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Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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Available in 2014 only, Fenders 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is a beautifully crafted U.S.-made instrument that celebrates six decades...Click To Read More About This Product

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A celebration of popular features and commemorative details.

Available in 2014 only, Fenders 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is a beautifully crafted U.S.-made instrument that celebrates six decades of the worlds greatest electric guitar. Fine features and appointments include an ash body with a comfortably contoured heel, three special-design 1954 single-coil Strat pickups, a compound-radius fingerboard, gold hardware, custom-engraved neck plate and headstock ingot, and a beautiful 2-Color Sunburst gloss finish.

Other premium features include a maple neck with modern "C profile and satin finish, maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black pearloid inlays, Micro-Tilt neck adjustment mechanism, five-way pickup switching and œno-load tone control for middle and bridge pickups, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles, and deluxe tuners with white pearloid buttons. Includes vintage-style tweed case with embroidered 60th anniversary logo, strap and strap locks, cable, polishing cloth and special commemorative book.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
Body finish: Gloss Urethane
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss Urethane
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: Compound
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
Middle: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
Bridge: 1954 single-coil Stratocaster
Brand: Fender
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Special edition pickups
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Gold
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited production
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (9)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great example of American made product

Right to the point it is: This guitar out of the box was spot on perfect! Finish, neck, case intonation all 10's I have 10 strats and 3 tele's all american made...Read complete review

Right to the point it is: This guitar out of the box was spot on perfect! Finish, neck, case intonation all 10's I have 10 strats and 3 tele's all american made bought over the last 20 years. I am very particular about my set ups and never let a factory set up stay as it was with out some tweeking. Tuned up and played for hours can't put this one down. The compound radius neck is better then I expected. The pickups are very bright but thats what the tone controls on the amp are for!I don't really know what an original 1954 strat pickup would have sounded like and I'm sure back in those years there were differences between each guitar because of how they were wound. I like the pick ups and I'm sure with todays standards each guitar will be very close to the original. Every strat that I own is different in some way sometimes just subtle and sometimes radical. Clean does not get any better then this again not a metal guitar or all out rocker but does averything in between. I only use overdrive and delay as effects as well as clean with light reverb. No buzz from the frets string gauge is what I like 9's again not everyones liking but you can change to 10's and readjust the spring trem. The color of the sunburst is eye catching. I even like the gold hardware. Pictures do not do this guitar justice. MF has been my go to store for just about all of my guitar purchases and the people on the help line know there stuff. I belive this will keeps it's value and is a wise investment. All though mine will get played, scratched, and used no closet queen here. Highley recommend. Played thru Vox AC30, Bogner 40, Fender 65 Twin 15, Fender Deluxe 900, Line 6 Bogner tube and Mesa Boogie Nomad 100 combo. Wow is all I can say! There is some heaven on earth. Keep up the great work Fender and thanks MF for a great deal!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality Control Issues

There's nothing like a Strat or Tele but there are quality control problems with these models as there were with the 2006. Come on Fender, get it together. You made great strides over...Read complete review

There's nothing like a Strat or Tele but there are quality control problems with these models as there were with the 2006. Come on Fender, get it together. You made great strides over the years and should not ship necks with a hump above the 12th fret or cases that mash the strings into the frets or pick guards that aren't flush with the body etc. If there are more returns than there are items in stock that's sort of a red flag.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Quality Control Issues

By Cat

from Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    There's nothing like a Strat or Tele but there are quality control problems with these models as there were with the 2006. Come on Fender, get it together. You made great strides over the years and should not ship necks with a hump above the 12th fret or cases that mash the strings into the frets or pick guards that aren't flush with the body etc. If there are more returns than there are items in stock that's sort of a red flag.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Subtle Greatness

    By Mr. Guitar

    from Appomattox, Va

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Slightly Underwelming

    Best Uses

    • Anytime You Need A Guitar
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I have American standard and deluxe Stratocasters and was expecting this guitar to be something super extraordinary, but was initially disappointed. However, once you start playing the guitar, you begin to realize that this guitar has a charm of all it's own! The guitar is super resonant, perhaps this is a result of its two piece light weight ash body, also the pick-ups are fairly bright but not harsh, their top end has a certain sweetness to it.
    I have never owned or even played a Fender Stratocaster from the 1950's, but I kind of think that this guitar is sonically similar to the Stratocasters that Leo was building back then.

    P.S. I didn't receive the commemorative book that was supposed to be included with this guitar but Musicians Friend's customer service is working on getting me one from Fender.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great example of American made product

    By quat 4x4

    from Fayetteville, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Right to the point it is: This guitar out of the box was spot on perfect! Finish, neck, case intonation all 10's I have 10 strats and 3 tele's all american made bought over the last 20 years. I am very particular about my set ups and never let a factory set up stay as it was with out some tweeking. Tuned up and played for hours can't put this one down. The compound radius neck is better then I expected. The pickups are very bright but thats what the tone controls on the amp are for!I don't really know what an original 1954 strat pickup would have sounded like and I'm sure back in those years there were differences between each guitar because of how they were wound. I like the pick ups and I'm sure with todays standards each guitar will be very close to the original. Every strat that I own is different in some way sometimes just subtle and sometimes radical. Clean does not get any better then this again not a metal guitar or all out rocker but does averything in between. I only use overdrive and delay as effects as well as clean with light reverb. No buzz from the frets string gauge is what I like 9's again not everyones liking but you can change to 10's and readjust the spring trem. The color of the sunburst is eye catching. I even like the gold hardware. Pictures do not do this guitar justice. MF has been my go to store for just about all of my guitar purchases and the people on the help line know there stuff. I belive this will keeps it's value and is a wise investment. All though mine will get played, scratched, and used no closet queen here. Highley recommend. Played thru Vox AC30, Bogner 40, Fender 65 Twin 15, Fender Deluxe 900, Line 6 Bogner tube and Mesa Boogie Nomad 100 combo. Wow is all I can say! There is some heaven on earth. Keep up the great work Fender and thanks MF for a great deal!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Thrak69

      from Bayamon Puerto Rico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I bought this Strat to eventually give it to my Grandson who was born this year 2014, so as he ages the guitar will also at the same time it is even named after him. It plays & sounds just as good or better than my 1979 strat and half as light.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        classic look and pure strat sound

        By Root Mean Squared

        from Springfield, MA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            OK, out of the box needed some setup, but this is not a "con" as hey, its natural wood and made a long trip from the factory. Fender's included manual explains all the normal user adjustments. At first the lower 3 strings had major fret buzz. I switched from the stock light gage to my favorite hybrid 9-11-16-26-36-46 string set, then adjusted the bridge and truss rod per Fender's specs. Easily achieved great action with zero fret buzz. Really liking the c-modern maple neck with compound radius shape, for me ideal for grabbing full chords down low, and still having a slim feel up on the high frets. Overall finish nicely done as it should be for the American price. This ash body is also very resonant, played acoustically sounds noticeably louder than my other solid body guitars. I have owned this for a few months now and plugged-in to several different amps, always able to get those instantly recognizable tones. I had tried many strats with several other available woods and pickup combinations, but IMO this model provides the most absolute pure stratocaster look & sounds.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            American 60th Commorative Strat

            By Scott

            from Blaine, WA

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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
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              This guitar plays and sounds great. Used it on a couple of gigs and is a joy to play. One room I play on a regular basis has electronics so bad that every guitar I play buzzes badly. This is no exception. The only thing that works here is the Fender N3 noiseless pups I have installed in my cheap Fender knock off.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              60th anniv strat

              By zx

              from PHX

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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
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I wanted my first Fender to be an american strat. I couldn't pass on the extras this one had to offer, which actually made me pull the trigger now instead of later.

                It exceeded my expectations. I also own a high end (humbucker) prs and they couldn't be more different in sound, feel, and look.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great guitar

                By jb

                from CT

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I always wanted an American Fender and this is a great one. The look, feel and sound are all impressive.

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely a GREAT GUITAR

                  By GK

                  from International Falls MN

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  OK Folks. Here is how it is with this guitar, It is a well built and finished instrument that required only some minor set up to adjust it to my fit and feel.
                  The 60th strat is one very beautiful package that will make a fine addition to any collection. Mine came perfectly flawless and was obviously well inspected before leaving the fender factory. After stting it up to my style and feel it plays and sounds as good as it looks. Classic fender tones all through the spectrum.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The guitar that you need

                  By CarlosG.

                  from MD

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                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    Is Amazing guitar the weight its perfect, look very nice, and the sound is nice!!! you need this guitar.

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The guitar that you need

                    By CarlosG.

                    from MD

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    is a super versatile guitar, his tone is rather peculiar to it, it sounded great.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Modern upgrades make for a great tribute

                    By JGT

                    from Los sos, Ca

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender American Standard 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        The bright '54 pickups, and a compound radius neck with a great finish make for a nice Strat. I have a number of Strats and got this one because of the interesting combination of features. If you don't mind the more classic sound, this is a great player. I did a little set up work to change things around for the 10 top string set I use, but other than that, it was good as it came.

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