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The “Chicago Special” 1955 Stratocaster is loaded with all of the greatest features this iconic guitar can offer. In keeping with Leo’s vision, every CME 1955 Strat features the iconic 7.25” radius, era correct plastics, and even includes a 3-way switch in the case. We hand selected the neck profile to draw on this vintage classic, and chose a rift sawn neck to enhance the resonance of the maple board. Finally, the Chicago Special pickups we’re created with Mike Lewis to ensure a balanced output across every pole piece. The Alnico 5 magnets are wrapped in 42 gauge enamel wire, and potted in shellac to recreate the round highs, and wide open frequency range of a vintage pickup. If you’re looking for the perfect vintage style stratocaster, this one's for you!

"Chicago Special" Strat® pickups: Calibrated set - bridge to neck - for balanced output Each pickup as custom AlNiCo 5 magnet stagger for optimum output balance string-to-string 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response

Part Number: 9231010523
Serial Number: R95810
Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Tweed
Weight: 7lbs 10oz

Body Wood: Ash 2-Piece
Body Color: Aged Olympic White
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Sort for Lightweight: Yes

Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel, Lightly Relic'd
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Strat Parchment
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Strat
Tremolo Arm Tip: Eggshell
Tuner Keys: Vintage with Fender Logo
String Guide: Strat Relic
String Gauge: .010 - .046

Neck Assembly: 56 Strat Relic
Neck Finish: Medium Tint Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn
Fingerboard: None
Truss Rod: 50s
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 56
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Micarta Black .250
Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32"
Fret Wire: Jescar FW50085
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
Neck Back Shape: Soft V
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .900"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .985"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 54-60 Strat

Pickguard: Vinyl Eggshell 1-Ply .060
Pickup Neck: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat Neck
Pickup Middle: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat Middle RWRP
Pickup Bridge: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Strat Bridge
Pickup Covers: Eggshell
Pickup Selector Switch: 5-Way Lever
Selector Switch Tip: Vintage Eggshell White Relic
Knobs: Eggshell White Relic
Pots: 250k 10% Taper Spilt
Caps: Wax Paper
Accessories: Certificate of Authenticity, 3-Way Switch in Case

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • 1955 Stratocaster "Chicago Special"
  • Aged Olympic White Journeyman Relic
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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