DISC Fender Custom Shop Limited 1956 Relic Strat, 2-Colour Sunburst

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  • Custom Shop Stratocaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Ash Body
  • Custom Shop 1956 Handwound Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Wide Fade Two-Colour Sunburst Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quarter Sawn Maple Neck with Large ''V'' Profile

DISC Fender Custom Shop Limited 1956 Relic Strat, 2-Colour Sunburst

Details

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1956 Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Stratocaster electric guitar. The quartersawn Maple neck with Maple fingerboard has a large ''V'' profile that provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The Limited Edition 1956 Relic features a trio of Custom Shop 1956 single-coil pickups which combine with the resonant Ash body to produce the classic strat sound that's ideal for everything from rock to country and blues.

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Limited Edition Series by Fender

Each Custom Shop Limited Edition guitar is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible while also adding to its investment value. Crafted with many features normally reserved only for select artists and master-built instruments, these instruments are exactly what their name says - highly anticipated limited edition models.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1956 Relic

This Custom Shop Limited Edition 1956 Relic is equipped with a pair of Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat pickups along with a 1956 reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, mounted within a one-ply pickguard with a 5-position blade that provides modern tonal versatility. Other premium features include a 6-saddle vintage-style tremolo bridge and matching tuners, 21 medium jumbo frets and vintage white control knobs.

The Limited Edition 1956 Relic comes complete with a stunning wide fade two-colour sunburst finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of years of aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

Specifications

  • Model Name: Limited Edition 1956 Relic® Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide Fade 2-Colour Sunburst
  • Model Number: 1510056803
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Colour: Wide Fade 2-Colour Sunburst

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 Large ''V''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt ''Limited Edition'' Engraved

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume with Treble-Bleed
    • 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
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell