For sale is a beautiful Fender Custom Shop 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster from 2013.

This guitar is light and resonant, just beautiful to play. Guitar is in excellent condition, home studio use only, not gigged.

Fender's Description:

Few guitars are as inspiring as a beat-up original-era Strat. There's just nothing like it. The Fender Custom Shop wanted to create a Stratocaster that would look, sound and play like a real workhorse; a truly battle-hardened beauty that had survived a lifetime of all-nighters.

The result is this 2013 gorgeously worn 1956 model, built with power and action that perfectly match its battered-heavy relic look. Serial number is R75885. It is a guitar that is built for the player to lean into like nobody's business, with features including one of our favorite neck shapes (10/56 profile) plus a 9.5-radius fingerboard for easier string bending, 21 6105 frets, and Master designed pickups with a reverse wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup that produces humbucking in-between sounds. The guitar is very comfortable to play, and the frets make bending notes a dream!

Model Name: 1956 Heavy Relic Stratocaster
Series: Time Machine
Body Material: Alder
Color: Blonde Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Laquer Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Laquer Neck Shape: 10/56 Large V Scale Length: 25.5" / 64.8 cm Fingerboard: Maple Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" 241mm Position Inlay: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: Master Design Single Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Master Design Single Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Master Design Single Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Neck Pickup, Tone 2. Bridge/Middle Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5 Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 1 Ply Parchment

$4200 EMT (+ actual shipping/insurance from Vancouver - XpressPost, Fedex, or DHL, Loomis). Local pickup is welcome.