The Fender Stratocaster is probably the most iconic guitar ever produced and the Fender Custom Shop '55 Stratocaster is a fitting addition to this legendary line. Representing the true magic of one of the very first Fender Strat's, the '55 offers some great vintage features and true fender mojo.
The Alder body is finished in a stunning Desert Sand Journeyman Relic. The Journeyman is a very lightly aged nitro finish; this gives the look and feel of a vintage guitar that has been lovingly cared for over the years. This finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other more modern finishes.
The solid Rosewood neck features a 7.25"-9.5" compound radius for a superb playing action without any choking. The 10/56 V profile and 21 vintage frets offers a really comfortable playing experience.
The defining feature is the signature Ancho Poblano singlecoil pickups, getting progressively hotter from neck to bridge, they are uniquely calibrated and offer a distinct tonal flavour. Overwound by hand they are the holy grail of single coils.
Yet another absolute stunner from the guys at the Fender Custom Shop!