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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Limited Stratocaster Heavy Relic Faded ’55 Desert Tan (Serial #525143)


SKU: 1510056836-525143

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The 2016 Limited Edition 1956 Relic Stratocaster takes you straight back to the instrument’s original era, with a deep-contoured lightweight ash body and a Relic lacquer finish that evokes years of hard-fought wear and tear. The sparkling trio of hand wound ’56 single-coil Stratocaster pickups features a hum-cancelling reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup along with a five-way switch, Vintage Modified wiring and Tone-Saver treble bleed circuit for modern tonal versatility.

Other premium features include a one-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck with a 10/’56 “V”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply eggshell pickguard, vintage hardware and more. Includes Custom Shop Limited neck plate, case and certificate of authenticity. 


  • Body Material: Lightweight Ash
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 Large "V"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Reverse-Wound/Reverse-Polarity Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1956 Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Serial #525143
  • Case: Hardshell

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