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.
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
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
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs: Eggshell
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"