Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster MN 2-Color Sunburst w/Hardshell Case
Fender brings its celebrated original into the modern era. Offering vintage-correct features like replica hardware, a “Soft V” neck shape, and Pure Vintage ’59 pickups together with an updated fretboard radius and advanced switching, the Fender American Original ‘50s Stratocaster puts history in the hands of the modern player.
About Fender American Original Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender’s Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world’s first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world’s leading guitar manufacturer.
Picking up where the celebrated American Vintage Series left off, the Fender American Original Series features re-imagined, “best-of-the-decade” versions of some of the most legendary model years of the Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jazz and Precision basses, updated for modern playability.
Model: American Original 50’s Stratocaster
Color: 2-Color Sunburst
Body Material: Alder
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
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
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 Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Eggshell
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell
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3-Day / 15-day Return Policy If you are not completely satisfied with any product, return it for a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 3 days from the shipping date on Vintage instruments, and 15 days on New instruments. Credit card returns are issued a credit for purchase price. Refunds are made for product value only, excluding shipping and handling charges. New, Unopened items: You may return most NEW, untouched, unopened items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund. if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.) we'll also pay the return shipping costs. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. Vintage, Used items: We have to evaluate vintage and used guitars, amps, and other items on a case by case basis. We spend a lot of time with you and the item before your purchase to try to avoid any surprises after your purchase. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, we strive to issue your refund sooner. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). Send your return to: Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 The following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened or unused: strings, harmonicas, microphones, cleaners, polishes, and polishing cloths. Software/soundware, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos may be returned for credit only if they are in their original, sealed packaging. If defective, these items will only be exchanged for the same product. For complete details on our guarantees, shipping, and return policies, please contact our Customer Service Department at 773-525-7773; fax us at 773-525-2775; visit our website at www.chicagomusicexchange.com, or write us at Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.