Classic Series '50s Stratocaster® Lacquer


Model #: 0140061709
Classic Series '50s Stratocaster® Lacquer, Maple Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red

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During rock music's infancy in 1950s, Fender introduced a revolutionary new guitar—the Stratocaster. With its sleekly contoured two-horned body, triple-pickup layout and innovative tremolo bridge, it redefined the possibilities for guitarists everywhere and set the stage for unimagined musical heights to come.

The Classic Series '50s Stratocaster® Lacquer guitar epitomized the instrument in the era of its origin, with an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its alder body. Other features include a "soft V"shaped tinted maple neck, 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets and black-dot inlays, three vintage-style single-coil pickups with staggered alnico pole pieces and five-way switching, single-ply white pickguard, aged control knobs and switch tip, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and vintage-style tuners. Tweed case included.

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Great Strat

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conork on July 13, 2014 (updated July 14, 2014)
Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

This guitar is great value and truly fantastic to play. If you are looking for a reasonably priced vintage vibe Strat, look no further. Its Fender doing what Fender do best, making great Stratocaster's.

Also worth a mention is the finish, its the best candy finish I've ever seen. period.

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Buy it!

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c.b.5.0 on June 24, 2014 (updated June 25, 2014)
Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

I got this guitar in 2011 and I can tell you that this is an incredible guitar, you can have a lot of different tones, you can play pretty much anything on this!

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More colors please!

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possumkiller44 on June 16, 2014
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I played both the 50s and 60s lacquer strats at the local shop. They play and sound amazing. I love them both. My only gripe is the lack of color choices. If I were to buy the 50s model it would have to be in a burst. I would buy the burst 60s too but a few color choices would be nice. Seafoam Green anybody?

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Bang on the money!

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The Hypnotist on May 29, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I've had this guitar for almost a month now and I can most definitely say it's a keeper. The finishing on it is great, one of the best looking & well made guitars I've seen from Fender for ages, that 50s vibe is there in spades and the tone is excellent. I love it!

Niggles? Not too much. The neck is slightly sticky, you expect a little of that with nitro necks, but it is gradually 'playing in' and losing that stickiness. I've changed the pickguard to a parchment one, that slightly off white colour suits it better than brilliant white, imo.

But all in all, the job's a good 'un. Nice one Fender!

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A True classic

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echtzeit2012 on September 17, 2013 (updated September 17, 2013)
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Bought this one today, this guitar is already a True classic.
The neck is gorgeous, though a bit sticky during the first few doodlings...

Big Bang for the bucks, it comes with a worthy tweed case that has a 130$ value..
To be played through a fender amp!

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What a deal!

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Jdrone on September 8, 2013 (updated September 9, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Folk

I bought this beauty last week. It's amazing, sounds extremely good, excellent features and a very comfortable neck. You can play it for hours and hours and you won't be tired at all. Outstanding pickups, stay tuned without much care. If you are in post-rock, shoegaze, surf rock, classic rock, this's the guitar for you, and look at the price!

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EmpBas on June 26, 2013
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Punk

Given the choice between this guitar and an American Vintage 56 I went with this beauty. It's unbelievably gorgeous, plays and sounds like a dream, it's an incredible value, I can't get over the quality of this guitar.

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2 tone sunburst please

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dinak on April 29, 2013 (updated April 29, 2013)
Amateur Blues Funk Alternative Rock Punk

This guitar seems to be great in every aspect, but for me the only issue is that there is only one color. 2 tone sunburst would be great!

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Burst finish?

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Michael1982 on April 22, 2013
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I really want one, please make a burst finish. I love my road worn 50's strat. Would really like one I can put the wear in my self.

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General
Model Name: Classic Series '50s Stratocaster® Lacquer, Maple Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red
Model Number: 0140061709
Series: Classic
Color: Candy Apple Red

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut