When we released the Stratocaster in 1954, we didn’t set out to create a classic-but we 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 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.
Other specifications include:
Series:American Original Body Material:Ash Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck:Maple, Soft “V”Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard:Maple, 9.5” (241 mm) Frets:21, Vintage Tall Position Inlays:Black Dots (Maple) Nut (Material/Width):Bone, 1.650” (42 mm) Tuning Machines:Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Scale Length:25.5” (648 mm) Bridge:Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo Pickguard:1-Ply Eggshell Pickups:Pure Vintage ‘59 Single-Coil Strat (Bridge/Middle/Neck) 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 PickupControls:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup) Control Knobs:Eggshell Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome Strings:Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Case/Gig Bag:Vintage-Style Hardshell 8 lbs 10 oz #V1972316
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