The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Fender Time Machine 56 Relic Strat: Fiesta Red DISCONTINUED

NOTE: This instrument has been discontinued and is no longer available from Fender. This post remains for historical purposes only.

The ’56 Stratocaster Closet Classic guitar incorporates many unique details from one of the most sought-after and collectable Strats ever made. It features a 10/56 neck, two-piece alder body and single-ply pickguard. They’ve even recreated tooling holes and marks made during the original production process!

This guitar features the “Relic” treatment … built as if it was bought new in its respective model year then played heavily for a few decades, with the appropriate wear to the finish and hardware plating … a vintage feel & sound without the vintage price tag!


Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Body Select Alder; (Premium Ash on (807)* Vintage Blonde Finish)
Neck Maple, 10/’56 “Boat Neck” Shape, Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
Fingerboard Maple, 7.25” Radius (184mm)
No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups 3 Custom ‘50s Single-Coil Strat® Pickups
Controls Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Middle Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard 1-Ply Parchment
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
Unique Features 10/’56 “Boat” Shape Maple Neck,
Built as if bought new in its respective year and played a few times a year and then put carefully away. Has a few small dings, checked finish, oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts.
Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Accessories Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
Case Vintage Tweed Case with Orange Interior

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