Description

1956 was a transitional year for the Strat, with the introduction of alder bodies rather than ash on Sunburst and custom-color models. In November of that year, a soft V neck back shape appeared that was sometimes slightly off center, and the rectangular wing string tree replaced the disc type. Overall, the 1956 Strat became a highly sought-after classic and now Fender has given it several updated player-friendly appointments for comfort and improved tonal capabilities.

The all-American and utterly powerful Fender 1956 Stratocaster Relic electric guitar sports a stunning two-piece alder body with a relic lacquer finish that gives the look and feel of a well-loved guitar — all colored in a unique Aged Sherwood Green Metallic. The rift-sawn tinted maple neck plays fast, with a comfortable 9.5"-radius fingerboard and twenty-one narrow tall frets. The excellent playability matches the amazing visual style — a feat that Fender accomplishes with ease.

The trio of hand-wound Fat '50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Fat '50s wiring creates stronger tone with more transparent bloom, reducing treble loss when rolling back volume — achieved in part by wiring the tone pot to the output of the volume pot. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, five-way switching, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, a bone nut and wing string tree. Shop at Replay Guitar Exchange to check out the stunning recreation of the classic — the 1956 Relic Stratocaster is ready for you now!

As always, feel free to contact our store for more details, or with any questions.

Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz.
Neck material: rift sawn maple
Scale length: 22.5"
Nut width: 1.650"
Fingerboard radius: 9.5"
Neck shape: 11/56 off center V
Fingerboard material: maple
Frets: 21, narrow tall
Country of origin: USA
Hard shell case included
Replay Guitar Exchange

Replay Guitar Exchange

1956
Fender
Brand New
Green
5 Years
$3,950
Replay Guitar Exchange
Any Staff Member
813-254-8880
Tampa, Florida
1:14 AM
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal via our website, telephone, or in-store. We also offer no-interest financing options such as PayPal (on-line) and Synchrony Credit (in-store).

Free shipping on all orders! We ship to the continental US only --no international shipping. We typically ship via UPS Ground, but some smaller packages (like strings) will go US Postal Service.

You may return your purchase for a full refund within 14 days provided it is returned in the same condition with the original packaging, accessories, and documentation. Otherwise, a re-stocking fee may be assessed. Buyer is responsible for return shipping unless we have made some type of error.