C.SHOP 2017 1955 HEAVY RELIC STRAT 30th ANNIVERSARY

More about 1955 Heavy Relic® Stratocaster®

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.


Specs

General

General

Model Name: 1955 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 1529452103
Series: Time Machine
Color: Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body

Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck

Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1954 “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black

Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound ’55 Single-Coil Strat Low “G” Alnico 3
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat Low “G” Alnico 3
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat Low “G” Alnico 3
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

Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
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.