Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster, NOS, Maple Fingerboard – Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM 1955 STRATOCASTER®
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.
Other features found on this 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.
The Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster is the legendary guitar you know and love with some rare “what could have been” flair. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom series instruments represent early, almost prototypical, transitional and “first rev” versions of classic Fender models before they were refined into their present-day form. Featuring a few subtle modifications for enhanced playability and tone, some models incorporate prototypical features that barely saw the light of day while others have rarely seen transitional parts combinations that may have been used during the instrument’s development.
All of the Vintage Custom models feature our “Time Capsule” aging package. Combining our original “No Buff” NOS Flash Coat Lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware, the Time Capsule package grants these instruments the charming appearance, authentic sound and genuine mojo of an extremely lucky vintage find.
N.O.S. (New Old Stock)
As if you bought it new—in 1954.
Models from the past that have survived to the present day looking brand new. An all-lacquer finish that looks as if it hasn’t aged at all—as if you went back in time and bought it.
Model Name:Vintage Custom 1955 Stratocaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Color:Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Body Material:Premium Ash
Body Finish:NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material:Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape:1954 “U”
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ to 9.5″ Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Medium Vintage
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Finish:Flash Coat Lacquer
Position Inlays:Black Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’55 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: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
Strings:Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
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