Fender 1956 Stratocaster NOS 2001 Black *Lite finish checking unphotographable, even outside.

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This  2001 Fender Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster NOS would be considered to be in mint condition, though it does show natural checking.

The guitar was purchased new and stashed.  It looks like nobody played it until we tested it out after our inspection and setup process.

This is an understated guitar, but a great utility or collector's piece.  No flash here, just function.  

The soft V neck is straight, the frets like new - it plays and feels perfect.  There are no changes, repairs, or issues.  The truss rod has room for future neck relief adjustment - checked to make sure you get a quality guitar without hidden issues.

Included in the original case is all the paperwork, the certificate of authenticity, strap and tremolo arm.

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 7lbs 12ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Date/Code: 56NOS
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Soft "V"
  • Neck Date/Code: FEB 19 2001
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Micarta Black
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original Bone
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Radius: 7 1/2"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.87"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.99"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 38 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 12 5/8"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 11"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome/Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Fender 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.35k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 6.41k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.32k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original 5-Way
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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