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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|Model Name:||1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||10/56 Large "V"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|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|
|Bridge:||Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Included Accessories:||Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools® Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity|
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