Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom ’55 Hardtail Strat, Time Capsule Package – Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM ’55 HARDTAIL STRAT®
A rare and compelling find indeed, the Vintage Custom ’55 Hardtail Strat has all the tremolo-less charm needed to inspire any player, collector or aficionado. Start with a two-piece ash body finished in NOS flashcoat lacquer and add a one-piece rift-sawn maple neck with a 1954 “U” profile, vintage compound-fingerboard radius fingerboard (7.25”– 9.5”) and medium vintage 47095 frets.
Hand-wound 1955 Strat pickups with 1954 covers are wired to a vintage ’55 control assembly and five-way switch. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, single-ply eggshell pickguard, vintage-style hardtail bridge with patent pending saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and a disc string tree. Available in Wide-Fade Two-Color Sunburst and Aged White Blonde finishes. Includes 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.
Time Capsule Finish:
Time Capsule. A very thin layer of Lacquer, without relic treatment, which allows the instrument to resonate in an exceptional way. A finish so thin that in a short time it will age right under the hands of the guitarist, giving the instrument that authentically worn look.
Model Name:Vintage Custom ’55 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Color:Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Body Material:2-Piece Select Ash
Neck Material:1-Piece 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 (47095)
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Micarta 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 with Neck Blend, Position 2. Bridge and Middle with Neck Blend, Position 3. Middle, Position 4. Neck and Middle, Position 5. Neck
Bridge:6-Saddle Hardtail with “Pat. Pend.” Saddles
Tuning Machines:Vintage Style
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.