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Fender Custom Shop B3 56 Stratocaster Journeyman Aged Black

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On the quest for a Stratocaster that seamlessly combines the timeless allure of vintage-era tone with cutting-edge playability? Look no further than the Fender Custom Shop's '56 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic! This guitar harmoniously blends a resonant ash body with Custom Shop hand-wound '55 Stratocaster pickups, delivering the rich resonance, crisp attack, and shimmering top end that have elevated early-era Strats to the status of highly coveted instruments. While the vintage Synchronized Tremolo and classic tuners maintain a nod to the past, Sweetwater's performance-oriented players appreciate the departure from the retro norm in the neck design. Unlike the traditional round radius and speed-bump frets of Leo Fender's early designs, the '56 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic boasts a 1-piece flat-sawn maple soft "V" neck with a player-friendly setup of 21 medium-vintage frets on a compound 7.25–9.5-inch radius. The ultra-thin Journeyman Relic flash-coat lacquer finish completes the package, resulting in a world-class Strat that competes head-to-head with any creation from the Fullerton factory!

Specs:

BODY TYPE: Stratocaster

BODY WOOD: Ash Off-Center 2 Piece

FINISH TYPE: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Flash Coat

FINISH COLOR: Aged Black

AGING: Heavy Checking Journeyman Relic

NECK WOOD: Maple Plain Grain

FINGERBOARD: Maple

NECK CARVE: 1954 Strat Soft “V”

SCALE LENGTH: 25.5”

NECK DIMENSIONS: .940” - .970”

NECK RADIUS: 7.25" - 9.5”

FRETS: Medium Vintage

NUT WIDTH: 1.625”

NUT MATERIAL: Bone

NECK FINISH: Medium Tint NCL

INLAYS: Micarta Black Dot

SIDE DOTS: Micarta Black Dot

HEADSTOCK: 50’s Strat

NECK PICKUP: Hand-Wound '55 Strat Neck Relic

MIDDLE PICKUP: Hand-Wound '55 Strat RWRP Middle Relic

BRIDGE PICKUP: Hand-Wound '55 Strat Bridge Relic

PICKGUARD: 54-58 Strat 1-Ply Parchment Relic

HARDWARE: Aged Nickel

BRIDGE: C/S Vint Strat Relic

TUNERS: Vintage w/ Fender Logo Relic

CONTROLS: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Pickup Switch

CASE: G&G Tweed Hardshell



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