1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®


Model #: 9236081215

1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde

9236081215

1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst

9236081216

1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Black

9236081217

1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

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1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde

More about 1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’56 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic. More than 65 years after its namesake predecessor, the instrument is loaded with looks, sound and vibe that expertly evokes the Stratocaster in its original golden era.

The two-piece select ash body exudes balanced highs and sweet midrange with lively resonance, with an off-center seam and wrapped in stately Journeyman Relic flash coat lacquer finishes in Aged White Blonde, Wide Fade Two-Color Sunburst, Aged Black and Aged Sherwood Metallic. This special treatment imparts the look of a guitar that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.

The one-piece flat-sawn maple neck has a chunky ’54-style Soft “V” profile, topped by a comfortable vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) maple fingerboard that flattens slightly toward the nut for easy bending, with 21 medium vintage (47095) frets and a bone nut. All three Custom Shop hand-wound ’55 Strat® pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) deliver crystal-clear highs and well-balanced midrange, with ’54-’58 vintage Strat wiring and five-way switching. Other premium features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with nylon spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 9236081215
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged White Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Ash
Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: 1954 "Soft V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage (47095)
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Headstock: Stratocaster® Small
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
Neck Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Black Micarta, 0.25" (6.35 mm)

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '55 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (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

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Vintage White Plastic
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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    1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde

    #9236081215

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    1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst

    #9236081216

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    1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Black

    #9236081217

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    1956 Stratocaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Sherwood Green Metallic

    #9236081218