YOU are a happy person. In your happiness all seems well but sometimes there is the feeling that something is missing. It is a mystery. Today may be the day that feeling can go away. This 1956 Stratocaster is from the ideal production period for this model. These early alder body guitars from mid to late 1956 have such a great feeling very soft v neck and deep body contours that make for a super comfortable playing experience. Every part of this vintage 1956 Fender is original and all the finish on this guitar is original. Even the trem arm with the bakelite tip is original, the case is original but worn. The front pick up is rewound. The fingerboard has the early stages of finish wear and has not been cleaned or messed with. The body has dings but the finish is still mostly there with no arm wear. The neck date is X-4-56, the body is dated 7/56. The weight is 7 pounds 14.9 ounces with the arm in and the cover off. Thanks for reading my dissertation today.