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Experience the best of what the Fender Custom Shop have to offer with the Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Ron Thorn '55 Stratocaster Hardtail Heavy Relic in Aged Lake Placid Blue.

This masterpiece of an electric guitar, handcrafted by the renowned luthier Ron Thorn, is a testament to the ’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. This is delivers a truly luxurious playing experience, with an authentic '55 Stratocaster sound and feel that will leave you spellbound. Whether you’re a collector, a professional musician, or simply a lover of fine guitars, this masterbuilt '55 is sure to become a cherished part of your collection.

A Masterpiece for the Discerning Guitarist

This '55 Stratocaster is more than just a ; it’s a piece of history brought to life. As you’d expect from any masterbuilt Fender Custom Shop guitar, this '55 Strat is designed for the discerning guitarist who values authenticity and quality.

The '55 Stratocaster Hardtail Heavy Relic is a masterbuilt instrument, meaning it’s been handcrafted by one of ’s master luthiers, Ron Thorn. The result is a guitar that’s as unique as it is beautiful, with an aged Lake Placid Blue finish that adds a touch of played-in character.

The detailed Heavy Relic treatment imparts the rugged, road-tested charm that comes from decades of hard playing. From the exposed wood grain of the ash body to the aged hardware, every part of this guitar oozes vintage Fender vibe.

Tonewoods that Sing

The body of this '55 Stratocaster is made from ash, a period-correct tonewood known for its bright, resonant sound. The ash body is finished with a nitrocellulose lacquer, which allows the wood to breathe and vibrate freely, enhancing the guitar’s natural resonance and sustain.

The neck is made from AA roasted flame maple, a wood that’s not only visually stunning but also adds brightness and snap to the guitar’s overall tone. This stunning maple is carved to a '54 Strat Soft “V” profile and is topped with Narrow Tall 6105 frets, providing a classic feel with a modern edge that vintage Fender fans will appreciate.

Electronics that Deliver

This '55 Stratocaster features hand-wound Fat '50s Strat pickups, which deliver the clear highs, warm mids, and defined lows that define the classic Stratocaster sound. The middle pickup features reverse-wound/reverse-polarity wiring, which helps cancel out any unwanted hum, resulting in a cleaner, noise-free tone.

Hardware that Shines

The aged chrome hardware on this guitar gives it an endearing worn-in look that’s sure to turn heads. The tuners are Fender Gotoh Vintage, ensuring rock-solid tuning no matter how hard you play. The bridge is a vintage hard-tail design, providing excellent sustain and stability.

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Brand
Model
  • Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Ron Thorn '55 Stratocaster Hardtail Heavy Relic, Roasted Flame Maple Neck, Aged Lake Placid Blue
Finish
  • Lake Placid Blue

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