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Fender CS '56 Stratocaster Relic Desert Sand #R82228 - Used  From Fender

True 50's flair from this understated, yet heavily relic'd Desert Sand Strat.


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Condition: Used, Excellent

A perfect neck shape and wonderfully lightweight ash body (under 7 lbs!) make this '56 Stratocaster Relic a winner right out of the gate. The body resonates beautifully and is so loud and responsive (even unplugged) that you can feel every note ringing through the body and the neck. We love the Desert Sand finish and don't see it very often, so snap this one up before it's gone!

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Manufacturer's Description from Fender

Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best.

Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players-names like Clapton, Beck, Burton, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend and Vaughan, to name just a few. One could be yours.


About Manufacturer

With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon. It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.


Model: 1956 Stratocaster Relic

Weight: 6.7 lbs

Serial #: R82228

Year: 2015

Body Material: Ash

Color: Desert Sand

Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer / Heavy Relic

Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple

Neck Shape: Large "V" (.860" - .985")

Scale Length: 25.5"

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Narrow Tall / 6105

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.650"

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Fingerboard: 1-Piece

Position Inlays: Black Dots

Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50s Strat

Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50s Strat

Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat 50s Strat

Controls: Volume, Tone, Tone

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade

Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Tuning Machines: Vintage Fender

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Pickguard: 1-Ply White

Knobs: Aged White

Case: Hardshell