Celebrating Fender's diamond jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar, Fender is proud to announce the limited-edition 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year as an exciting new instrument with a tone as new and different as tomorrow, and is reverently crafted with a rich selection of features, appointments and accessories.
Fender 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Strat Guitar Features
- 2-piece ash body with side seam with flash-coat lacquer finish
- One-piece maple neck
- 1954 neck shape with rolled edge radii
- 21 vintage frets
- Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups
- Neck date below truss rod nut
- Round string tree
- American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge
- Pat. Pending bridge saddles
- Nickel-chrome hardware
The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar’s original two-color Sunburst. The one-piece maple neck has a comfortable 1954 profile and date stamp just below the truss rod adjustment nut, topped by a 7.25 inch radius fingerboard with rolled edges and 21 vintage frets.
Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice, with five-way switching complemented by an included optional three-way switch for original wiring. The guitar also features a single-ply white pickguard and white polystyrene control knobs, bone nut and round string tree, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge with six patent pending saddles, vintage tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.
Special extras and accessories include a vintage-design single-stitch center-pocket tweed case; replica polishing cloth, cable, black leather strap and bridge cover; extra tremolo springs (two), and reproduction 1954 paperwork. Available during 2014 only in a limited edition of 1,954 guitars, the first 54 of which feature a special 60th anniversary 1st 54 engraved neck plate and certificate.