Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster - Aztec Gold with Maple Fingerboard

FenderSKU: 110,112,878

Price:
Dhs. 6,818

Description

Inspired by Strats of the late 1950s

The Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster is a dead ringer for a classic '59 €” save for a few modern refinements. The American Original '50s' lightweight alder body and Soft "V" maple neck are staples of this era, as are its vintage-tall frets, synchronized trem system, and nitro lacquer finish. Yet an enlarged 9.5" fingerboard radius (from 7.25") gives the American Original '50s Strat an advantage for lead work. Meanwhile, a trio of painstaking Pure Vintage '59 pickups with period-correct wire, bobbins, and pole pieces €” wax potted for feedback control and wired for 5-way switching €” puts this instrument in a class all its own.

Classic neck with a modern fingerboard radius

This Strat's Soft "V" neck profile feels great in the hand, especially for thumb-over players. Think of it as an early-'50s "U" shape with the shoulders cut off for added clearance. Where the American Original '50s Stratocaster has the advantage over a classic '59 is its enlarged 9.5" (from 7.25") fingerboard radius, which allows for upper-register leads and bends with less risk of fretting out.

Pure Vintage '59 pickups

This Strat's Pure Vintage '59 single-coils are as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the Formvar-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. Wax potting keeps feedback and icepicks to a minimum, while contemporary 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones impossible on a true '59.

Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster Features:

  • Tribute to a 1959 Stratocaster
  • Pure Vintage '59 pickups are painstakingly period correct
  • Modern 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones
  • '50s-era Soft "V" maple neck feels great for thumb-over playing
  • Modern 9.5" fingerboard radius minimizes fretting out
  • Resonant alder body with breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Sustain-enhancing bone nut
  • 6-saddle synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Kluson-style vintage tuning machines

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