Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '56 Hardtail Stratocaster Relic Super Faded Tahitian Coral

6-String Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '56 Hardtail Stratocaster Relic Super Faded Tahitian Coral

Brand New
Serial #CZ563209
6lbs 12oz
  • £4,355.00

Description & Specs

The benchmark of craftsmanship, the Fender Custom Shop is the apex of what Fender has to offer. Each instrument is hand-crafted by Fender Master Builders from only the finest, premium-grade components. The Custom Shop, known also as “The Dream Factory,” produces extremely limited runs of period-correct touchstones from the Fender catalog, as well as special one-offs featuring experimental, ground-up design and appointments. Custom hand-wound and treated pickups, exotic tonewoods, hand-aged hardware, special relicing techniques–only the best of the best goes into what leaves the Fender Custom Shop. Fender’s finest expression of quality and art, supreme in all ways.


Series: Fender Custom Shop
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Serial Number: CZ563209
Product Color: Super Faded Tahitian Coral
Relic/Aging Level: Relic
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)


Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Body with Offset Seam
Body Finish: Relic Flash Coat Lacquer Finish


Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
Neck Finish: Relic Flash Coat Lacquer Finish
Neck Shape: 11/56 Off Center "V" Back-Shape
Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65"
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 9.5-12"
Scale Length: 25.5" (647.7mm)
Number of Frets: 21 Frets
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
Inlay Shape: Dots
Side Marker Inlay: Black Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 11/56 Strat Pickup
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 11/56 Strat Pickup RWRP
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 11/56 Strat Pickup
Controls and Switching: 54-'58 Vintage Strat Wiring; 5-Way Switch


Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge: Vintage-Style Hardtail Bridge
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
String Tree: Disc String Tree
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage (47095)
Saddle: Metal
Pickguard: Single-Ply Parchment Pickguard
Hardware Notes: Closet Classic Hardware

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