Fender 1956 Stratocaster Relic Blonde Gold Hardware 2004

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This is a really nice 2004 Fender 1956 Strat Relic that they dressed up with gold hardware.

The guitar is excuse-free, no changes, repairs, or issues.  It was purchased new by the previous owner and stashed, played perhaps a couple times before it came to us.  The trem arm has never been installed - see the sticker over the hole in the bridge.  The trem arm is included, but somehow was missed in our pics.

It isn't the lightest Strat, but it is a great player with some killer tone.  It is one of the better sounding Strats of the 30 or so we've had through lately.

The frets show little to no use.  The neck is perfect with a soft V feel, but not too thick,  There is room in the truss rod for future neck relief adjustments.

The pickups have a little more output than typical 50s reissues, but it is working for this axe.

The COA, original purchase receipt, strap and paperwork from Fender are included in the original hardshell case.

  • Color: Blonde
  • Weight: 8lbs 7.2ozs
  • Body: Premium Ash
  • Body Date/Code: 56RELIC
  • Neck: Maple 
  • Neck Date/Code: JUL 16 2004
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Black Dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.88"
  • 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 3/4"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 11"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Gold
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Gibson
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 6.52k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 6.26k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.30k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original 3-Way
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:

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