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 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.
Other specifications include:
NOS Flash Coat Lacquer Finish Closet Classic Hardware 2-Piece Select Ash Body 1-Piece Tinted Maple Rift Sawn Neck with '54 "U" Backshape 7.25"-9.5" Compound Fingerboard Radius 21 Jescar 50085 Frets Hand-Wound '55 Strat Pickups 5-Way Switch; Vintage Wiring Single-Ply Eggshell Pickguard American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Vintage-Style Tuning Machines with Fender Logo Bone Nut; Disk String Tree Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap Certificate of Authenticity 8 lbs 0 oz R94018
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