Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard 2-Color Sunburst (694)
The Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster is a dead ringer for a classic '59 — save for a few modern refinements. The American Original '50s' lightweight alder body and Soft "V" maple neck are staples of this era, as are its vintage-tall frets, synchronized trem system, and nitro lacquer finish. Yet an enlarged 9.5" fingerboard radius (from 7.25") gives the American Original '50s Strat an advantage for lead work. Meanwhile, a trio of painstaking Pure Vintage '59 pickups with period-correct wire, bobbins, and pole pieces — wax potted for feedback control and wired for 5-way switching — puts this instrument in a class all its own.
Body: Alder Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell Position Inlays: Black Dot Body Shape: Stratocaster Neck Material: Maple Neck Shape: Soft "V" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Vintage Tall String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup: Pure 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 Pickup Configuration: SSS Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell