Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

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An excellent guitar for rhythm and chording, the Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster recreates the unique feel and tone of the earliest Strats.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish Lets guitar age naturally without impeding tone
Fender Pure Vintage '59 pickups Made from vintage materials; period-correct sound
Vintage-style synchronized tremolo Vintage-accurate string spacing, fully adjustable
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

When Fender released the Stratocaster in 1954, they didn't set out to create a classic -- but they did. The Stratocaster's sleek style, articulate sound and plethora of innovations redefined electric guitar and opened up a brave new world of musical possibilities. The Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster maintains Fender's legendary original-era style and ground-breaking tone, while adding modern feel and pickup switching.

The wax-potted Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Stratocaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the Formvar-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The thick "Soft V" neck profile is perfect for chording, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard enhances playability. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware -- including a six-point synchronized tremolo bridge -- vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally, it also ages in a distinctively appealing way.

The American Original '50s Stratocaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender a household name among guitarists.

- Body Wood White Blonde: Ash
- Body Wood 2-Color Sunburst & Aztec Gold: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Control Knobs: Eggshell
- FingerBoard: Maple
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Dimensions: 6.4x17.5x43.8 Inches
- Weight: 23.8 lbs
- Series: American Original
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: Soft "V"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Num of Frets: undefined
- Fret Size: Vintage Tall
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
- Truss Rod Wrench:
- Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
- 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
- Pickup Configuration: SSS
- Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
- Tunning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 27, 2020 by Joey Cordeiro in Snyder, OK

"Blonde is a special edition exclusive"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Just wanted to let people know that the sunburst and gold and silver are made with alder bodys. BUT. The see thru blonde is a limited edition as the other 3 are not and the blone has an exclusive ASH body that will sound more snappier and brighter than the alder offerings. This is a must have opertunity

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