60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster®


Model #: 0170182703
60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

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Available in 2014 only, Fender’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is a beautifully crafted U.S.-made instrument that celebrates six decades of the world’s greatest electric guitar. Fine features and appointments include an ash body with a comfortably contoured heel, three special-design 1954 single-coil Strat® pickups, a compound-radius fingerboard, gold hardware, custom-engraved neck plate and headstock ingot, and a beautiful 2-Color Sunburst gloss finish.

Other premium features include a maple neck with modern "C” profile and satin finish, maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black pearloid inlays, Micro-Tilt™ neck adjustment mechanism, five-way pickup switching and “no-load” tone control for middle and bridge pickups, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles, and deluxe tuners with white pearloid buttons. Includes vintage-style tweed case with embroidered 60th anniversary logo, strap and strap locks, cable, polishing cloth and special commemorative book.

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60 Glorious Years

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Paul Meek on April 13, 2014
Blues R&B Rock

When Fender announced they would release 60th anniversary guitars, I knew I would have to get as I am also celebrating the same birthday this year.

All of the models look superb but for me it had to be the Commemorative Stratocaster, it just oozes class with the 2-tone sunburst finish, pearl tuners and the gold hardware.

Picking up the guitar, plugging it in and turning up the amp just adds to feelgood factor as it sounds as good as it looks - it is a wonderful guitar and a fitting tribute to the world's greatest ever musical instrument. Well done Fender!

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Beautiful

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Speedacer on April 9, 2014
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This guitar was a present for my birthday!
Absolutely adore the sound and feel of this stratocaster.
Having learned to play on a 1973 three colour sunburst strat owned by my dad this guitar blows that one away totally.

I CANT PUT IT DOWN!

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I LOVE IT

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stratocasterersmlt on April 9, 2014 (updated April 18, 2014)
Blues Funk Alternative Classic Rock Pop Rock

For 60 years, and that wonderful spirit of the products you are reflecting in us that we receive from you are happy with inspiration.

This guitar is living,talking, and continues to inspire.

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Can't put it down

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erniek512 on April 8, 2014 (updated April 8, 2014)
Blues Rock Heavy Metal

I worked for Leo back in the mid 80's when he started G&L, but never owned a Fender until this weekend.
I am used to the latest super thin necks, and high-output active humbuckers, so at first I was kind of dissatisfied with the standard Strat.
Tell you what, after two hours of playing, and adjusting tone and getting to know it...I could not put it down. It has a certain feel that just grew on me real quick. I'm very happy with mine. One thing I had to do is order shorter saddle height screws. I like my action about 1mm at the 12th fret, and lowering it made the stock screws stick up and scrape my muting hand.
Fender should supply them with the guitar.

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Best guitar i came across so far

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Dmitriy on April 6, 2014

HI,
I have checked out big number of guitar in my life.
I was pretty skeptical from the beginning when i saw it on the shelf. But it looked good to me and i decided to try it. When i plugged it in and took a couple of notes i thought what i am going to tell to my wife?

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Best strat ever

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780_laffin on March 31, 2014 (updated March 31, 2014)
Blues Rock

I have owned a few high end American made strats over the years including a 2006 American deluxe HSS in sunburst and a 2012 American deluxe SSS ash body in a nice tobacco burst. This guitar exceeds both of them.
The sound is a balance of vintage and modern as it does the natural spot on strat clean but also can handle the overdriven sounds of my Budda amp. At moderate gain settings the guitar is very quiet with little hum to be heard. Having the pickups wired just on the hot side works perfectly. They are much better sounding than the current deluxe strat pickups. I could sit and play on the neck pickup only and be very happy.
The neck feels amazing and the compound radius makes notes anywhere on the fretboard easy to play.
This is my first strat without a rosewood fretboard and i dont think i will ever go back. The maple just has that pop to the sound that stands out. The trem stays in tune better than any start i have ever played on. The action was pretty standard and sits perfect for me. The neck is very straight with just the right amount of relief. The bridge sits up on the back end just a hair so i can bend the pitch slightly up and still stays in tune. The case is a great feature. The classic tweed case is a nice touch and of course all the 60th anniversary touches on the guitar and the case are awesome.
It is truly too nice to play however i have found a guitar that has brought new life to my playing. I am very inspired when i have this instrument in my hands. It has an amazing feel or vibe to it that i cannot put into words. This is a special instrument that i will cherish forever.

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First Fender Stratocaster!

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vandegrypk on February 18, 2014 (updated February 19, 2014)
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

I own several guitars. All special in their own way. I have attempted to pickup Strats in the past based on the fact you can not get strat tone from anything else! Every time I have attempted to buy one, I could never find that one that felt right. The necks never worked for me, I thought I would never find a Fender Strat. Until last week. I walked in looking for a pedal power supply. Then she caught my eye. The stunning look of this Strat had me thinking, Deluxe?, Select?,... no, she's an American Standard 60th anniversary. I picked her up and instantly fell in love with the neck. Plugged her in and WOW! This guitar has so much more going for her than any other Strat (IMHO). I love Charvel Pro-Mod necks, very close to that! Fit and finish is excellent! Upgrades from an American Standard can't compare. More like a deluxe with better pickups, again IMHO. Case candy galore and pearloid tunning keys and black pearloid dot inlays! Thank you Fender! I own a Strat, finally!

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Model Name: 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0170182703
Series: American Standard
MSRP: $2099.99
Color: 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Special-Design 1954 Strat Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Special-Design 1954 Strat Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Special-Design 1954 Strat Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
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

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed with White Pearloid Buttons
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: 60th Anniversary Medallion on Back of Headstock, Engraved 4-Bolt 60th Anniversary Neckplate with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment, Black Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Contoured Heel, Lightly Tinted Neck, Bi-Flex™ Truss Rod System, Parchement Knobs and Pickup Covers, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, H/S/H Pickup Routing, Single "T" Roller String Tree, Straplock Strap Buttons