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2021 Fender Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster Hardtail Sunburst, Mint w/ Tags, COA & Case


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Up for sale, a 2021 Fender Custom Shop 1955 Hardtail Stratocaster in showroom-clean condition, complete with the original case, COA, and hangtags. Made specifically for Wilcutt Guitars, this limited run Stratocaster is officially the "Vintage Custom '55 Stratocaster Hardtail Time Capsule Package." Features include a two-piece ash body finished in NOS "flashcoat" nitro lacquer, a one-piece rift-sawn maple neck with a 1954 “U” profile, a vintage compound- radius fingerboard (7.25”-9.5”), medium vintage fretwire, and Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 pickups.

There’s a distinctive resonance given the hardtail string-through-body design, with enhanced sustain and chime and bold, gutsy cut. The Hand-Wound '55 pickups have plenty of bell-like sparkle and bounce, and each position on the five-way pickup selector is distinct and lively. Weighing 7lbs 4oz, this Hardtail Strat has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Rift-Sawn Maple
-Shape: 1954 U-shaped carve, measuring .920” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret (larger than measurements on Floor Traveler sheet)
-Fretboard: Maple, 7.25-9.5” vintage compound radius
-Frets: Medium vintage, no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style
-Serialization: R-prefix serial on neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Two-Piece Hand-Selected Ash
-Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single Coils
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Hardtail bridge, jack cup
-Plastics: One-ply eggshell white pickguard, rounded "bakelite" '55-spec pickup covers

The NOS "Flashcoat" nitro lacquer two-tone Wide Fade Sunburst finish is applied very lightly, subtly sinking into the grain of the ash and offering maximal resonance. The finish exhibits just a couple exceedingly faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole, and the gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original hardshell case, COA, and hangtags are included.