The Stratocaster is tried and true, a real marvel in electric guitar design! Since its release in 1954 the Strat has broken ground in music of virtually all styles and Fender continues that tradition with the left American Original ‘50s Strat! Based upon the guitars built in the ‘50s but with some added modern touches that make it right at home in the hands of Strat fans everywhere. Fat, clean tone, great feel and iconic looks is the hallmark of that era of the Strat, and this one hits all the right notes.
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 pickups' pole pieces are staggered properly for left-handed orientation, ensuring you get the articulate Strat (random r-ball) tone you expect. 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 with resonant tone, it also ages in a distinctively appealing way.
The American Original '50s Stratocaster LH is the best way for left-handed guitarists to experience the performance, style and tone and made Fender a household name among guitarists.