Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

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The Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster offers a recreation of a classic Strat for a great price. With vintage looks, the Road Worn '60s Stratocaster rocks.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Tex-Mex "Hot Bridge" single-coil pickup Hottest Tex-Mex pickup; adds midrange output
Synchronized tremolo Fully adjustable vintage vibrato tailpiece

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 read more 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)
- Body: Alder
- 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
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)

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

Unique Features:
- 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

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

Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster

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 first bought. 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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted January 12, 2011 by a customer from live.com
"I love my 60s Road Worn Strat!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I expect to own and play this guitar forever. I have always wanted a Strat and love the looks and sounds that come from the "road worn series". I would definitely buy another one if something happened to it.
Sound
This Strat is a very good product and I am proud to own it. My "Hats Off" to the folks in Mexico that produced it. It sounds great with my Marshall amp. I rate the sound as a "9" due to the single wound pick-ups but I will probably upgrade it to a set of Kinman no-hum pick-ups.
Features
It came wth a "gig bag" soft case of decent quality but the money I saved on the Strat Zounds allowed me to upgrade to a nice hard case. Thank you zZounds!
Ease of Use
I get all of the sound that I would expect from a Strat. Biting highs to hard thumping lows.
Quality
Excellent Quality.
Value
Good product. Good price. Great value.
Manufacturer Support
No probs. If I did, I'm sure that Fender backs up their products with a good warranty.
The Wow Factor
It's babe-alicious.
Musical Background:
Hobbyist
Musical Style:
Rock
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