Fender American Original 50's Stratocaster Electric Guitar MN with Hardshell Case-Aztec Gold
When we released the Stratocaster in 1954, we didn't set out to create a classic-but we did. The Stratocaster's sleek style, articulate sound and plethora of innovations redefined electric guitar and opened up a brave new world of musical possibilities. The American Original '50s Stratocaster maintains Fender's legendary original-era style and ground-breaking tone, while adding modern feel and pickup switching.
The wax-potted Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Stratocaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the Formvar-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The thick "Soft V" neck profile is perfect for chording, while the 9.5"-radius fingerboard enhances playability. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including a six-point synchronized tremolo bridge-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally, it also ages in a distinctively appealing way.
The American Original '50s Stratocaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender a household name among guitarists.
Series: American Original
Color: Aztec Gold
Body: Alder: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: Vintage Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Eggshell
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Dimensions: 6.4x17.5x43.8 IN
Weight: 23.8 LB