Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster - Melon Candy No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, One-piece Maple Neck, Three Single-coil Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Melon Candy
Item ID: Strat56RMC

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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster - Melon Candy
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$3,920.00

A Music Time Machine Par Excellence

The Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster is as close to the genuine article as you can get without taking out a second mortgage. And the '56 Relic gives you the spank, sparkle, and vibe of the original - without costly visits to your luthier. This axe may look a half-century old, but it sports a supremely playable modern 9.5" radius and 6105 frets on its juicy 10/56 large V-shaped neck. Topped off with superb-sounding Fat '50s pickups and custom wiring, the Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster is a music time machine par excellence.

Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster at a Glance:
  • The Relic treatment gives you real deal visuals
  • Fat '50s pickups serve up period-correct Strat chime 'n' chunk
  • It's all about playing feel
The Relic treatment gives you real deal visuals

Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals. Without sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish the 1956 Stratocaster Relic from the real deal. This Strat wears an aged nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes - standard back in the day - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities - giving you the look, sound, and feel of an aged classic.

Fat '50s pickups serve up period-correct Strat chime 'n' chunk

The Fender Custom Shop's 1956 Relic Stratocaster is loaded with three Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s single-coil pickups that deliver all the legendary Strat spank, sparkle, chime and chunk of an original mid-'50s Stratocaster. So if authentic '50 Strat sound is your thing - the 1956 Relic Strat is the cost-effective way to get it.

It's all about playing feel

The Fender Custom Shop '56 Relic Strat looks totally vintage, and it plays like butter. If you savor the feel of a played-in guitar with perfect fretwork and with spot-on intonation, we've got your axe right here! the '56 Relic sports a modern 9.5" radius and 6105 medium jumbo frets that let you shred and bend up high without fear of fretting out. It's the best of old and new!

Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster Features:
  • Fender Custom Shop Relic laquer finish
  • Fender's classic "10/56" large V neck shape serves up outstanding feel
  • 9.5" radius and 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
  • Three Custom Shop Fat 50's pickups for legendary chunk 'n' chime
  • Modern wiring; hardshell case included

The Fender Custom Shop 1956 Relic Stratocaster is the real deal for vintage Strat fans!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 1500602810

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop Solidbody Guitars