No sales tax for direct sale customers outside California.

This Fender '56 Stratocaster Relic is from the last year of the Cunetto Era.  Vince Cunetto relic'd the first guitars offered by Fender in 1995, pioneering a new era at the company.

This is a really good Strat!  It bears the JC stamp in the neck pocket, John Cruz's stamp, another important figure in Fender history.  It plays perfectly and the pickups sound killer.

The original frets are in excellent condition.  The guitar set up perfectly for us with a new set of 10-46 D'Addario strings.

The neck pocket also calls the body out as one-piece, which is pretty rare in any Fender guitar.
The guitar is all original with no changes or repairs.  The only flaw is a small chip in the nut at the G string, which is superficial and does not affect playability or stability in any way.

The cert is unfortunately not present.  There is some original paperwork in the case.  The original trem arm is included.

Color: Blond
Weight: 7lbs 12.1oz
Body: Ash
Neck: Maple
Neck Date/Code: Nov 11 1999
Fretboard: Maple
Inlays: Black Dot
Frets: Original
Fret count: 21
Nut: Original.  There is a very small chip in the nut at the g string slot that doesn't affect the playability, tuning, stability or performance of the guitar.
Nut width: 1-11/16"
Scale: 25.5"
Radius: 7.25” to 9.5” Vintage Compound Radius
Neck thickness at 1st fret: .91"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.0"
Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
Total length: 38-1/2'
Lower bout: 12-3/4"
Waist: 9"
Upper bout: 11-1/4"
Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1-5/8"
String gauge: .010-.046
Hardware Color: Nickel
Bridge Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.86k
Pickup Original?: Yes
Middle Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
Middle Pickup Reading: 5.83k
Pickup Original?: Yes
Neck Pickup/Brand: Hand-Wound '54 Strat Pickup
Neck Pickup Reading: 6.02k
Pickup Original?: Yes
Pickguard: Single Ply White
Bridge: Original
Tuners: Original
Switch: 5 Way
Pots/Codes: Original 013446
Case: OHSC

Shipping policy:
Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

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Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
Online Only
5:35 PM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.