The Stratocaster is an instrument truly without equal. Although it was released a few years after the Telecaster, it didn't take the Strat long to surpass its older brother and become the cultural icon for the rock revolution that swept through the 1950s and '60s. If you're looking for a guitar that looks like it comes straight from that era, then you're in the right place. Fender Road Worn Stratocasters are more than just your everyday Strat: they're faithful reissues of the vintage guitars that were right there on the world stage making music history. And with their aged finishes, they have the look and feel of a guitar you've played and loved for years, even right out of the box.
To get on the "ground floor" of the decade that started it all, take a look at the Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar. It delivers the look and sound of an authentic vintage Strat without the need to chase after auctions or take out a second mortgage. It's based on the genuine specs of the original 1950s Stratocaster, with some slight upgraded touches in its 6105 frets and Tex-Mex pickups. The result is an absolutely classic instrument with playability that's great for any guitarist, from a beginner to a seasoned pro.
If you're looking for something a little more recent, check out the Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Differences on this model include a rosewood fretboard and the "C" shaped neck profile that replaced the 1950s-era "V" neck. It's also got a three-ply pickguard, up from the single-ply found on the '50s model. The best-known player of the original 1960s Stratocaster has got to be Jimi Hendrix, and if you're looking to create your own vintage "experience," this is the guitar to do it.
There are some things that just get cooler with age, like classic cars, a well-worn T-shirt... or the Strat. Guitars like these become even more legendary as the years go by, and the easiest way to get a piece of that timelessness is with Fender Road Worn Stratocasters. They have all of the benefits with none of the drawbacks of actual vintage instruments, so you'll look and feel like you're playing something right off the Woodstock stage - even on the day it first arrives at your door.