1956 is especially important year in Stratocaster`s history, for it is the turning point where Fender switches from the old swamp ash bodies to now dominant alder bodies. In 1956 alder started taking over and almost six decades later, it is the number one body wood in Fender`s catalog. Time Machine`s '56 Stratocaster Relic model comes with two body options, swamp ash and alder, due to 1956 being the year of the change. 2-Tone Sunburst and Black color options are available. Color on both variants is slightly worn and hardware is mildly aged. Bridge on this model is the standard vintage non-locking tremolo with string-through construction. Three single-coil pickups are installed in the front. Maple neck is bolted to the body and it features the standard 21-fret maple fingerboard on the top.


Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic Full Specs

Tap on Spec for Quick Find
Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Shape Strat®
Body Type Solid Body
Body Wood Alder
Body Wood Ash
Bridge Tremolo
Bridge Pickup Type Single Coil
Controls Tone
Controls Volume
Fingerboard Radius 9.50"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Finish Gloss
Finish Lacquer
Fret Size Classical
Fingerboard Inlays Black Dot
Hardware Chrome
Middle Pickup Type Single Coil
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Neck Pickup Type Single Coil
Neck Shape '50s
Neck Wood Maple
Number of Frets 21
Number of Pickups 3
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Pickup Switch Type 5-Position Blade
Scale Length 25-1/2"
String Nut Syntetic Bone
Tuners Fender
Good To Know

Guitarists who reviewed Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic play these music styles:

blues, rock, classic rock, jazz

Click on any music style name to find electric guitars likely suitable for that genre.

Guitars by Brand

Fender (380) Fender Custom Shop (110) Gibson (455) Gibson Custom (314) Epiphone (256) Ibanez (881) ESP (705) Dean (389) Jackson (431) Music Man (50) Gretsch Guitars (243) Daisy Rock (36) Paul Reed Smith (273) Washburn (142) Yamaha (50) EVH (7) Schecter (589) G&L (92) Squier by Fender (97) Danelectro (8) Peavey (49) Steinberger (11) Brian May Guitars (3) B.C. Rich (156) Rickenbacker (39) Laguna (11) Godin (105) Dan Armstrong (1) Parker (45) Traveler (26) Kramer (27) Hamer (55) Michael Kelly (61) Hagstrom (81) Jay Turser (44) Disney by Washburn (1) Fernandes (78) Taylor (41) Italia (48) DiPinto (15) Axl (34) Hohner (5) Spector (7) Wilson Brothers (7) Moog (1) Valley Arts (6) Breedlove (3) Hallmark (11) Minarik (4) Hofner (18) Rogue (5) Vox (9) Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars (1) Charvel (75) Richmond by Godin (6) Sterling by Music Man (22) Aria (62) Normandy (11) Luna (9) Cort (106) Guild (20) Alvarez (5) Saga (9) Johnson Guitars (9) Mitchell (7) Conklin (22) DeArmond (13) Voyage-Air (2) Lace (5) Silvertone Guitar (13) Titanic Guitars (4) Fret King (101) Ruokangas (13) Framus (129) Collings (15) Leather Guitars (7) Vigier Guitars (38) Jarrell Guitars (23) Peerless Guitars (36) Reverend (93) Carvin (54) Benedetto (14) Maton Guitars (12) DBZ Guitars (102) Line 6 (12) Boulder Creek (3) Stagg (1) Flight (3) Cruzer (5) Behringer (1) Vintage (38) Chapman Guitars (39) Legator Guitars (139) Caparison (44) Heritage Guitars (26) Ashton (1) Strandberg (37) Kiesel (98) Aristides (5) D`Angelico Guitars (29) Wylde Audio (15) Solar Guitars (23)
Show More Brands

Compare

1.
to
2.
Body Construction
Double cutaway
Single cutaway
Body Shape
Strat®
TeleĀ®
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Wood
Alder/Ash
Alder
Bridge
Tremolo
Tele bridge
Bridge Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Controls
Tone/Volume
Volume
Fingerboard Radius
9.50"
7.25"
Fingerboard Material
Maple
Rosewood
Finish
Gloss/Lacquer
Gloss
Fret Size
Classical
Vintage
Fingerboard Inlays
Black Dot
Pearl Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Chrome
Middle Pickup Type
Single Coil
No
Neck Joint
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
Neck Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Neck Shape
'50s
'60s
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Number of Frets
21
21
Number of Pickups
3
2
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Pickup Switch Type
5-Position Blade
3-Position Blade
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-1/2"
String Nut
Syntetic Bone
Syntetic Bone
Tuners
Fender
Fender
0 User Review

Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic 4.59 out of 5 based on 36 ratings

Disclaimer

This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. If you have more information about Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic please write a review. Some reviews are automatically generated generated by using verbal representation of publicly available numeric rating information musicians entered while writing review of Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic. User generated reviews of Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic represent opinions of credited authors alone, and do not represent Chorder's opinion.

Rating is an average rating that is calculated by using publicly available numeric rating information musicians entered while writing review of Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '56 Stratocaster Relic. All trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies.