2005 Fender Custom Shop LTD. Edition '56 Stratocaster Relic

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Summary: Rock ‘n’ roll was steaming ahead in 1956, and the electric guitar was taking on a prominent role in stripped-down bands, replacing the saxophone as the main lead instrument. The Fender Stratocaster was taking center stage in the hands of legendary musicians and reshaping the sound of modern music. The Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic brings you back to that time in all its greatness with a few player-centric modifications under the hood. A two-piece hand-selected ash body wears a Relic finish, and the maple plain grain neck hosts a “V” profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius, and 21 narrow tall frets. Mark Kendrick signature pickups with tone control on the bridge are in a single-ply pickguard for vintage-accurate tone and look. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, round string tree, vintage-style tuning machines, and a bone nut. This guitar also includes a period correct 3-way pickup selector, a deluxe hard shell case, strap, cable, polish cloth, and the certificate of authenticity.

Body: Two-piece Ash, Taos Turquoise glass lacquer finish.

Neck: Maple plain grain, Maple fingerboard, Micarta black dot inlays, “V” shape, 9.5” radius, 25.5” scale length, 1.644” nut width, nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Pickups/Hardware: Three Kendrick signature single coil pickups, five-way pickup selector (period correct three-way selector included in case), 250k 10% taper split pots, vintage style tuning keys, vintage synchronized tremolo, round string tree, bone nut, single-ply white pickguard, tone control on the bridge position. (Backplate not in photos, included in case.)

Cosmetics: This guitar is relicd by Fender. This includes a few nicks and dings, worn finish, and wear on the fingerboard (See Photos Please). This guitar is in excellent condition and plays great.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 7 lbs., 3 oz.

Case: This guitar ships in a deluxe Fender hard shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.