1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster


Model #: 1511602806
1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard, Black

More about 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster

Few guitars are as inspiring as a beat-up original-era Strat. There’s just nothing like it. The Fender Custom Shop wanted to create a Stratocaster that would look, sound and play like a real workhorse; a truly battle-hardened beauty that had survived a lifetime of beer brawls and all-nighters.

The result is this gorgeously worn 1956 model, built with power and action that perfectly match its battered heavy-relic look. It is a guitar that is built for the player to lean into like nobody’s business, with features including one of our favorite neck shapes—a V-shaped 10/’56 profile—plus a 9.5”-radius fingerboard for easier string bending, 21 6105 frets, and Master Designed pickups with a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup that produces humbucking “in-between” sounds.

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General

General
Model Name: 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 1511602806
Series: Time Machine
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 10/56 Large "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Master Design Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Master Design Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Master Design 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 and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Included Accessories: Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools® Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity