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1955 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®
PRODUCT#: 1529452189
$6,699RRP

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.

General

General

Series:

Time Machine

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

55 Desert Tan over Chocolate Sunburst
$6,699
1529452189

Aged Black over 2-Color Sunburst
$6,799
1529452106

Aged Coral Pink Over Chocolate Sunburst
$6,799
1529452156

Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst
$6,399
1529452103


Body

Body

Body:

2-Piece Select Ash

Body Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

Eggshell

Fingerboard:

1-Piece Quartersawn Maple

Neck Material:

1-Piece Quartersawn Maple

Neck Finish:

Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape:

1954 "U"

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Number of Frets:

21

Fret Size:

Nickel/Chrome Relic®

String Nut:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Micarta Black


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

Custom Shop Handwound '55 Single-Coil Strat

Middle Pickup:

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat

Neck Pickup:

Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 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


Hardware

Hardware

Pickguard:

1-Ply Eggshell

Bridge:

6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Control Knobs:

Eggshell


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

NPS, .010-.046 Gauges

Unique Features:

Tone-Saver Treble Bleed

Included Accessories:

Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.