Fender’s Vintage Hot Rod ’50s Stratocaster® guitar gives you the best Strat tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1950s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.
Premium features include an ash body; maple neck with “D”-shaped profile, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) maple fingerboard with 21 6105 frets, bone nut and gloss finish. Singing tone comes from an American Vintage single-coil ’59 Stratocaster neck pickup and single-coil ’56 Stratocaster middle pickup, and a Texas Special™ single-coil Stratocaster bridge pickup. In addition to five-way blade pickup switching, an S-1™ switch adds the bridge pickup to pickup switch positions 3, 4 and 5.
Other features include a single-ply white pickguard, three aged white control knobs (master volume, tone 1, tone 2), two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style stamped steel saddles (chrome cover included), vintage-style locking tuners and locking strap buttons. Includes upgraded deluxe vintage-style tweed case, vintage-style 8’ cable, vintage-style black strap, extra tremolo springs and wrenches.
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Another rock solid example of Fender quality that you can closely re-create for realistically 1/4 to 1/3 the cost and would easily fool most so called tone experts. Remember the most important rule here: a good quality amp and decent pickups make up the majority of custom shop quality. Ask any rock star .
|Model Name:||Vintage Hot Rod '50s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Fiesta Red|
|Series:||Vintage Hot Rod|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face|
|Neck Shape:||"D" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" to 12" Compund Radius (184 mm to 305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Narrow Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Bridge Pickup:||Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage '59 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:||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style Locking|
|Control Knobs:||Aged White Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||HR Serial Number Prefix, 4-Bolt with Engraved Vintage Hot Rod Crossed Checkered Flags Emblem, Single “Wing” String Tree, Vintage-Style Heel Truss Rod Adjustment, Locking Strap Buttons|
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