This is a great example of the Custom Shop at their best. Accurate feel, looks, tones, and overall vibe. We're sold!
Why We Love This
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This 2006 '56 Custom Shop Strat is a fantastic option for anyone looking to capture a bit of the mid-50s Fender magic. One of the first things we noticed when taking it for a spin, aside from how "right" it feels in-hand, is how resonant and lively it is. Great Strats always make us feel like we can leave our Tele's in their cases as they do what we want a Tele to do, and then some. Part of this boils down to the differences between 50s and 60s Fenders - the 50s Strats just behave a touch more like a Tele to us (perhaps you agree?).
The classic soft-V neck carve feels spot-on to some mid-50s Strats we've had pass through the shop, and more modern 9 1/2" radius adds to the ease of play. While there's a bit of fret wear, the guitar sets up and plays beautifully (the good ones get played, right?).
Plugged into a Victoria Victoriette, we were greeted to all the classic Strat "cluck" and slightly compressed chime we could ever want. Classic stuff in this department - nothing hot-rodded or modern - which is no surprise given this is a '56 reissue. A 5-way switch is the only "modern" touch (vs the normal 3-way a guitar of this year would have) - a welcomed touch to 99% of players (the original 3-way is included in the case, btw).
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