Here we feature the Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1956 Blue Ice Stratocaster. We offer a closer look at the inner quality, era tribute components and incredible tooling, finishing._
The Custom Shop builders pencil markings can be seen pre the body and neck impressed stamping. Also the build and traveler numbers with fender colour code. _We were extremely careful in preparing the guitar for the insight pics. __
Fender Custom Shop 1955 Strat Heavy Relic Wide Fade Choc 2-Tone Sunburst – Closer Look Pull Down Pics
While it may look and sound like an original-era Stratocaster that’s been on the road for decades, the Custom Shop 1955 Heavy Relic Stratocaster also incorporates a few modern touches. The lightweight two-piece select ash body wears a way-cool colour-over-colour paint scheme, finished with nitrocellulose lacquer to let the wood breathe with pure Fender tone.
A trio of hand-wound ’55 Strat pickups with alnico 3 magnets, ’54 covers, a five-way switch and modified wiring—including a Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit—provide authentic tone with robust lows and crystal-clear highs that stay consistent, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
Other sterling features include a 5/4 quartersawn maple neck with a vintage-accurate ’54 “U”-shaped profile, comfortably modern 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, American Vintage synchronised tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and round string tree. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity.
|Model Name:||1955 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst|
|Color:||Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||2-Piece Select Ash|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||1-Piece Quartersawn Maple|
|Neck Shape:||1954 “U”|
|Scale Length:||25.5″ (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5″ (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||6105 Narrow Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.650″ (42 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Neck Finish:||Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Fingerboard:||1-Piece Quartersawn Maple|
|Position Inlays:||Micarta Black|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop Handwound ’55 Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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:||6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style with Fender Logo|
|Strings:||NPS, .010-.046 Gauges|
|Unique Features:||Tone-Saver Treble Bleed|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.