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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar Desert Sand Maple Fingerboard

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Overview
  • Alder body with Desert Sand gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Gold hardware and a gold anodized aluminum pickguard
  • Maple neck with “soft V” profile
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,399.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $400.00
  • Your Price:
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An alder body with a commemorative finish, maple fretboard and Vintage Strat pickups.

Fender celebrates the diamond anniversary of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster. This model features a distinctively classic ’50s-era combination of a Desert Sand gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish with gold hardware and a gold anodized aluminum pickguard.

Other premium features include an alder body; maple neck with “soft V” profile, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment; maple fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 21 medium-jumbo frets; three American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups with five-way switching; aged white control knobs; two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles; and vintage-style locking tuners. Pro series hardshell tweed case and special commemorative book included.

Features
  • Alder body with Desert Sand gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Gold hardware and a gold anodized aluminum pickguard
  • Maple neck with “soft V” profile
  • Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer neck finish
  • Vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment
  • Maple fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 3 American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups with five-way switching
  • Aged white control knob
  • 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles
  • Vintage-style locking tuners
  • Includes Pro series hardshell tweed case and special commemorative book

Celebrate the anniversary with this collector's model. Order today.

 

60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Series: Anniversary
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241mm) Radius
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel
  • Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Locking
  • Pickups: American Vintage Strat® Single-Coil (Bridge, Middle and 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)
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Case/Gig Bag: Pro Series Tweed
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Fender60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    60th Anniv. CP '50s Strat

    By GCW

    from BRCC

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar, it looks great sounds wonderful. There was however 1 small problem, the pick guard down by the lower tone control peeled back. This is an anodized guard, I would of never thought this thing could/would warp but that is what happened it came right back the screw remained "seated" in place. I took the screw out and put it back in- the PG is resting against the body now. The neck tint in this guitar is nice, the soft v is very comfortable to play also. Giving this 4 stars due to PG issue, other than that this is a beautiful guitar. this is my 3rd MIM Fender, and the 1st w/quality issues.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My new best guitar!

    By Richard

    from Navegantes, Santa Catarina - Brasil

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I loved this guitar. My first buying experience in musicians friend, and I´ll tell you that this guitar is awesome! The pictures don´t make justice to this guitar, it is very beautiful, shining, gorgeous! The tone is the classic Fender stratocaster one that you listen in several sucess, you can play sleepwalk like Jeff Beck, Another brick in the wall, Lights from Journey and you can listen that tone. I live in Brazil and I´ve paid 1900 U$ in this guitar, but I am pretty happy! I have other 1996 MIM stratocaster and I used to love the guitar, but I love the new one even more. I have friends that have american stratocasters and they love my MIM stratos, best feeling and sounding instruments. I recomend this guitar for newbies and experts, very good guitar!

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Vintage Beauty

      By Ratmonger

      from So Cal

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar in every way, EXCEPT, broke two strings within a few minutes of play. Would not stay in tune. I expect 100-200 worth of set-up/adjustments/upgrades, will make this a great guitar.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous!

        By Ratmonger

        from So Cal

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          When I ordered this guitar, I worried that it might just be an overpriced MIM Strat. But this is not your usual MIM Strat. It is physically beautiful to behold, and comes in a very nice case. This is very much like the guitar I saw in a Pawn Shop in the late 60s, but didn't have the 75 shekels to buy it. After all those haunting years, now I own it!

          But that's just the start. It played great out of the box. My guitar was set up impeccably. The V neck is wonderful. Very nice vintage Strat tones. I did break a string within minutes of playing, but Fender cannot be blamed for my vicious, violent playing style.

          It appears this guitar is suited to all styles, except possibly, Metal.
          Thank you Fender.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fantastic value, great sound

          By Rpaul-gtrpntr

          from Southern Minnesota

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            The guitar looks much nicer in person so if you think it looks good at all in the picture you should be quite pleased. The neck shape is the most comfortable I have ever played on a fender instrument. I like a gloss nitro finished neck but I realize that is just personal preference. The finish on mine is very, very good. Beautiful amber neck stain. The pickups are the vintage reissue ones and sound vintage (duh) which means if you want higher gain or more powerful dynamics from your strat you should probably look at other models. The fretwork on mine is immaculate, the nut is cut perfectly, the setup was dead bang on factory specs. The gold hardware is stunning. There is a nice anniversary neck plate engraving and also a small medallion imbedded into the back of the headstock.Plus you get what is usually a custom shop instrument case, tweed with a burgandy red interior and a very tasteful 60th anniversary logo embroidered into the lid.This is a seriously nice strat for the street price, a really good value and a beautiful axe. Well done Fender.

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            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This one is a keeper,

            By Harpslayer

            from Atlanta GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Smooth
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I'm an experienced player and have owned many strats since I bought my first one back in 74'. (Wish I still had that one!). This one compares favorably with the best of them. It came setup nicely with the action obviously given proper attention...it plays very smoothly...zero fret buzz and has practically held its first tuning from out of the case!! I'm thoroughly impressed...this thing is freakin gorgeous and plays like butter.

              Not trying to sound like a total fanboy...seriously. But this guitar sounds and plays better than more than a few custom shop guitars I've played. Played it with the band last nite and recorded a few tunes...I'm shocked at the quality, it's awesome! Fit and finish are flawless... You won't be disappointed. Hats off to Fender for getting this right for the 60th.

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