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1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’56 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic. More than 65 years after its namesake predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evokes the Stratocaster in its original golden era.
The two-piece select ash body exudes balanced highs and sweet midrange with lively resonance, with an off-center seam and wrapped in stately Journeyman Relic flash coat lacquer finishes in Aged White Blonde, Wide Fade Two-Color Sunburst, Aged Black and Aged Sherwood Metallic. This special treatment imparts the look of a guitar that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.
The one-piece flat-sawn maple neck has a chunky ’54-style Soft “V” profile, topped by a comfortable vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) maple fingerboard that flattens slightly toward the nut for easy bending, with 21 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. All three Custom Shop hand-wound ’55 Strat® pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) deliver crystal-clear highs and well-balanced midrange, with ’54-’58 vintage Strat wiring and five-way switching. Other premium features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with nylon spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
COLORWide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUS
NECK FINISHFlash Coat Lacquer
NECK SHAPE1954 "Soft V"
NECK BUTT WIDTH2.200"
NECK THICKNESS 12TH FRET.970"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL1-Piece Maple Neck
POSITION INLAYSBlack Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
SIDE DOTSBlack Micarta, 3/32" (2.38 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS21
TRUSS RODVintage-Style Butt Adjust
NUT WIDTH1.625" (41.3 mm)
BODY2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
BODY FINISHFlash Coat Lacquer
BODY MATERIAL2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
BRIDGECustom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
CONTROL KNOBSVintage White Plastic
SWITCH TIPVintage White
TUNING MACHINESVintage-Style with Fender Logo
STRING TREESVintage-Style Disc
STRINGSFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
TREMOLO ARMVintage-Style Tremolo Arm
NECK PLATE4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
BRIDGE PICKUPCustom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat®
MIDDLE PICKUPCustom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '55 Single-Coil Strat®
NECK PICKUPCustom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat®
CONTROLSMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
SWITCHING5-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
POTENTIOMETERS250K 10% Taper Split
SHIPPING WEIGHT25.00 LB
FRET SIZEJescar Medium Vintage (47095)
SCALE LENGTH25.5" (64.77 cm)
SHIPPING LENGTH44.75 IN
SHIPPING HEIGHT6.00 IN
SHIPPING WIDTH17.00 IN
INCLUDED ACCESSORIESDeluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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