Fender 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster

Time Machine Electric Guitars by Fender

1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster by Fender
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1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster is a tribute to the original 1956 Strat and it is a new model for 2012. Set in the Time Machine Series from Custom Shop, this model is one of the premier instruments for this year. It comes in faded 2-color sunburst, black and desert sand color options with nitrocellulose lacquer finish. This Strat has a solid double cutaway body made of ash, like the originals back in the '50s. This flat-top model features no binding around the top. The bridge is American Vintage Styled Synchronized Tremolo with chrome plating and string-through-body construction. The pickup layout is a standard one with three single coil pickups in the bridge, middle and neck positions. All of the pickups are Custom '50s Strat pickups. They are controlled through master volume and two tone knobs. Five position blade takes care of pickup switching. The neck is made of quartersawn maple and has a 10/56 Large V shape with a bolt-on joint. One-piece maple fingerboard is equipped with 21 6105 sized frets, black dot inlays, 9.50" fingerboard radius and 1.65" wide micarta nut. Tuning machines are vintage styled Fender/Gotoh, hardware is chrome plated and the white plastic pickguard has classic Strat shape. The MSRP for 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster is set at $5,000.


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Body Shape Strat®
Body Type Solid Body
Body Construction Double cutaway
Body Wood Ash
Bridge Tremolo
Number of Pickups 3
Bridge Pickup Type Single Coil
Middle Pickup Type Single Coil
Neck Pickup Type Single Coil
Controls Volume
Controls Tone
Pickup Switch Type 5-Position Blade
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape V-shaped neck
Neck Joint Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Maple
Number of Frets 21
Fret Size 6105
Fingerboard Inlays Black Dot
Hardware Chrome
Number of Strings 6
Pickguard Yes
Fingerboard Radius 9.50"
Finish Nitrocellulose
Finish Lacquer
String Nut Micarta
Nut Width 1.65"
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Tuners Fender
Tuners Gotoh
Tuners Vintage Style

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Body Shape
Strat®
TeleĀ®
Body Type
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Construction
Double cutaway
Single cutaway
Body Wood
Ash
Ash
Bridge
Tremolo
Tele bridge
Number of Pickups
3
2
Bridge Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Middle Pickup Type
Single Coil
No
Neck Pickup Type
Single Coil
Single Coil
Controls
Tone/Volume
Tone
Pickup Switch Type
5-Position Blade
3-Position Blade
Neck Wood
Maple
Maple
Neck Shape
V-shaped neck
C-shaped neck
Neck Joint
Bolt-on
Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material
Maple
Rosewood
Number of Frets
21
21
Fret Size
6105
6105
Fingerboard Inlays
Black Dot
Dot
Hardware
Chrome
Chrome
Number of Strings
6
6
Pickguard
Yes
No
Fingerboard Radius
9.50"
9.50"
Finish
Lacquer/Nitrocellulose
Lacquer
String Nut
Micarta
Micarta
Nut Width
1.65"
1.65"
Scale Length
25-1/2"
25-1/2"
Tuners
Fender/Gotoh/Vintage Style
Vintage Style
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