At one point or another in each of our guitar playing careers, something happens. We see a guitar player who blows us away, and we think, "Wow, I want to sound like that. I just have
to have that guitar!" When you think about the truly great guitarists of our time, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and on down the line, it's very rare that they're holding a pristine, factory-fresh instrument. Their guitars are beat-up, worn-in, and simply scream with mojo. As a guitarist seeking that look, you're presented with two options: either you pony up the exorbitant amounts vintage guitars are currently fetching, or you look for a modern guitar that features all of the tone and well-played mojo you're looking for at a price that won't break the bank. Enter the Fender Road Worn Series.
Vintage Features in a Modern Package
It makes sense that players have been begging for modern versions of 60s Strats--it's hard to argue the fact that the Strat really came into it's own in that decade. Available in period-correct 3-Color Sunburst and Olympic White finishes, the Fender Road Worn 60s Stratocaster features an Alder body topped with a typically top-shelf Nitrocellulose lacquer finish, guaranteed to combine for the best in tone and vintage looks. We'd be remiss if we glossed over how special these Road Worn finishes actually are (pun very much intended) so let's explore them a little more deeply. Using the same "relic-ing" techniques pioneered in their Custom Shop, Fender has refined the process down to a science, meaning each production model guitar will feature a professionally well-worn finish, just like those vintage axes you covet. While they might not look exactly
the same as one another, every Road Worn finish recreates the areas of distress typically associated with a guitar that has been gigged night in and night out for many years.
This guitar is all about the combination of the best of old and new, and the neck on this Strat leans toward the vintage, thanks to its C shape, 21 frets and 7.25-inch fingerboard radius. Also on the vintage side you'll find a vintage-style synchronized tremolo -- actually a vibrato, but who are we to argue with Leo Fender and his 50-some-odd years of mis-nomenclature? -- vintage style tuners, 3-ply Mint Green pickguard, aged knobs, pickup covers, and a switch tip.
Modern Touches for the Modern Player
Some of the more modern touches you'll find on this guitar include its array of 3 parchment-covered Tex-Mex Strat pickups, combined with a 5-position selector switch for nailing all of those famous Strat "in-between" sounds, along with a master volume and two tone controls. This guitar also features the more modern 6105 Narrow Jumbo frets, for the best of both speed and playability. Another new feature you aren't going to find on just any old Strat is the synthetic bone nut built into the fretboard of this player, stabilizing tuning while preventing string breakage and translating string vibration for unparalleled resonance and clarity. Finally, this guitar ships strung up with the modern Fender standard tension nickel plated steel strings, and also includes the Deluxe Fender gig bag for safe, easy transport to and from the gig.
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Model Name: Road Worn '60s Stratocaster
Model Number: 013-1010-(Color#)
Series: Road Worn Series
Colors: (300) 3-Color Sunburst, (305) Olympic White, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Neck: Rosewood, "C" Shape, (Urethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25" Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 6105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
Pickups: 3 Tex-Mex Strat Single-Coil Pickups with Staggered, Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces and Parchment Covers
Controls: Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup and Middle/Bridge Pickup Combination)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Distressed Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating an Aged Appearance
- Aged Knobs, Pickup Covers and Switch Tip
- Vintage Styling
- Synthetic Bone Nut
Strings: Fender Standard Tension ST250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), P/N 0730250206
Accessories Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- 3-Color Sunburst
- Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
- Olympic White
- Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric guitars--they develop an unmistakable mojo over time that only makes 'em look even cooler and feel even more comfortable than when they were brand- new. That said, Fender's Road Worn '60s Strat guitar delivers that killer aged look, feel and mojo without breaking the bank; designed using 1960s specs augmented by Tex-Mex pickups and 6105 frets. A true player.
The Stratocaster really came into its own in the 1960s, with players coaxing unbelievable sounds from it amid punishing stage shows and grueling tours. Beaten, bruised and even burned, they only got better as the years wore on--looking even cooler and feeling even more comfortable. Fender's rosewood-fretboard Road Worn '60s Strat delivers that aged look and feel--built to look, sound and feel like it's got more than just a few miles on it, designed with 1960s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish, and supercharged with Tex-Mex(TM) pickups and 6105 frets.