For 2014 only, Fender celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world's greatest electric guitar with 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.
The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar's original 2-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"-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. Each guitar will come with a 1954 Anniversary Strat® Certificate and the first 54 of the run will feature a special 60th anniversary "1st 54" engraved neck plate. Available only during 2014 in a limited edition of 1,954 guitars.
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: Vintage "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge Cover: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tremolo Arm Handle: American Vintage
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Switch Tips: White
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: 2-Piece Ash Body with Side Seam, 1954 Neck Shape with Rolled Edge Radii, Neck Date Below Truss Rod Nut, Round "Button" String Tree, "Pat. Pending" Bridge Saddles
Included Accessories: Vintage Replica Polishing Cloth, Cable, Black Leather Strap, Bridge Cover, Reproduction 1954 Paperwork, Extra Tremolo Springs (2), 3-Position Pickup Switch, Single Stitch Center-Pocket Tweed Case, 1954 Anniversary Strat® Certificate