The Fender 75th Anniversary Stratocaster is stunning! From the Limited Edition Diamond Anniversary Finish with its matching headstock to the Black Pickguard with White Pickups, this Strat is beyond sharp! A Limited Edition Electric Guitar from Fender, available only for 2021, this Strat leans on the company's history with a forward-thinking mentality.
An Alder body was selected for this run which provides a great canvas to work from. This tonewood can be flavored to taste by the pickups. I find this wood rather malleable, easy to get it to sound like you want with the right pickups. The body is finished in what's called "Diamond Anniversary" with a Matching Headstock. It's a Silvery Chrome, similar to the H.E.R. Strat but minus the glowing aura.
The neck is made from Maple and is carved into a Modern C Profile. This neck shape feels phenomenal to a majority of hands, hence why Fender settled on it! It has a 9.5" fingerboard radius along with 22 Medium-Jumbo frets for an exceptional playing surface. A flatter than vintage radius allows for easy bends while the Tall and Wide frets give you enough surface to work with. Classic Fender nut width of 1.650" teamed with 25.5" scale length gives this guitar a familiar feel.
The pickups are a trio of Vintage-Style 60s Single Coils. These are the same pickups from the Vintera Series. Fender re-voiced the pickups to be more 60s-accurate. They’re full of the bell-like, crystalline tone that made Fender instruments famous. A master volume, 2 tone controls, and a 5-way pickup selector switch cover the rest of the electronics.
From the Fender Website.... In 1946 Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender created Fender Electric Instrument Company and changed the trajectory of modern music forever. The 75th Anniversary Series celebrates Leo’s bold, revolutionary designs with special versions of the Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, and Jazz Bass. Featuring unique finishes, premium pickups, and remarkably comfortable necks, these instruments honor the timeless Fender designs that reshaped music.
The 75th Anniversary Stratocaster is finished in a striking Diamond Anniversary finish with a matching painted headstock. The maple neck features a “Modern C” profile, medium jumbo frets, and a satin finish for supreme comfort and playability. Vintage-style ‘60s pickups provide sweet Strat tone, while a 2-point tremolo delivers smooth vibrato and improved tuning stability. Every Anniversary Stratocaster features a special 75th-anniversary neck plate and ships in a deluxe gig bag.
This limited-edition Stratocaster is a fitting homage to the world’s most popular electric guitar, providing classic Fender style and tone in an exclusive, upscale package.