The 50’s – where the legend of Fender began. This made in Mexico Strat from 2014 is pretty much the same spec as the current 50’s Classic Series.
The Classic Series ’50s Stratocaster guitar epitomizes the vibe of the ’50s. It takes you back to the golden era of invention when Leo Fender crafted a guitar for the space age, and got it right the first time.
With a maple fingerboard, tinted neck, single-ply pickguard and aged plastic parts, it’s authentically retro, and the three single-coil pickups with staggered alnico magnet pole pieces deliver that unmistakable ’50s Stratocaster sound.
Colour: Candy Apple Red
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Soft “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16″ Hex Adjustment
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Tuners: Vintage Kluson style
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tip: Aged White
This one is in excellent playing condition. It has been given a very light relic job, with a few areas made to look worn, but mostly the Candy Apple Red finish is in gleaming, as-new condition. The backplate is missing in action.
The neck is unmarked, and it plays well in all positions. The vintage style frets show no wear. Tuners & electronics work perfectly, and it sounds jus like a classic Strat should.
Comes in a new gig bag.