Fender Custom Shop 1955 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, Desert Tan over 2 Tone Sunburst
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.
Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1954 U (1st Fret: .880" - 12th Fret: .980" )
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
Inlays: Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge: 6 Saddle American Vintage Syncronized Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Eggshell
Features: Tone Saver Treble Bleed
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity