Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic MN Faded Aged Tahitian Coral

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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic with an alder body, a soft “V” maple neck, handwound Fat 50s pickups and a Faded Aged Tahitian Coral finish.

1956 was a transitional year for the Strat, with the introduction of alder bodies rather than ash on Sunburst and custom-color models. In November of that year, a soft “V” neck back shape appeared that was sometimes slightly off center—a profile we’ve recreated for this version—and the rectangular “wing” string tree replaced the disc type. Overall, the 1956 Strat became a highly sought-after classic, and now we’ve given it several updated player-friendly appointments for comfort and improved tonal capabilities.

The two-piece alder body’s Relic lacquer finish gives the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages. The rift-sawn tinted maple neck plays fast, with a comfortable 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets. The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Fat ‘50s wiring creates stronger tone with more transparent bloom, reducing treble loss when rolling back volume—achieved in part by wiring the tone pot to the output of the volume pot. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, five-way switch, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • Model Name: 1956 Stratocaster Relic, Maple Fingerboard, Faded Aged Tahitian Coral
  • Model Number: 9235001133
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Faded Aged Tahitian Coral
  • Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 11/56 Off Center "V"
  • Scale Length: 22.5" (572 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s 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
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • Weight: 3.46 kg, 7.63 lbs

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We are a specialized guitar store with 30 years of experience, based in The Netherlands. We ship worldwide, well-packed and insured. Please have a look at our shop details and policies for more info.

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