Fender / Stratocaster / 1956 / Sunburst / Guitar

1956 Fender Stratocaster, sunburst. Made in USA, serial number 10001. This guitar has been through many changes, but has never been abused. It has been refinished at least once and probably a long time ago. It retains the XA 2-56 neck date. The neck has a nice full and round profile with just a hint of a v-shape. When it was refretted, the fretboard was planed to a modern 9.5" radius. According to the previous owner it was plek'd as well. The action is very low and the playability is outstanding. 

The tuners and string tree are replacements. The serial number on this guitar is a period correct replica (we don't know what the original number was, this serial number range is correct for a February '56 instrument however). The bridge assembly including the steel tremolo block and the Fender Pat. Pend bridge saddles are original (the bridge saddle height screws are replacements). The guitar mounts a 1980s Fender Reissue pickguard and more recent but nicely aged pickups covers and knobs. The input jack cup is original, but the jack it self, the switch (five-way), tone caps and pots are modern high quality replacements (vintage taper CTS, CRL, Switchcraft). It still has the original neck pickup, but the bridge pickup might be from a 1959 Strat or it was rewound decades ago. It mounts a very good sounding and good looking 1980s black bottom Fender American Vintage Reissue middle pickup. All in all it's an incredibly nice sounding combination.

Comes with a Fender tweed hardshell case. Weighs 3.3kg. 

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Yeahman's Guitars, Switzerland  

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A small shop in Switzerland selling vintage and used electric and acoustic guitars, basses, amplifiers and assorted effect pedals. 

Here you will mostly find selected instruments of the following brands: Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Epiphone, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox, Ampeg, Guild, Greco, Tokai, Squier JV, Burny, Maxon, Ibanez, Orville and many more.

As for now, there are no fixed opening hours, instruments can be tried out and picked up by appointment only. If you happen to be in the area or would like to travel to come check an instrument out, please don't hesitate to write. Yeahman's is open to anybody who shares our passion!

Our showroom is located at Turnweg 2, 3013 Bern, Switzerland. It's a hidden entrance, so please don't ring random doorbells, instead call for questions and appointments during business hours (9am to 5pm CET). +41793088915. If you are from out of town and are on a tight schedule / in an out of town band playing a show here and/or would like to visit on short notice and/or well outside business hours, feel free to contact us - it wouldn't be the first time we show people around well after midnight. 

Our preferred method of payment is bank wire transfer or cash. Please get in touch for our bank account details, once you place an order through e-mail we'll hold the item for you and take it offline. 

Please note that we do not ship amplifiers, they are available for local pickup only!


Please refer to our terms & conditions on www.yeahmansguitars.com .

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