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Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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    A special celebratory American Strat.

    To commemorate its reaching the big 6-O, Fender has created this special version of the 50-year-old American Strat. In addition to all the standard features and refinements, this commemorative version has the Delta Tone™ System with its hot bridge pickup and no-load tone control for the middle and bridge pickups. It also features an engraved 60th Anniversary neck plate, jewel headstock emblem, and a deluxe commemorative case.

    Features

    • American Series
    • Alder body
    • Maple neck with modern C shape
    • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges
    • Pearloid position markers
    • 22 medium jumbo frets
    • Chrome hardware
    • Fender/Schaller deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuning machines
    • American 2-point tremolo with stainless steel saddles
    • Parchment pickguard
    • 3 Vintage Strat single-coil pickups
    • 5-position pickup switch
    • Master volume, tone (neck pickup), and Delta Tone™ system (high output bridge pickup and special no-load tone control for middle and bridge pickups)
    • 5-position blade pickup switch
    • H/S/H pickup cavity routing
    • Engraved 60th Anniversary neck plate
    • Jewel headstock emblem
    • Parchment knobs and pickup covers
    • Commemorative 60th Anniversary case

    The '70s weren't just disco balls and bell-bottoms, and this guitar proves it. Call or click to order now!

     
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    60th Anniversery Fender American Stratocaster

    Wow! I can't believe my eyes and ears! Is this for real? A guitar this special only comes around once every sixty years. It is an instant classic. I played one in...Read complete review

    Wow! I can't believe my eyes and ears! Is this for real? A guitar this special only comes around once every sixty years. It is an instant classic. I played one in a local music shop. I was blown away by the vintage warmth and clarity. I expected it to hum like a mad man. Instead I got only a soft hum as if the guitar had life and a heart beat. The neck is so fast and easy to play. I have small hands so that is really important. As far as cosmetics go it she is as cosmetically perfect as they come. I compared this guitar with much more expensive custom shop models. My conclusion was simple. Hedrix didn't need noisless pickups. Steve Gains didn't need them. SRV didn't need them. Buddy Guy didn't need them Jeff Beck doesn't need them. Eric Johnson doesn't need them. Shall I go on. I think not. My point is if you are serious about your tone get one. I know I am.

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    6 Years Later

    I did not appreciate the quality and tone of the 57/62 pups when I first bought the guitar. I did not want to play it out too much (the anniversary nature of the...Read complete review

    I did not appreciate the quality and tone of the 57/62 pups when I first bought the guitar. I did not want to play it out too much (the anniversary nature of the guitar fear of it getting stolen because it looks awesome and has a perfect weight) so I went on to buy two other strats in the years that followed (as I bonded with those guitars). I did do pup upgrades on the other two (which I play out the most) and added a set of Texas Specials in one (my Number 1) and a set of CS 69's (in my Number 2 Strat) and have really become a "tone freak" as I have been playing more again expecially the last year. I mostly play the 60th at the house every day to practice with and after all of these years, and most recently as the guitar and the 57/62's have aged a bit too, I have come to the following conclusion. That 60th with the 57/62's is the best sounding guitar out of my three Strats; it has the Mojo and has aged like a fine wine. Now I have to get the guts to take it out on the road with me. I will only do so if I can carry-on on flights and not let it out of my sight. It is not a custom shop guitar and basically "just" an AMSE strat with upgraded pups but Fender hit a winner with this particular stock guitar. It is an a great example of what a great production model Strat should be.
    Coming up on the 6th year aniversary of my orignal purchase of this guitar in April 2006 and had to write an anniversary review. This was my first American Strat purchase although I had played many friends Strats over the years when I was younger in the 70's-80's (I played Les Pauls and assorted brands like Ibanez and Kramer guitars) but I never bonded with those friends Strats enough or ones I had played in stores to want to purchase one. I left playing to raise a family in the 90's and got a chance to start "over" again in 2006. I had no idea about the 60th. I just walked into the store 6 years ago, told the salesman I wanted to purchase a Strat, and after trying several, he steered me towards the one 60th they just got into the store. The "new" setup was perfect and I really bonded with the guitar. Not so much over the sound/pups (it sounded like a Strat) but the neck and action was really nice so I bought it.
    The quality was great then and remains great six years later. The guitar has aged beautifully. Not the perfect finish to begin with (under the poly which remains the perfect two tone tobacco looking burst with very little red in the borders) but the neck has started to "age" and get that aged tint. Plays just as well as the first day I bought it; I have never adjusted the factory action on the guitar. Have never had a problem with the tuners, tuning stability after trem use is great, and it does not go out of tune after double-bends. No fret sprout and it still plays like butter. Also, the weight is right at 7.5 pounds. Just perfect balance.
    An incredible value as a special American Series Strat with the added factory installed reverse wound 57/62 pups and delta tone system.

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    6 Years Later

    By Ace-v801y

    from Florida

    I did not appreciate the quality and tone of the 57/62 pups when I first bought the guitar. I did not want to play it out too much (the anniversary nature of the guitar fear of it getting stolen because it looks awesome and has a perfect weight) so I went on to buy two other strats in the years that followed (as I bonded with those guitars). I did do pup upgrades on the other two (which I play out the most) and added a set of Texas Specials in one (my Number 1) and a set of CS 69's (in my Number 2 Strat) and have really become a "tone freak" as I have been playing more again expecially the last year. I mostly play the 60th at the house every day to practice with and after all of these years, and most recently as the guitar and the 57/62's have aged a bit too, I have come to the following conclusion. That 60th with the 57/62's is the best sounding guitar out of my three Strats; it has the Mojo and has aged like a fine wine. Now I have to get the guts to take it out on the road with me. I will only do so if I can carry-on on flights and not let it out of my sight. It is not a custom shop guitar and basically "just" an AMSE strat with upgraded pups but Fender hit a winner with this particular stock guitar. It is an a great example of what a great production model Strat should be.
    Coming up on the 6th year aniversary of my orignal purchase of this guitar in April 2006 and had to write an anniversary review. This was my first American Strat purchase although I had played many friends Strats over the years when I was younger in the 70's-80's (I played Les Pauls and assorted brands like Ibanez and Kramer guitars) but I never bonded with those friends Strats enough or ones I had played in stores to want to purchase one. I left playing to raise a family in the 90's and got a chance to start "over" again in 2006. I had no idea about the 60th. I just walked into the store 6 years ago, told the salesman I wanted to purchase a Strat, and after trying several, he steered me towards the one 60th they just got into the store. The "new" setup was perfect and I really bonded with the guitar. Not so much over the sound/pups (it sounded like a Strat) but the neck and action was really nice so I bought it.
    The quality was great then and remains great six years later. The guitar has aged beautifully. Not the perfect finish to begin with (under the poly which remains the perfect two tone tobacco looking burst with very little red in the borders) but the neck has started to "age" and get that aged tint. Plays just as well as the first day I bought it; I have never adjusted the factory action on the guitar. Have never had a problem with the tuners, tuning stability after trem use is great, and it does not go out of tune after double-bends. No fret sprout and it still plays like butter. Also, the weight is right at 7.5 pounds. Just perfect balance.
    An incredible value as a special American Series Strat with the added factory installed reverse wound 57/62 pups and delta tone system.

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    5.0

    why this guitar is so awsome!

    By kingofstrat1

    from north wales

    this guitar is just the bees knees. i was 11 when i got it and for these last 2 years i havent played a better guitar or seen a better looking one. it is just right weight and feel. the neck is the perfect diameter and length. the fender 60th aniversary strat. is perfect in every way shape and form. this guitar is to be envied and loved by all.

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    5.0

    I also own a '60 Jazzmaster

    By Jazzmaster-LkDDE

    from Tucson, AZ

    I had always avoided Stratocasters and much preferred my Jazzmaster. Every time I went into a store, picked up a Strat and wrapped my hand around the neck, I immediately put it back on the wall. Not this time! This thing is absolutely perfect. I now have a new favorite guitar! The entire guitar is absolutely flawless in all respects. If you are able to find one, buy it fast! It won't be there tomorrow.

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    5.0

    1st American Strat

    By Backblade

    from Tariffville, CT

    I was never more surprised in my life then when I took this thang out of the case and tuned it up. Smooth tune- No jumps. Then I looked at the finish- Not a flaw on it anywhere. Then I looked at the case- Hmmm- Gibson uses a much softer lining- But this axe only cost a lot less.Next came the playing- What a pleasure. Comfortable as can be. Mine is the easiest playing guitar I own. My LP Standard LE will still command the grunge. But for the cleans and twangs, This is the one for me.

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    5.0

    My first strat

    By Frank-ph_CG

    from Copenhagen, Denmark

    This guitar is my first Fender. I have been playing guitar for almost 30 years - electric for the last 25. I've worked my way through a number of cheaper asian guitars, but secretly always wanted an US strat, I was just never able to find the cash. When I tried this at the shop I was competely sold, though. I simply had to find the cash, and I did. Now I own one, and it is by far the best guitar I ever played. It is so well crafted, easy to play, and it sounds incredible. Buy one!

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    5.0

    Classic Rock!

    This is one great guitar. I own 9 high end guitars and this fits in well. Right now it is my exclusive axe. I am not a "Fender Guy" but this guitar won me over. The tones I get out of this guitar are superb. The fret board is awesome. Super quality. As far a tone, this guitar really shines. I play it through a Peavey 5150 half stack and a Carvin MTS all tube half stack with the Line 6 XLT Live floor board for effects. Sounds simply amazing. I've had it a month and the grin is still on my face. A great Fender Strat!

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    5.0

    60th Anniversary Bliss

    By Solid Rock

    from Port Angeles, WA

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    I`ve been playing a Les Paul in my band for a while now and love it, but I needed a Strat so I bought this one. I play it through a Hot-Rod DeVille and it sounds just awsome, thanks in part to the vintage pickups. The neck is to die for. I love the silky rosewood fingerboard. If you want a Strat that looks great, plays great and sounds great, get this one. You wont regret it.

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    5.0

    Senior amateur picker

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I've had this Strat about two weeks and love it more each time I pick it up. A friend put heavier string s on it (a wound third) and set the action for me, now it sounds and plays great. The slick neck, the pure beauty and quality of the instrument make it a great investment. I'm very happy with this guitar.

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    5.0

    The best guitar i have played.

    By mattmancool34

    from LaCygne, KS

    I love this guitar i have had it for about 2 months now and i still love it. The neck is sweet and the pickups have awesome tone.I play in a screamo, alternative rock band and am the lead singer, and this guitar is just made for exspressing yourself.I love it, the end.

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    5.0

    Amazing!!!!!

    The 60th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster is in my opinion the greatest guitar Fender has ever produced. The neck is incredible on these models, as well as the sweet vintage pickups. The case makes everything even sweeter. Comes with alot of nice accessaries. Im very pleased with the manufactures at Fender producing these wonderful Anniversary models. You guys have done one hell of a job. Get one while you can!!!!!

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