some of the most talented luthiers in the world, Fender Custom Shop has been producing incredible guitars since they first opened back in 1987. With a wealth of knowledge and skill all under one roof, each guitar is instilled with some of that Custom Shop magic.

Handwound 55 Pickups

These superb pickups stunningly recreate all the glassy, shimmering cleans and throaty growls that the Strat's of this era are known for. Paired with the non-vibrato, hardtail construction and you've got a Strat with buckets of snarl and punch when you need it, but still packed with the chiming cleans we all know and love.

Time Capsule Finish

This guitar boasts the Fender Custom Shop's Time Capsule finish. This ultra thin finish allows for stunning resonance in the instrument, and sports no relic-ing, giving it the look of a fresh out the box guitar from the early '50s. As a result, this guitar will age handsomely with the player, just like the originals back in the day.

Who Is It For?

The Strat player looking for something a bit different, or one of the many devout followers of the cult of the Hardtail.


  • Stunning recreation of a rare beast of a Strat
  • Crafted to perfection
  • Fantastically resonant, thin Time Capsule finish
  • Plays and sounds like a dream
  • Superb Handwound 55 Strat Pickups


Body 2-Piece Select Ash
Neck 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape '54 Style "U"
Fingerboard Maple
Scale 25.5"
Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius
Frets 21 Medium Vintage (47095)
Nut Bone
Pickups Hand-Wound '55 Strat® Pickups
Controls Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck), Tone 2 (Middle), 5-Way-Switch
Bridge Vintage-Style Hardtail Bridge with "Pat. Pend." Saddles
Tuners Vintage-Style Tuning Machines