Fender

American Original 50's Stratocaster

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  • $2,699.00
  • Regular price $3,399.00


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.

Fingerboard Radius:

9.5" (241 mm)

Fret Size:

Vintage Tall

Neck Finish:

Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Shape:

Soft "V"

Number of Frets:

21

Nut Material:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Position Inlays:

Black Dots

Truss Rod Nut:

Vintage-Style Slotted