Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom '55 Hardtail Strat Time Capsule (WF 2-Color Sunburst)

Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom '55 Hardtail Strat Time Capsule (WF 2-Color Sunburst)

Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom '55 Hardtail Strat Time Capsule (WF 2-Color Sunburst)

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A rare and compelling find indeed, the Vintage Custom ’55 Hardtail Strat has all the tremolo-less charm needed to inspire any player, collector or aficionado. Start with a two-piece ash body finished in NOS flashcoat lacquer and add a one-piece rift-sawn maple neck with a 1954 “U” profile, vintage compound-fingerboard radius fingerboard (7.25”– 9.5”) and medium vintage 47095 frets.

Hand-wound 1955 Strat pickups with 1954 covers are wired to a vintage ’55 control assembly and five-way switch. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, single-ply eggshell pickguard, vintage-style hardtail bridge with patent pending saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and a disc string tree. Available in Wide-Fade Two-Colour Sunburst and Aged White Blonde finishes. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one, it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.

The Custom Shop is home to Fender’s most skilled and talented builders. It’s a bustling, noisy and creatively volcanic place that re-earns its nickname — the Dream Factory, every day. Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art. Part craftsman, part artist, part music fan and, more often than not, part mad scientist. They’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments.

  • 2-Piece Select Ash body w/ Lacquer finish
  • 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple 1954 "U" neck w/ 25.5" (648 mm) scale, & Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
  • 1-Piece Maple fretboard w/ 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound radius & Micarta Black Dot inlays
  • 21 Medium Vintage (47095) frets
  • 1.650" (42 mm) Bone nut
  • Vintage Style tuning machines
  • 6-Saddle Hardtail with "Pat. Pend." Saddles bridge
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat® pickup(s)
  • Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) controls, & 5-Position Blade switch
  • Includes Deluxe Hardshell