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Few guitars are as inspiring as a beat-up original-era Strat. There’s just nothing like it. The Fender Custom Shop wanted to create a Stratocaster that would look, sound and play like a real workhorse; a truly battle-hardened beauty that had survived a lifetime of beer brawls and all-nighters.

The result is this gorgeously worn 1956 model, built with power and action that perfectly match its battered heavy-relic look. It is a guitar that is built for the player to lean into like nobody’s business, with features including one of our favorite neck shapes—a V-shaped 10/’56 profile—plus a 9.5”-radius fingerboard for easier string bending, 21 6105 frets, and Master Designed pickups with a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup that produces humbucking “in-between” sounds.


BrandFender Custom Shop
Model'56 Stratocaster Heavy Relic
Finish ColorFiesta Red
AgingHeavy Relic
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight7.31 lbs
Body WoodAlder
Neck WoodMaple
Neck Shape10/56 "V"
Neck Dimensions.860 1st - .990 12th
Fingerboard Radius9.5"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Width at Nut1.650" (42 mm)
Frets21 6105
Pickups3 Master Design (RWRP Middle Pickup)
ControlsMaster Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch
BridgeAmerican Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
TunersFender/Gotoh Vintage Style
Pickguard1-Ply White
CaseVintage Style Tweed Case
Case CandyStrap, Cable

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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