Fender Fender American Original ’50s Stratocaster Features 12/2020 – White Blonde

$ 1864.06

Fender American Original ’50s Stratocaster Features:

  • Tribute to a 1959 Stratocaster
  • Pure Vintage ’59 pickups are painstakingly period correct
  • Modern 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones
  • ’50s-era Soft “V” maple neck feels great for thumb-over playing
  • Modern 9.5″ fingerboard radius minimizes fretting out
  • Resonant alder body with breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Sustain-enhancing bone nut
  • 6-saddle synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Kluson-style vintage tuning machines
  • White Blonde – nitrocellulose lacquer finish

Classic neck with a modern fingerboard radius

This Strat’s Soft “V” neck profile feels great in the hand, especially for thumb-over players. Think of it as an early-’50s “U” shape with the shoulders cut off for added clearance. Where the American Original ’50s Stratocaster has the advantage over a classic ’59 is its enlarged 9.5″ (from 7.25″) fingerboard radius, which allows for upper-register leads and bends with less risk of fretting out.

Pure Vintage ’59 pickups

This Strat’s Pure Vintage ’59 single-coils are as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the Formvar-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. Wax potting keeps feedback and icepicks to a minimum, while contemporary 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones impossible on a true ’59.

Classic nitro-finished alder body

This Strat’s lightweight, resonant alder body retains its full tonal characteristics thanks to a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. This is just another reason why, for classic inspiration and modern playability, it’s hard to top the Fender American Original ’50s Strat from Sweetwater.

No nicks, bumps, scratches, zero fret wear, no issues…..

This guitar, would suit the most “fastidious guitar aficionado”.