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 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.
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
Height: 6.5 Length: 43.0 Volume: 2.75 Weight: 22.0
Case/Gig Bag: Tweed Case Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Body Shape: Stratocaster® Pickup Configuration: SSS 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
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style String Nut: Bone Switch Tip: White Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Vintage Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm) Fretboard: Maple Fret Size: Vintage-Style Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple Neck Shape: Vintage "C" Number of Frets: 21 Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays: Black Dot Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted