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Fender American Vintage 1957 Limited Edition Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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To celebrate the '57 Stratocaster turning the big 5-O, Fender is rolling out the iconic electric guitar in a limited edition with a popular guise: wh...Click To Read More About This Product
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To celebrate the '57 Stratocaster turning the big 5-O, Fender is rolling out the iconic electric guitar in a limited edition with a popular guise: white blonde with gold hardware. These Strats also include a special commemorative neckplate and will only be produced in 2007. The neckplate features the silhouette of a Stratocaster with the 50-year anniversary dates: 1957 & 2007. Although the Strat officially debuted in 1954 with an ash body, and U-shaped neck, 1957 was the year that the specs of the Stratocaster guitar as we know it today all came together including alder body and V-shaped neck.
The Limited Edition Stratocaster is the perfect guitar for players who want the classic look and vibe, but with high performance modern features as well. These features include vintage-style frets, vintage styling, and three American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups. The Anniversary American Vintage Strat is a player's guitar, and sports the signature toneful Fender nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
- Made in Corona, CA.
- Body: Comfort Contoured Alder Body
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple, "V" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius (184mm)
- Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Hardware: Gold
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with "Ash Tray" Bridge Cover
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White, (8 Hole)
- Pickups: 3 American Vintage Strat Single-Coil Pickups
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup, (5-Way Switch Included in Kit)
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Colors: (801) White Blonde, Alder Body
- (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
- Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),p/n 073-0250-006
- Unique Features: "V" Shape Maple Neck, Commemorative neckplate, Vintage Styling, gold hardware.
- Source: U.S.
- Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable, 5-Position Switch Update Kit, Meguiar's Mist and Wipe Kit
Reviewed by 12 customers
This guitar is amazing, just amazing. Out of millions of merits, there is one flaw, the volume knob. It seems like its so close to the bridge pick-up that its connected to it. But other than that, its beautiful, and the tone is amazing. If I had the cash I would buy it in a heartbeat. I played this at the shop, and it shined with any amp.
I have never owned a Fender guitar but when I brought this beauty home and plugged it in to my fender hot rod deluxe 40 watt amp it blew me away. I could not believe the crystal clear tones that this guitar produces I absolutely love it. This one is definetly a keeper,but dont get me wrong I still love my L.P. let's face it when it comes to classic rock music Gibson and Fender are alway's there.
This is the best playing strat that I've had the opportunity to play. I didn't expect this to play so easy, being mostly a Gibson player. The string tension is definitely a bit stiffer due to the scale length but each chord rung out nicely. The finish is awesome. It sounds really good played through my Vox AC50CP2. I haven't tried any other amps yet though. Overall, incredible guitar!
I recently purchased one of these guitars. It just plays incredible, I have several strats ranging from 5 to 26 years old and this one is my favorite to pick up and play. Great feeling neck and wonderful tone. Would really recommend to others if you can get your hands on one!! Well worth the money . . . great value . . . great guitar!!!
I started playing guitar when I was 12 years oldand I am now 57. Back in the 60's I played a Fender Jaguar, a Rickenbacker 360 and a Rickenbacker 12 String. I really do wish I wouldhave kept everything I owned but as the story goes, I didn't. The one guitar I had always wanted was a Strat. Over that last few years I have been looking at different Strats and purchased this Vintage 57 and I ABSOLUTELY couldn't be happier. The quality is excellent.The finish is beautiful and it plays like no other guitar I have ever owned and I have had quite a few. I currently own a 1980 Gibson 355.A Telecaster. A 1974 Ovation Legend. A Yamaha andTakimine Classical. I love them all for differentreasons but everytime I pick up a guitar now I start with the Strat. Everyone has their own taste in colors and features but for me the lookthe quality and the way this guitar plays is absolutely amazing.Thanks again Fender for creating another masterpiece.
I bought this stratocaster about 5 months ago, and I have to say that this is one of the best strat I've ever owned. The neck profile is perfect, the sound is nice and bright, even when your playing it unplugged. Plus its nice to look at.
This thing is hands down the best strat I have ever played. Right out of the box it hardly had to be tuned. The tone is terrific and the finish is beautiful. Since this has been discontinued you might not be able to find one but this is, essentually, a Vintage Reissue. If the other VR are this nice I would definately check one out. I won't be selling this one. It's a keeper.
Absolutely a great quality guitar. Sounds great with the 3 way switch. I have another strat with the 5 way. The finish is flawless. I don't know many were made? But it;s a keeper in my book. Thanks, Fender!
It doesn't show in the pictures on here but you can see the wood grain through the finish, the V neck is very comfortable, the pickups are very good (not at all ice picky), case is nice. Its really all that you would expect. I have an issue with some scuffing on the neck and some tarnish on the neck plate so likely going to exchange it but other than that it is a good guitar at a very good price.
This piece of wood became my love. I hope it will be my first guitar for whole life. Neck is incredible: massive and fast. Full Fender sound, but a with a little bit hum, of course. Beautiful finish. I feel like having history of rock in my hands. Please, don't play higain on this beauty, she doesn't deserve it.