60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster®

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$999.99

Model #: 0140602789
60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Desert Sand

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Fender celebrates the diamond anniversary of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster. This model features a distinctively classic '50s-era combination of a Desert Sand gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish with gold hardware and a gold anodized aluminum pickguard.

Other premium features include an alder body; maple neck with "soft V" profile, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment; maple fingerboard with 9.5" radius and 21 medium jumbo frets; three American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups with five-way switching; aged white control knobs; two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles; and vintage-style locking tuners. Pro series hardshell tweed case and special commemorative book included.

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work of art

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madwidabber on September 1, 2014
Blues Alternative Rock Pop Rock Bluegrass Reggae/Ska

Saw this guitar in a music store about a month ago and was going in and playing it for hours. I fell in love with this strat and had to have it. Finally ordered up my own and I love it. Beautiful craftsmanship, awesome tone, great playability, beautiful finish, and just looks awesome. Not a single complaint about this guitar. Really like that the 4 position is the bridge and neck pickup. I did a lot of research and looking around before I got this guitar and can tell you this guitar it is worth every penny! Definitely as good as a custom shop guitar!

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Cool guitar

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howardf on August 21, 2014
Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock

Was apprehensive about buying a Mex Strat, but this guitar is a thing of beauty. Superbly made and presented with all the tone you expect of a high quality Stratocaster. This is the fourth Strat in my collection, the others all being USA models. All sound slightly different, but this one takes me back to the tones of an early 60's Strat I once owned and foolishly traded many years ago. I'm happier with it strung with 009's for my style of playing rather than the 10's which were originally fitted.The only negative is that I wish Fender had fitted a tension spring in the trem arm socket as in USA models to stop the arm flopping about. Easily remedied though if you can find a dealer who keeps those tiny springs in stock!

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just bought this

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GrahamII on August 16, 2014 (updated August 18, 2014)
Classic Rock Heavy Metal

Awesome guitar, just awesome! Never owned a Strat 'till now, the only thing is getting used to the cord coming out the top but the rest is great!

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Awesome Guitar

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Cobalt on August 4, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal

As soon as I saw this guitar I had to have it. Love the playability and tone of this strat.
The gold hardware really compliments this guitar.

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Love It

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Unknown on July 11, 2014

Great quality sound and smooth playing

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Sexy Guitar

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cimmay on June 6, 2014 (updated June 6, 2014)
Alternative Classic Rock

Finally got it, waited 3 years after the 60th Telecaster. The Stratocaster is lightweight, very easy to hold and play. But I'd say the Telecaster sounds better, wider range of tones. I like having a Mexican Strat.

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Happy Birthday Strat!

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fjlauer on April 15, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock

Love this guitar, I tried a half dozen before I finally decided to buy. I was leery that it wasn't an American made Strat, but have to say I love that nitro-cellulose neck, and the lacquer finish, it's similar to a '57 reissue I had back in the 90's that I miss dearly. Love the vintage pickups, really brings out the bright in position 2 where I like it. Still making a few adjustments, but so far it's exactly what I wanted. Only complaint I have is the tuning machines are tough to break in. After two weeks I'm still going 1/2 and full steps out after a half down on the trem. It'll work itself out eventually, every Strat I've had suffers this for a while. Best way to break it in, play it. You won't regret picking this up if you haven't already, great guitar for the price and great quality for a remake of a classic.

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A True Player!!

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Dsecre@zoominternet.net on March 28, 2014
Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Reggae/Ska

I have just purchased this strat and all I can say is that I am blown away by the way this guitar plays. The moment that I started playing, it was meant to be. I love the whole presentation of this strat. The picture here doesn't do it justice. The lacquer finish on the body and neck is really nice. The sound of the American Vintage pickups are killer, especially the neck pickup. Very warm tones oozes out of my amp. It plays great and the locking vintage tuners keep it it in perfect tune. I gave up my road worn strat for this one. It blows it away. This is my seventh strat I have owned and it is by far the best one I have owned. It definitely plays like a Custom Shop. If anyone is interested in purchasing this strat, do it! You won't regret it!

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pretty babe

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M42C on March 16, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)
Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Classical Reggae/Ska

... and one great guitar indeed.

I only wish it would come w/out that gold hardware - after all, she's not a Mary Kaye.

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Model Name: 60th Anniversary Classic Player '50s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Desert Sand
Model Number: 0140602789
Series: Classic Player
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: Desert Sand

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Original '57/'62 Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Locking
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: 60th Anniversary Medallion on Back of Headstock, Engraved 4-Bolt 60th Anniversary Neckplate, Vintage Tint Neck, Single "Wing" String Tree, Gold Anodized Aluminum Backplate, Vintage-Style Strap Buttons, Commemorative Fender® Stratocaster® Guitar 60th Anniversary Book.