The Stratocaster® guitar really came into its own in the 1960s, with players coaxing unbelievable sounds from it amid punishing stage shows and grueling tours. Beaten, bruised and even burned, they only got better as the years wore on - looking even cooler and feeling even more comfortable. Fender's rosewood-fingerboard Road Worn® '60s Stratocaster delivers that aged look and feel - built to look, sound and feel like it has more than just a few miles on it. Designed with 1960s specs, including a nitrocellulose-lacquer finish and 6105 frets, and supercharged with Tex-Mex™ pickups.
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I walked into my local music shop with $1000 in my wallet dead set on going home with a brand new Jazzmaster I had been eyeballing for several months when I looked up and saw this beautiful strat up on the wall and thought to myself, "Hey, why not give that one a try?" As soon as I plugged it in I knew this was the guitar I'd been looking for my whole life. Even though it's a mexi-strat and some people may look down upon it, don't be fooled by the serial number, this is 100% what Fender sets out to make every time they start putting a guitar together. It looks wicked, it feels wicked, and it sounds wicked. Best guitar on the market for under $1000 hands down. Highly recommended. This guitar is going to make me rich and famous someday, maybe my own custom model?
McCarthy17 owns this item
I have 5 Stats, some USA, some Mex, but this one has it. It is hard to explain, you have to feel it. It just feels natural, it has the Mojo.
I've made some upgrades, it has a pro setup, bone nut and frets leveled. Although I really like the Tex-Mex pickups I wanted a more Vintage sound, so I replace the PU's with a set of Fender 57/62, now I have a CS 69 on the neck, a 57/62 on the middle and the bridge is a CS 54.
The neck is super confortable, all those Hendrix thumb chords are easy on the 7,25 radius.
Just love it.
GO AND BUY ONE. NOW!!
rpsimao owns this item
My Fenders are always American Fenders due to the quality of these instruments. My go-to Strat is a RI 62 Olympic White. One day I was looking at this Road worn 60 Strat for sale second hand. I decided to play it and I was smitten. Also she is upgraded with Klein PU and is now in a lovely Road worn Daphne Blue color. The fit, playability and build of this guitar is awesome. I started to look at the differences between my RI 62 and the Road worn. Build: Weight and dimensions are exactly the same. Frets are bigger on the Road worn. Sound: Sustain and sound is fantastic. Ok, the Klein PU are a great deal responsible for the sound but the sustain is in here construction. Playability: In short, Out of this world. I get a lot of response when I play this guitar - both for the sound but a lot for her looks too. People think this is a Custom Shop relic Strat. When I say she is born in Mexico I always have to show the birth certificate on the headstock. I have to admit after all these years this is a masterpiece from Mexico. If you are looking for a quality instrument at an reasonable price this is the way to go. You can always upgrade the hardware.My Blue heaven is here to stay. Thanks Fender!
taucher owns this item
what can I say it still plays and sounds great I added a hot rail in the bridge for hard rock. Guitar stays in tune and has taken all I can throw at it!
cronicrock owns this item
i bought this guitar yesterday. I really feel the difference between this and my standard hss. The tones, the crispy sound of the road worn, the sound and quality of it all, the design, it feels like a deluxe. I play them both on my blackstar ht40 club amp. The combination is amazing.
lady33blue owns this item
I have searched for a long time to find a vintage looking Strat with the 60s sound. This guitar exceeds any and all expectations I had. First time I plugged it into my amp I knew right away this guitar was meant for my style of play. Smooth Hendrix sounding treble and crisp John Frusciante rhythm. I recommend this guitar to anyone that loves the 60s sound. You won't find a better guitar.
wayzer21 owns this item
I got this guitar as a backup to my 1961 vintage Strat. They are both Olympic white, so that sealed it for me. I soon realised that this is a great compromise - a guitar which is probably 70% of the mojo of the original without the headaches of leaving a really valuable guitar around the stage/venue. As such, I have often times left the original at home. The guitar has a nice broken in feel, especially the rounded edges on the fingerboard. The relicing is to a pattern, so I added a few more to make it more unique (bunch of keys, anyone?). It plays great, and the pickups are strong enough to cut through clean in the mix and also handle distortion well. The fit and finish are exemplary for a non-US Strat, with everything working as it should. I have done some mods, though: first I changed the trem block to a Callaham, which upped the tone and sustain measurably and was worth the price. I also rewired the lower tone control to work on the bridge pickup as well, since that pickup has a little too much top end for usual use - it's a simple mod and instructions are available on the web. The guitar now feels right for me. I would recommend trying a Roadworn first, before defaulting to a US-made guitar - you'll be surprised at what the Custom Shop guys have taught them in Mex!
coynec owns this item
The Road Worn classic series is a good alternative to a Custom Shop relic or a 40+ year old guitar if you want that look. If there were no other relic touches done on this guitar, the back of the neck would have sold me on buying the guitar. It has been sanded down and feels very smooth and extremely easy to play. The neck isn't as beefy as I prefer, but it's certainly not a toothpick. When set up properly, the guitar has a good amount of natural sustain. I was not a big fan of the Tex Mex pickups, but they do have a decent push to them. The pickguard and backplate were a little cheesy on the relic touches, but just like the pickups those can easily be changed out for personalization. The guitar is solid and very functional. If you don't mind the cookie cutter relic enhancements, this is a very good guitar from which you can build your own time machine.
60s Road Worn/Olympic White
ssandlin501 owns this item
I got this guitar as an upgrade from my Squier and believe me the difference is astonishing! Once I got it set up professionally, it played like a dream, easy to bend strings, very little fret buzz, no fretting out, tremolo won't take it out of tune, easy to tune, and most of all, easy to play! The 7.25 radius makes chords really easy (especially for me since I play bar chords with my thumb over the top) and the worn back makes it really smooth and doesn't stick to your hand when you want to move it. It's nearly four years old now and still working properly, all electronics and hardware still work. Also, it sounds amazing, like I imagine a real 60s guitar would sound (from what I've heard on recordings/at concerts)! It works well for me at least (I play a lot of Chili Peppers, Hendrix, Muse) and I have no criticisms of this guitar!!
Evil&Co owns this item
I simply love it, it plays and it feels awesome, the tone of the tex mex is very rich when its clean and with the distortion gives you a punch in the face. I own 3 stratocasters and this one is my favorite!
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|Model Name:||Road Worn® '60s Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Finish:||Road Worn® Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Road Worn® Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Pearl Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/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|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm|
|Pickguard:||3-Ply Mint Green|
|Control Knobs:||Parchment Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Distressed Body, Neck, and Hardware Creating an Aged Appearance, Aged Knobs, Pickup Covers and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Gig Bag|
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