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Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Black

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Original price $ 4,300.00 - Original price $ 4,300.00
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$ 4,300.00
$ 4,300.00 - $ 4,300.00
Current price $ 4,300.00
SKU 00FCS181

Fender Custom Shop

Welcome to the Dark Side

A beautiful Stratocaster has landed at Truetone Music.  In a combination previously unavailable, we present the Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic 1956 Stratocaster in Black with a Maple neck, Black pickguard and Parchment plastic.   

Though a relic'd guitar finish is almost as common these days as a flawless factory finish, it the was Fender Custom Shop that pioneered the process and know it better than anyone. Fender offers different levels of relicing. One of the newer levels is the Journeyman found on this '56 Strat. You get a look and feel that's used but not abused. Imagine a loved guitar that's been well taken care of, but also definitely been played. Totally broken in, but holds up like a brand new electric guitar.

Custom Shop Fat 50's pickups give you the '50s chime with a little extra bite.  The one piece maple neck is super comfortable with the Modern "C" carve.  This is a very slim neck - it's easy to grip and play fast on.  The compound radius of 7.25 - 9.5" is a relatively new option for Custom Shop guitars - Fender started offering it a couple of years ago, as they had found vintage guitars that had this.  It gives you the vintage feel for chording, but flattens out slightly as you go up the neck, for easy playability while in the upper register and doing bends.  This is exceptional Strat, and a great weight too - it's measures in at 7.4 pounds.

The guitar also includes a Limited Edition neckplate, Custom Shop case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

If you're looking for something "classic" that evokes memories of legendary sounds, this is it.  Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to try it out, or make it yours right here now!

  • Serial # R120405
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Part # 9231012768
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color: Black
  • Pickguard: Single Ply Black
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50's
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50's
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50's
  • Body: Alder 
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Note: Heavy Relic Back of Neck with Finish Worn Off
  • Dots: Micarta Black, Wide Spacing
  • Neck Shape: Modern C
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: Vintage Upgrade / 45085
  • Radius: Compound 7.25 - 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .870"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Tuners: Vintage 
  • String Guide: Vintage
  • Bridge: Vintage
  • Neck Plate: Vintage
  • Back Plate: Parchment
  • Knobs & Pickup Covers: Parchment
  • Switch: 5 Way
  • Case: Tweed