This Fender Custom Shop 56 Stratocaster Relic, Masterbuilt by Carlos Lopez is finished in Black, a Fender Classic! A 1956 themed Strat with Player Friendly specs and a no-frills attitude that just so happens to be the Lightest guitar in the shop? Yes, Please!
Carlos Lopez is one of the latest Fender Custom Shop Employees to be honored with the title Masterbuilder. Carlos was just here at the shop in November of 2019 with the Roadshow. Carlos apprenticed with Todd Krause, learning the tricks of a Master. Carlos' work is that of a Master so it's an honor he has truly earned.
This is a pretty bare bones Strat with nothing too crazy to report. It features a light weight Ash body teamed with a Quartersawn Maple Neck. It's got a decidedly 50 vibe which is great if you like a bright, jangly Strat. The 10/56 Neck feels amazing and is exceptionally comfortable. It's got a 9.5" fingerboard radius and a set of Masterfully Installed set of 6105 Frets. A bone Nut, 1.650" nut width, and 25.5" scale length provide familiar Fender Feel.
A Set of Handwound Pickups are installed that are wound to the specs of a true 1956 Strat giving you authentically vintage tones. These pickups are tied to a 5 way switch, Master Volume and 2 tone controls.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for may be!
The pictures in this listings are of the exact guitar that we have for sale. It has been fully set-up in our shop by George MacPhail, play tested for functionality, then re-inspected and set-up to your preferences before being shipped out. Plus, we'll never charge you for a case that was included with your guitar in the first place! Stop by the shop or give us a call to learn more about this or any of the other great Acoustic and Electric Guitars in our collection!
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