Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, '55 Desert Tan over Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst
Heavy Relic Lacquer Finish; 2-Piece Select Ash Body; 1-Piece Tinted Quartersawn Maple Neck with "U" Back-Shape and 9.5" Radius; 21 #6105 Frets; Hand-Wound 1955 Pickups with Alnico 3 Magnets and '54 Covers; 5 Way Switch; Vintage Modified #2 Wiring with Tone-Saver Treble-Bleed Circuit; Single-Ply Eggshell Pickguard; American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo; Vintage-Style Tuning Machines with Fender Logo; Bone Nut; Round String Tree; Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.
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 color-over-color 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 synchronized 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.
|Pick Up(s)||Fender '55|
|Pick Up Type||Passive|
|Number of Strings||6 String|
|Manufactures Model Number||1529452189|
|Series Level||Custom Shop|
|Controls||1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way lever switch|
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|