The Stratocaster has been an icon of music, pop culture and American design since 1954, becoming a true legend from the get-go! The Fender American Original ‘50s Strat harkens back to those first-decade guitars while incorporating a few modern-day features to carry on that incredible tradition. Right out of the box any these guitars will put a smile on the face of any Strat lover and will be a go-to instrument in any guitar collection!
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 inch-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.