The 2016 Limited Edition 1956 Relic Stratocaster takes you straight back to the instrument’s original era, with a deep-contoured lightweight ash body and a Relic lacquer finish that evokes years of hard-fought wear and tear. The sparkling trio of hand wound ’56 single-coil Stratocaster pickups features a hum-cancelling reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup along with a five-way switch, Vintage Modified wiring and Tone-Saver treble bleed circuit for modern tonal versatility.

Other premium features include a one-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck with a 10/’56 “V”-shaped profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply eggshell pickguard, vintage hardware and more. Includes Custom Shop Limited neck plate, case and certificate of authenticity.

Condition: New (relic); Body: Alder, 1-ply eggshell pick guard; Neck: One-piece maple with AAA rosewood fretboard, 10/56 “V” carve, 9.5 radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: faded sonic blue; Pickups: handwound 56 Custom Shop Strat; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)