1955 Fender Stratocaster Guitar - On Display in our world famous Vintage Vault!
The Fender Stratocaster guitar is probably the most popular solidbody electric guitar ever made. Early models (1954 to 1965, known as "pre-CBS" models, since CBS Broadcaster Company bought Fender in January 1965) are the most collectible.
Originality and condition are the two most important features of a vintage Fender Stratocaster guitar, and Fender Strats do seem to have been easily modified (due to their "bolt together" nature).
Nearly identical to a production (October-December) 1954 Strat, the 1955 model is slightly more refined. The production process was better, and 1955 models tend to be much lighter weight (more comfortable to play) than 1954 Strats.
Serial number range for the 55 Fender Stratocaster are generally 6000 to 9000 (on the neck plate). Though Fender production numbers are not available, research has concluded that 452 Fender Strats were made during 1955.
1955 Fender Stratocaster guitar specs:
• Peghead edges are less rounded, and more sharp
• By mid-1955, the round string holes in the rear tremolo cover are changed to oblong holes
• Tremolo block has more squared sides
• Front edge of bridge saddles (closest to the nut) are longer
• Tremolo bar's bends are less pronounced
• White pick guard has a shielded underside
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This particular Strat is not currently for sale. It is currently valued between from $40,000-$75,000 depending on condition and any modifications.
We would like to thank the following source for their information on the 1955 Stratocaster specs - guitarhq.com