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2020 Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic NAMM Limited Edition Black w/ Case, Tags, COA


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic NAMM Limited Edition model in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the G&G tweed hardshell case, CoA, hangtags, and case candy. Introduced at NAMM 2017 and produced in small quantities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fender Custom Shop, this Strat features a Relic'd gloss Black nitro lacquer finish, roasted alder body, roasted AAA birdseye maple neck with a 10/56 V profile carve, anodized gold aluminum pickguard, and Fat ‘60s single coil pickups.

The hand-wound Custom Shop Fat ‘60s single coils pickups deliver quintessential vintage Strat tonalities, featuring formvar magnet wire, beveled Alnico II magnets, push-back cloth-covered leads and black fiber bobbins. A slightly overwound design for added low-end heft, the Fat '60s feature a spanky bridge position, a neck pickup that has a woody, bell-like cut, and a reverse-wound reverse-polarity middle pickup for quintessential Strat hollow quack at positions 2 and 4 on the five-way pickup selector. This Custom Shop Stratocaster weighs 7lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Roasted AAA birdseye maple
-Shape: 10/56 V, measuring .880” 1st fret, .980” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Narrow Tall, pristine
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650”, bone
-Tuners: Fender Deluxe single-line
-Serialization: CZ-prefix, “Limited Edition” Custom Shop neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Roasted alder
-Pickups: Custom Shop Fat ‘60s single coils
-Harness: CTS pots, paper-in-oil tone cap
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Vibrato, “ashtray” bridge cover, anodized gold aluminum pickguard, Closet Classic aging
-Plastics: Cream knobs, pickup covers

The gloss Black nitro lacquer finish features virtually no wear beyond the simulated factory aging. The roasted AAA birdseye maple neck has been similarly aged, with simulated palm wear down to the bare wood on the majority of the carve.

The original G&G tweed hardshell case is included, along with the CoA, hangtags, and case candy.