Marrying the best features from Fender's early years, the Custom Shop 1955 Bone Tone Stratocaster is everything a guitarist could ask for from a vintage-inspired axe. Its Sunburst finish and gold pickguard give it that warm, sunny '50s aesthetic, while its Bone Tone pickups have a delightfully dynamic sound. And that's not to mention its comfortable old-school feel and gorgeous flamed maple neck. Seriously, this Strat is a work of art that flawlessly embodies the look, sound, and feel of the '50s.
The Bone Tone Stratocaster starts with a hand-selected 2-piece ash body, giving it a historically accurate tone that's bright, warm, and clear. This is complemented by a 2A flame maple neck that adds to this Strat's crisp, powerful sound, has a jaw-dropping appearance, and sports an incredibly comfortable '54 Strat Soft "V" profile.
If you've been looking for a premium guitar that plays with a smooth, natural feel, you'll love the Bone Tone Stratocaster's compound-radius fingerboard. Ranging from 7.25 - 9.5", this Strat allows for easy chording near the nut and effortless riffing in the upper register. Guitarists will also love its vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuners, and era-accurate bone nut, which contribute to its period-correct feel and time-honored tone.
Now, let's talk sound - this Strat has a phenomenal organic voice that highlights the nuances of each individual's playing. That's where the term "Bone Tone" was derived; it equates to "the sound is in the player." So, when you plug this beauty in, you'll hear that its slightly underwound pickups give it a more dynamic, musical sound that captures everything you perform. Plus, its Alnico II magnets perfectly recreate the tone of an original Alnico V pickup that's mellowed over time, taming the highs for a richer, more natural sound.
For players who appreciate the battle-worn look of a well-gigged vintage guitar, the 1955 Bone Tone Stratocaster has been expertly relic'd by the Custom Shop artisans, making it nearly indistinguishable from an authentic '50s Fender. Check it out today if you've been searching for a phenomenal Strat with a rich, expressive sound and a timeless look!
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.90"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.985"
Color: Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Finish Package: Relic
Body Material: 2-piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Body Shape: '55 Stratocaster
Sort for Light Weight: Yes
Neck Material: AA Flame Maple
Neck Shape: '54 Strat Soft "V"
Neck Finish: Medium Tint, Nitro Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" - 9.5" Compound Radius
Inlays: Micarta Black 1/4"
Side Dots: Micarta Black 3/32"
Fret Type: Narrow Tall
Nut Material: Bone
Hardware Plating: Gold
Neck Plate: Limited Edition Gold Engraved
Tuners: Vintage with Fender Logo
Pickguard Shape: '56 Stratocaster
Pickup Covers: '54 Stratocaster
Neck Pickup: Hand-wound M.D. Bone Tone Neck Pickup
Middle Pickup: Hand-wound M.D. Bone Tone Middle Pickup
Bridge Pickup: Hand-wound M.D. Bone Tone Bridge Pickup
Control Assembly: Fat '50s Strat 1/2 Blender Wiring
Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Tweed Hardshell Case