This wonderful Fender Custom Shop Strat is the Vintage custom 1955 in fantastic Wide Fade Sunburst. It takes a traditional set of golden era specifications and design ideals and lovingly combines this with the Custom Shop premium level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Every single part and choice of wood has been agonised over to ensure it adds to the whole character and experience this sough after Stratocaster produces. We especially like the tactile glorious NOS finish and Wide Fade Sunburst, along with the versatile 7.25 - 9.5 radius fingerboard and 1954 U profile neck. The pickups and circuitry on this Vintage Custom Strat sing out with unmistakable style and will delight any experienced Fender connoisseur.
Other features found on this very latest version guitar include Closet Classic hardware, a 2-piece ash body, tinted maple rift-sawn neck with a '54 "U"-shaped neck profile, 21 medium vintage frets, hand-wound '55 Strat pickups with transitional ’54 covers, 5-way switch, vintage wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, bone nut, round string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.
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This is what Fender has to say about the design ideas behind this particular rather lovely model - In the formative years following the Stratocaster's groundbreaking debut in 1954, it saw slight tweaks and modifications that helped firmly establish its legacy as the finest electric guitar ever made. The Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster has some cool, rare features that we feel represent the best of the origins of the Strat and gives you a glimpse into the innovations that were crucial in its development. The NOS flash-coat lacquer finish lets the guitar breathe and shows some of the natural grain through its wide-fade 2-Color Sunburst finish. The neck features a vintage 7.25"-9.5" compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than standard vintage size and very comfortable to play.
Model Name Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Series Vintage Custom
Body Premium Ash
Body Finish NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape 1954 "U"
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Frets Size Medium Vintage 50085
String Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dots
Truss Rods Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Pickup Set Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat
Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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
Bridge 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard 3-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs Eggshell
Strings Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
- Brand: Fender Custom Shop
- Condition: New