For most players, a Vintage or even a Custom Shop Stratocaster is out of their price range. Well, Fender has you covered with the Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster in White Blonde! A Lightweight Alder body with a Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish, Pure Vintage 59 pickups, Maple neck with a Soft V profile and a 9.5" radius are features you would find on a guitar twice this price. Fender keeps figuring out ways to introduce guitars that offer great bang for the buck and these American Original models are no exception!
The thick maple “Soft V”-shaped neck slightly smooths the sharpness of a “V” profile, rounding it out so it’s more comfortable for rhythm and leads playing. The more modern 9.5" fingerboard radius and vintage tall frets mean no more fretting out when bending. Classic nut width of 1.650" and scale length of 25.5" give this guitar a classic feel.
The body is made from Alder, which became the main ingredient for most Fender Guitars starting in 1957. This tonewood is well balanced across frequencies, allows the pickups to sound natural, and gives a Strat a bold, punchy, and assertive sound.
The Fender Pure Vintage 59 Single-Coil pickups are as period-correct as possible. A breathtaking vintage tone that is sparkling, clear, and vibrant. The bridge pickup has a very slight bite to it with highs that are not too spiky. The neck pickup is magnificent, and it sounds full with round highs and warm lows. The 2 and 4 positions have a milder quack with a nice mid-range sweet spot.
Vintage tones, modern features, and a classic look make this a must-have for any Strat lover. Come check out our huge selection of Fender Guitars. Everything from Squier to Masterbuilt Custom Shop models can be played at the Music Gallery! Stop by and experience the entire Fender Product Line!
American Original 50s Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
White Blonde Finish
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle 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 Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"