Fender Custom Shop 1955 Strat Relic, Aged Gold Sparkle #CZ525194

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Product Ref: 78923

  • Includes Fender's Limited Edition Hardshell Case
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Ash Body
  • Hand-Wound American Vintage '55 Strat Pickups
  • Aged Gold Sparkle Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quarter Sawn Maple Neck with a 1954 ''U'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop 1955 Strat Relic, Aged Gold Sparkle #CZ525194


The Fender Custom Shop 1955 Relic Straocaster is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop electric guitar. The quartersawn Maple neck has a 1954 ''U'' profile that provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The Maple fingerboard delivers bright characteristics and features a worn surface for a classic playing experience. The Custom Shop 1955 Relic benefits from a trio of Custom Shop Hand-Wound American Vintage '65 single-coil pickups which create the classic strat sound that's ideal for country and blues. The aged gold sparkle finish and white pickguard is a stunning look to this exceptionally playing guitar.

Product Ref: 78923

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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 collectable 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 1955 Relic

This Custom Shop Limited Edition 1955 Relic is equipped with a sparkling trio of hand-wound '55 single-coil stratocaster pickups mounted within a single-ply eggshell pickguard, with five-way switching for modern tonal versatility. Other premium features include a American Vintage synchronised tremolo and matching American Vintage machine heads, a Custom Shop Limited Edition neck plate and a worn Relic treatment on the back of the Maple neck. The Limited Edition 1955 Relic comes complete with a stunning aged gold sparkle finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of years of ageing and use without the need for heavy wear and tear. Also included is a Limited Edition case containing a 1955 Fender Downbeat catalogue insert reproduction.

Unrivalled 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 unrivalled 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.


  • Model Name: Limited Edition 1955 Relic® Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Colour Sunburst
  • Model Number: 9230041818
  • Serial Number: CZ525194
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Colour: Aged Gold Sparkle

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1954 ''U''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound American Vintage '55 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound American Vintage '55 Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound American Vintage '55 Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1: Neck Pickup
    • Tone 2: Bridge & Middle Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickup
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Bridge & Neck Pickup
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
  • Strap Locks: Schaller

Included Accessories

  • Cable
  • Strap
  • CruzTools Tool Kit
  • 1955 Fender Downbeat Catalog
  • Limited Edition Case
  • Neck Plate
  • Decal
  • Certificate of Authenticity