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Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster - 2-color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard

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The Strat Is a Rock Classic!

Fender's Classic Player '50s Strat, is the result of a collaboration between Fender's world renown Master Builders, and the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, offering Custom Shop features at a modest price. With decades of combined guitar building experience, Fender Custom Shop Master Builders Dennis Galuzka, Gregory Fessler and Chris Fleming were tasked with creating their own "dream list" of specs for these new Classic Series instruments. No ideas would be off limits, and no feature would be excluded in creating these customized and value-packed guitars. What they came up with were features such as the classic tuners, custom wiring, custom 2-point classic bridge and 9.5" fretboard radius on Dennis Galuzka's Classic Player '50s Strat.

Classic Player '50s Stratocaster At-a-Glance:
    • Trademark Strat Sound
    • Classic Strat Design
    • Fast Playing Soft "V" Maple Neck

Classic Strat Design
Though the original Stratocaster was first introduced more than 50 years ago, it's more popular now than ever, and the Classic Player Series instruments are the end result of 50 years of evolution. This guitar takes the best of the Stratocaster of the '50s and merges it with Custom Shop touches. The sleek. select alder body is covered with a classy 2-color sunburst and a jewel-like polyurethane finish. Each Classic Player '50s Strat features a special matching pickguard. In this case, the 2-color sunburst finish is beautifully complemented with a single-ply white vinyl pickguard plus special aged plastic parts.

Trademark Strat Sound
The original Strat had three single coil pickups, but the Classic Player '50s utilizes 3 American Classic Strat single-soil pickups with staggered, Alnico 5 Magnet Pole Pieces, Aged Covers and the middle pickup reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum canceling in the middle switch position, so you get instant access to all those classic, glossy Strat tones with a brain-dead simple flick of the five-position blade switch.

Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    • Position 3. Middle Pickup
    • Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickup
    • Position 5. Neck Pickup

Fast Playing Soft "V" Maple Neck
Leo Fender wasn't afraid to "think outside the box" when it came to guitar designs. In the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the blond natural maple neck became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. This Strat keeps the trademark maple neck and fretboard, but this one has that special '50s soft "V" shape that many players prefer (Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy to name just two) plus a 9.5-inch radius.

Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Features
    • Body: Alder
    • 2-Color Sunburst
    • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Soft "V" Shape, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
    • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius
    • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
    • Pickups: 3 American Classic Strat Single-Coil Alnico 5 Pickups
    • Master Volume, 2 Tone Controls
    • Classic Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Solid Steel Saddles and Milled Solid Steel Block
    • Fender/Gotoh Classic Style Locking Tuning Machines
    • Chrome Hardware
    • 1-Ply White Pickguard
    • Deluxe Gig Bag included

One-of-a-kind Features
    • Aged Knobs and Switch Tip,
    • Classic Style Tuners,
    • "Custom Shop Designed" Neck Plate,
    • Classic Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo,
    • 9.5" Radius

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.
Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster - 2-color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard Specs:
Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color 2-Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Soft V
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Tremolo
Tuners Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Locking
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup American Vintage Strat Single-coil
Middle Pickup American Vintage Strat Single-coil
Bridge Pickup American Vintage Strat Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way switch
Strings Fender Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag

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