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Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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Combining the vibe of a '50s original with modern pickup switching and feel, the American Original '50s Strat is the best way to experience why the S...Click To Read More About This Product

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An American legend with modern features and classic vibe

Combining the vibe of a '50s original with modern pickup switching and feel, the American Original '50s Strat is the best way to experience why the Stratocaster was an instant hit with guitarists. With a classic "Soft-V" neck profile offset with a modern 9.5" fretboard radius, it's comfortable for both chording and single-note lines. The Pure Vintage '59 pickups are as period correct as possible, from the cloth-covered hookup wires to the fiber bobbins and alnico V magnets and the nitro-finished body is alder or ash, depending on choice of finish. Vintage-style tuners and 6-point synchronized tremolo round out the package.

FEATURES
  • Solid alder or ash body (finish-dependent) with gloss nitrocellulose finish
  • 21-fret nitro-finished, soft-V 9.5" radius maple on maple neck
  • Pure Vintage '59 alnico V, single-coil Stratocaster pickups with 5-way switch
  • Vintage-style tuners and classic 6-point synchronized tremolo bridge

Own this beautiful period-correct, nitro-finished Strat today

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Alder/Ash Dependent on finish
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: V soft
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Vintage tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm) Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Strat
  • Middle: Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Strat
  • Bridge: Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Strat
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: 1-ply pickguard
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Original '50s Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
3.0

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2.0

Almost, but....

By Mike

from Iowa

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Almost Fender, I had to return this guitar because the E strings are so close to the edge of the fretboard that they fall off the edge while playing. I'm a pro and have played guitar for 40 years, and one of my main guitars is a Fender '62 RI Strat. So I can't figure out how Fender could mess up an otherwise great guitar? The pickups are great, the original bridge is great. I so wanted to keep this one, but couldn't justify the nearly 2K price tag, with the before mentioned problem.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Awesome feeling neck

      By Foxx Guitars

      from Shelton, Wa.

      About Me Professional Musician

      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 Original '50s Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        Finally a soft V neck that is more period accurate (it really is a soft V and not that skinny mess on the road worn 50's strat or that so called, soft V neck that Fender sells). I really enjoyed playing this guitar...it has great tone an excellent fret board with tall frets (yaaaay no 7.5 raduis) and typical fender good looks. I would have given this guitar 4 stars save for the price and two other items.
        The two things I was upset about was, one.... the pick-guard was made with that thin cheap plastic and it does not look or feel right on this pretty guitar (and yes i know it was modeled after a 50's guitar... but come on... let's change the things that need to be changed and leave the "original" type strats in the reissue catagory for those purists). Number two, at this price point I would like some weight to my strat (my john mayer strat is very heavy and I love it) a heavy alder or ash please...I don't know why there is such a push to make guitars lighter, When I am on stage i want to feel like I am actually playing a nice piece of wood not some light balsa or plastic I also feel it's more resonant. I digress, the weight on this guitar is not bad nor a major deterrent. All in all save the items I have mentioned it is a decent looking and playing guitar. But IMO the price should not be much above 1k. Thank you Fender for at least not having a 7.5 radius on this piece. Anyway, for the most part I have to say... good job Fender.

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