As you can imagine, a true 1955 Strat would show signs of wear and tear, and this Fender Custom Shop 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar is finished to represent those years of playing. The worn finish on the body and neck, and the aged and slightly rusty hardware will make you wonder if it really isn't a true vintage guitar. This 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster is sure to please even the pickiest of guitar lovers.
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this Fender Custom Shop 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of this 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster's contoured heel when you're playing higher up the fretboard. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed arpeggio work.