A used Fender Custom Shop '56 Stratocaster Heavy Relic. This is a showroom model that has seen almost no use and is in fantastic condition. The guitar will ship with all original factory documentation and packaging. Additionally, before shipment our luthiers will provide a professional inspection and full setup, so it arrives ready to play. If you have any questions about this instrument or any of our great gear, please send us a message!
Two years after its 1954 debut, the Fender Stratocaster underwent several design changes to improve performance, tone, and playability. Featuring a new alder body, a distinct "V" shape, a rectangular "butterfly" clip string tree, and durable plastic knobs, the '56 Strat won the hearts of players worldwide. This Custom Shop '56 Stratocaster has all the same rock 'n' roll mojo as the first '56 Strats ever to leave the factory, courtesy of its gorgeous finish, Fat '50s pickups, and vintage feel.
Starting with a two-piece alder body, this Strat delivers that classic Fender tone with pronounced upper mids, excellent sustain, and plenty of attack. This particular axe weighs in at a comfy 7 lbs. 9.6 oz., making it just right for most players - not too light, not too heavy - and it's exceptionally balanced when seated or standing. Players and collectors alike will love its Heavy Relic Super Faded CAR over 2 Color Sunburst finish with significant checking, major wear, and aged hardware, giving it the appearance of a genuine battle-worn, decades-old Strat. And, with its 11/56 Offset "V" shaped rift-sawn maple neck and sleek maple fingerboard, this beauty plays everything from gentle chords to blistering leads with a buttery-smooth response.
Powering this Fender is a trio of Fat '50s single-coil pickups that churn out spot-on '50s Strat tones. Wired to deliver an enhanced bass response without adding in any harsh mids, these pickups churn out a sweet, smooth tone with tight lows and plenty of top-end chime. Just plug it into a warm vintage tube amp, kick on some mild overdrive, and this beauty will take you right back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll.
Complete with a deluxe hardshell case for safe and easy transport, this Fender Custom Shop '56 Stratocaster is a top-notch guitar, perfect for players and collectors seeking a premium, vintage-inspired Strat.
Weight: 7 lbs. 10.6 oz.
Neck Width at 1F: 0.91"
Neck Width at 12F: 0.98"
Serial Number: CZ561583
Number of Strings: 6
Orientation: Right Handed
Bodywood: Two-Piece Alder
Body Style: '56 Strat
Body Finish: Lacquer
Color: Super Faded Candy Apple Red over 2 Color Sunburst
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Profile: 11/56 Offset "V"
Neck Finish: Medium Tint Nitrocellulose
Neck Joint: 4 Bolt
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Fingerboard Dots: Micarta Black
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Wire: Narrow Tall
Tuning Keys: Vintage w/ Fender Logo
Neck Pickup: HW Strat Fat 50's Neck
Middle Pickup: HW Strat Fat 50's Middle RWRP
Bridge Pickup: HW Strat Fat 50's Bridge
Wiring: Fat 50's
Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case