Located in Portland



Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this Custom Shop 1956 Strat is totally dialed in and ready to rock.  In Excellent Relic condition with a bit of normal wear and tear that blends seamlessly with the factory relic treatment.  Comes with original hard shell case.  See below for more details and specifications.


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.


Nickel Vintage-Style Tuners

1.65" Bone Nut

1-Piede Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length

Neck Depth .88" at First Fret and .99" at Twelfth Fret

21 Large Frets in Good Condition

Maple Fingerboard with Black Dot Inlays and 7.25" Radius

Neck Pickup Replaced With Lambertone Stratocaster Pickup

Original Custom Shop Stratocaster Middle and Bridget Pickups with CTS Pots

Nickel Relic Stratocaster Bridge (Tremolo Arm Included)

Backplate Missing

Alder Body with Relic 2-Tone Sunburst Finish

Weight 7 lb 14 oz

Non-original Gig-bag

COA & Tags Included

Serial Number R37030


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage guitars as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.    


Year : 2024
Model : Custom Shop 1956 Stratocaster Relic
Finish : 2-Tone Sunburst
Case : Tweed Hard Shell Case
Weight : 7 lb 14 oz
Condition : Excellent