The Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster Guitar in White Blonde is the epitome of rock and roll style. Since its 1954 debut, the Stratocaster has won over guitarists from every corner of the globe, navigated every musical style, and helped to shape the musical landscape in the hands of many a guitar hero. From funk to punk, jazz to hard rock, the Strat is a cultural icon, just as much as it is a splendid instrument, and the American Original 50s model does this icon proud.
The Stratocaster is a streamlined beauty, with ergonomically designed features that have inspired generations of musicians to pick up and play. The slender body depth combines with shapely curves to establish a figure-hugging feel unlike any other. The deep double-cutaway profile gives your fretting hand ready access to the highest frets for total playing freedom.
The body is built using ash, a hardy yet surprisingly light tonewood that enhances the comfortability of the instrument. Ash is noted for its impressive midrange warmth, which gives this American Original 50s Strat a deeply sophisticated tonal palette. The cool white blonde finish sets off the cool grain of the ash with superb results, whilst the eggshell pickguard complements the paintwork beautifully.
Classic V-shape neck
Joined to the body is a sleek maple neck, which is shaped to a classic soft-"V" profile that provides a useful pivot-point for your fretting hand. The neck has also been treated to a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer coating to prevent unwanted stickiness from impeding your movement. Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, which is home to 21 vintage-tall frets. The 9.5-inch radius enhances the fret design to guarantee seamless string bends, allowing you to glide along to your heart's content.
The American Original '50s Stratocaster is equipped with a trio of Pure Vintage '59 single-coil Strat pickups in a classic bridge/middle/neck configuration. In keeping with the period-correct vibe, everything from the coil wire to the output wire, the alnico 5 magnets to the bobbins, has been dutifully chosen and applied. From sparkling open-chords to lightning fast legato, your performance will be translated with the utmost clarity.
The body is home to the pure vintage 6-saddle synchronised tremolo, which anchors each string securely and offers accurate vibrato control. The headstock is home to pure vintage single line "Fender Deluxe" tuning machines, which uphold tuning throughout the most energetic of performances.
Each model is supplied with a vintage-style hardshell case, so that your Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster in White Blonde can be kept safe and sound at home or on the move.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Original '50s Stratocaster Guitar Body Material Ash Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration SSS Neck Profile Soft “V” No. of Frets 21, Vintage Tall Position Inlays Black Dots String Nut Bone Pickguard 1-ply Black Eggshell Tuners Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Bridge Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo Active/Passive Passive Pickups Bridge/Middle/Neck: Pure Vintage ‘59 Single-Coil Strat Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls Master Volume
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
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