Fender Custom Shop 56 NOS Strat Ltd 22 fret Fiesta Red inc Hank Marvin bk« back
UPDATE: 18th Nov 2013 Just Arrived in stock !!!
Here we have a Fender Custom Shop 56 NOS Strat CUSTOM Ltd Edition in Fiesta Red with Custom Shop "upgrades". With a FREE Hank Marvin play along with book and CD.
With Hank Marvin and The Shadows recently celebrating their 50th Anniversary what better time to treat yourself to a Fender guitar ? The Fender Custom Shop only make a few of these guitars each year and so far they have ONLY been available at Guitar Mania. This guitar is NOT the same as a 21 fret Fender Custom Shop 56 Strat NOS. It has MANY Custom Shop upgrades, please see the full spec below.
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From the OFFICIAL Fender UK Website: www.fender.co.uk: "Hank Marvin plays a Fiesta Red Custom Shop Stratocaster with a birdseye maple neck and gold hardware" More about the guitar: Fender don't make a Custom Shop Hank Marvin signature guitar so Guitar Mania has secured a limited quantity of these guitars inspired by Hank Marvins own Fender guitar and is the closest spec new Fender guitar you can buy off-the-shelf. The guitar we have for sale is a genuine Made in the USA Fender Custom Shop 56 NOS Strat Custom (team built) and a cross between a 56 NOS Strat and a Custom Classic but with some tasty upgrades (highlighted in bold in the spec below) for example;
Limited Run - only 12 per year
22 Fret (instead of the 56 NOS neck which has only 21 frets);
AA grade Birds Eye Maple neck (instead of the plain maple);
Satin finish on rear of neck and gloss on front; (instead of sticky gloss all over);
Modern comfortable 9.5" radius (instead of the very curved 7.5" 50's neck)
Fender noiseless pickups (instead of vintage 56 pickups);
Sperzel Gold Locking Tuners (instead of vintage machineheads) - see the spec below for details.
Base Model: Fender Custom Shop 56 NOS Strat 'Custom'
Guitar Mania Says:
This guitar is absolutely gorgeous. We've sold a number of these over the past couple of years. A little mre money than a standard 56 NOS Strat but in my opinion BETTER ! A great feeling neck. Satin on the back for comfort, gloss on the front for durability and glamour with a modern easy playing shape. It's the shape that makes all th edifference. The modern radius frets and soft V is much nicer than the 7.25" radius on the 56 NOS.
Superb tone - the vintage noiseless pickups behave exactly as you would expect. Quiet and tasteful.
Plus THAT look ! Think of Hank Marvin and you think of a suit, a pair of glasses and a Red Fender Strat !
The guitar will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, Fender Tweed Hard Case, Strap, Trem Arm, Gold Trem Cover and Cable. Playability wise you can expect a low but clear action, everything you'd expect from Fender Custom Shop and backed up by Guitar Mania's MULTI award winning expertise and experience.
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