Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar (1 Viewer)

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60 YEARS. Anniversary Model

The American Standard Stratocaster is the same great best-selling, go-to guitar it has always been, and now it’s upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups. The latest iteration of Fender’s time-honoured classic, it is the very essence of Strat tone and remains a beauty to see, hear and feel.

The iconic Fender American Standard Stratocaster with Custom Shop Fat 50s pick-ups!

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Rosewood Fingerboard: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™ Truss Rod System
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat® Pickup (Bridge)
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat® Pickup (Middle)
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat® Pickup (Neck)
  • 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
  • Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent Steel Saddles
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tips: Aged White
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Unique Features:
  • New Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots
  • Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block
  • Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance
  • Tinted Neck
  • Aged Plastic Parts
  • Included Strings: Fender® USA Super Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Accessories: Moulded rectangular SKB® case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
  • Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
  • Control Knobs: Aged White

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A good few years
Buddy Holly played a Fender Stratocaster, He had a unique style with only strumming downward, never up...gave that amazing " Holly " sound.
 

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Surely a thing of beauty and i dont play one

I do have a crash around on the drums though :D

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Never really been a Strat person. I've always got on better with Teles. Lovely looking guitar though (y)
I ever used to be a strat person either. It was always Les Paul's for me (how I wish I still had that 1969 gold top)
Until I got a Mexican Strat off eBay that is. I play that more than my Les Paul now. I Got a Mexican Tele to try too but it just doesn't have the range of tones that a strat can deliver. I keep the Tele in "Keef" tuning and use it on Brown Sugar and Honky Tonk Women cos it really nails that sound.
Since I started going to Fun rallies I seem to to play the acoustic more than anything else and have ended up thinning the electric herd considerably.
 

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Nice one, Jim :)
I'm quite tempted by this:
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Albert Lee plays one :)

Albert Lee what a fantastic guy
Walked on stage at the Americana years ago totally unexpected and did a session with Carlene Carter it was just brilliant.
 

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Duhhh! I remember what a Stratocruiser was when BOAC bought some to try and fly the Atlantic route, they were very noisy as well, but I am very old now.

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QUOTE="Judgemental, post: 1257677, member: 8272"]My no 1 son has one...:)[/QUOTE]


sorry did not mean the 60th anniversary one being discussed, but it is a USA model:coffee: cost about £1100? a few years ago....

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sorry did not mean the 60th anniversary one being discussed, but it is a USA model:coffee: cost about £1100? a few years ago....

sounds about the right money..
Looks like the American Standard.. same model that has been used for the 60th anniversary model.. about the same price I paid ..
 
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Great nostalgia Jim!
The nearest I got to touching a Stratocaster was entering the music shop in Tin Pan Ally in London.
I think my dribble stains are still on the carpet! I do posses a Hank Marvin plectrum he sent to me in the 60's along with Bruce's plectrum which is rare! I have played a Burns but that is as good as it got for me.
Ah happy days .... sigh! :D(y)
 

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Albert Lee what a fantastic guy
Walked on stage at the Americana years ago totally unexpected and did a session with Carlene Carter it was just brilliant.

Yeah - lovely guy. My son was his roadie for several years. I even got to babysit his instruments when he went home to the USA for a while. That's when I fell for the mandocaster :)
 
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This is my favourite at the moment. The sound is lovely and the finish on all the Artcores I've seen is superb. I have a thin line one as well which is just as good.

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Great nostalgia Jim!
The nearest I got to touching a Stratocaster was entering the music shop in Tin Pan Ally in London.

I've yearned to own a Strat since my teens when I was inspired by the likes of Buddy Holly and later the Beatles , learned to play on an old beat up acoustic.. still remember my first song.. House of The Rising Sun by The Animals..
I saved up and bought a Framus , German made and cost about £45 in 1970 .. about three weeks wages.. I think Framus went bust in the 70s but another company has revived the name.. sold it when I emigrated to RSA .. wish I hadn't.

Since owned a variety of guitars, including a Martin Acoustic, Model 000-1 .. since discontinued, but a lovely instrument and I still love playing it .. they fetch quite decent money, more than I paid.. so not a bad investment, but always wanted a Strat but could never quite justify or afford it when a family has so many other priorities.. until now.. the grey pound rules.. :LOL:

So it's only taken 50 years to realise a dream... but worth waiting for.
 

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A few months ago there was a documentary on the Sky Arts 1 channel on Les Paul and his guitars - absolutely fascinating! I keep looking to see if it's going to be repeated. It covers from his very early days, including Mary Ford, details of his multi-tracking and how much the world of electric instruments owes to him.
 
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Yes I can play well hold my own with blues. Was with a band called"The Recycled Teenagers" for 12 years we disbanded but go out as "Re4m" for the odd gig. Have a 8000 watt pa and lighting rig and do a few smallish music festivals.leave it to my son now he plays bass with a band called 2nd Gear
 

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Yes I can play well hold my own with blues. Was with a band called"The Recycled Teenagers" for 12 years we disbanded but go out as "Re4m" for the odd gig. Have a 8000 watt pa and lighting rig and do a few smallish music festivals.leave it to my son now he plays bass with a band called 2nd Gear
8Kw PA?
We need you at the Fun Rallies - that would just about make the band loud enough to be heard above the din of Funsters enjoying themselves!
 

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