Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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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 of the Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster 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.

Specifications:

  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane on Back of Neck, Gloss Urethane on Headstock Face
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm to 355.6 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Pearloid
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed with White Pearloid Buttons
  • Pickups: Special-Design 1954 Strat Single-Coil (Bridge, Middle and 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
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
  • Control Knobs: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Tweed with Embroidered 60th Anniversary Logo
  • Other 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

Order your Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Vintage-Style Tweed Case with Embroidered 60th Anniversary Logo
  • Strap and Strap Locks
  • Cable
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Special Commemorative Fender Stratocaster Guitar 60th Anniversary Book

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Fender60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 12 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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      5.0

      History worth having!

      By 

      from New Orleans, LA

      Pros

      • Ease Of Playability
      • value
      • Versatility

      Cons

      • 50s Electronics

      Best Uses

      • Any

      Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Please let me start by saying that eventhough this was a gift from a beautiful lady, it is completely worth buying if you're able. I'm on my 28th year of playing guitar and am just now starting to be able to afford most high end products.

      I was skeptical at first about even considering getting something new (work does not afford me as much time as I would like to play guitar). I had dealt with Mr. Ira Hoch at Sam Ash before on another purchase. He was/is very low pressure, answered all of my questions, and made the experince as painless as possible (I highly reccomend him if you are consdering buying anything from Sam Ash). He let me know about this commemorative addition and I was surprised when it showed up (merry christmas to me)!

      The case and the guitar were amazing (the meticulous attention to detail was impeccable)! It was ready to go out of the case. The sound is instantly recognizable when pulgged in. As players go, my hands are relatively small, yet this guitar was effortless to play at any point of the neck.

      When saying the electronics are a con, this is a relative statement. I have played original strats and I must say this is an amazing reproduction. The reason I state it as a con is because people who are used to strats from the 80s and 90s play pickups with different materials/construction and therefore will have different ranges of sounds. This observation should not discourage anyone from buying this product if they are serious (pickups can always be changed), I just think people should be aware of it so they are not disappointed when they play it (this was made to be a replica of the 50s strat and it is).

      Whether you're a professional musician or a closet musician, there aren't many tasks you can't accomplish with this guitar. It can be used for wide range of styles/settings, and can withstand abuse that people like Jeff Beck and Hendrix put out (although I would't advise treating it like that unless you have dispenable income)!

      If you want a guitar you can enjoy and grow with, seriously consider buying this guitar. It lives up to it's reputation of American craftsmanship and will only increase in value as the years go by (it can be passed down through the family). The staff at Sam Ash are happy to help. I had a great experience buying from Mr. Hoch and hope that the other sales people are just as helpful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer Strat!

      By 

      from Indianapolis IN

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Classic Tones
      • Fantastic Playability
      • Gorgeous
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Live
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        This is one of the sleekest and best playing/sounding Strats I've used in a long time. The shallower fingerboard makes bending on the medium jumbo frets a dream, and these pickups deliver all the spank and chime of the most classic Strat sounds. I would put this up against Custom Shop models in terms of build quality and certainly tone. I love it! I'm a reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Premum Sound & Excellence!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        When I first played this guitar it encouraged me to stick with Fender until the end of time. Once you try this guitar you will begin to recognize the quality craftsmanship and dedication put into creating this beautiful instrument. In addition, the ease of use & customization options available make it truly unique to whomever owns it. Highly recommended to the guitar enthusiast or professional.

        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        One Amazing guitar

        By 

        from Torrance

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Amazing feel
        • Custom Case
        • Great electronics
        • USA Made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This is one amazing Strat. Fender really knocked it out of the park with this guitar. It is the perfect incarnation of what 60 years of fender can bring to the table. The compound radius neck is really comfortable when getting down on some sweet high register riffs. Special-Design 1954 Strat Single-Coil absolutely sing through the ash body and being a strat it is one versatile guitar. Great for hard rock or heavy metal, and great for really clean indie or alternative. Or just get a little bit of dirt for some blues or country it's the strat that can do it all!

          The strat history book and custom embroidered case really tie this package together too!
          I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

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          • No
           
          5.0

          2014 special

          By 

          from Southern CA

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Build
          • Quality
          • Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Stage
            • Studio

            Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            This 2014 Fender will only be made in 2014 which brings the value of this up. The 2 tone finish on this screams value. With the body made of ash wood this guitar can really put out the sound Fender is known for. 3 single coil pickups with a 5 way switch. I'm a Staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Fender.....well done as usual!!

            By 

            from Ontario, CA

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Gold Hardware
            • Great tone
            • Looks amazing
            • Pickups

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                Very, very smooth guitar!! Very comfortable neck with sexy black inlays and incredible tone coming from the 54 single coil PUPS. This guitar sounds best through a fender amp, my suggestion would be a vintage bassman, but that's not always possible. Really, this guitar sells itself. Be careful, if you play one, it will go home with you.....you have been warned! :-)

                Perfect for Fender lovers, a must have for the Strat-obsessed!

                *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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                5.0

                Fender does it again!

                By 

                from Ontario, CA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic Look And Tone
                • feels and sounds great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • collectible
                  • Live Shows
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  Classic Fender tone and looks. Although I am not usually a big fan of gold hardware, the beautiful sunburst finish really compliments the hardware. Vintage style bridge, love the maple fingerboard. A real beauty. Get one now, or you will probably have to wait another 10 years before you see another one like it. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Guitar

                  By 

                  from Forest Hills, NY

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful case
                  • Collectable
                  • Compound Neck Radius
                  • Contour heel
                  • Special Design Pick-ups

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home use
                    • Performance
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    The Fender Stratocaster changes music history when it was first released in 1964; 60 years ago this year! In honor of the guitar that we know and love Fender has released a limited edition 60th Anniversary Strat and it to say it does the legacy justice is putting it lightly. Right from opening the case you can tell hat this guitar is special. The finishing is impeccable and paired with the gold hardware, as opposed to the typical chrome hardware, and mother of pearl tuning pegs this guitar looks as beautiful as it sounds.

                    After plugging it in there is a vintage tone from the special design 1954 pickups; although they can certainly be dialed in for more modern sounds. In addition this guitar has a contoured heel (for easier access to higher frets) and a compound neck radius (the fingerboard will become more flat as you go up the neck; better for leads). If you're looking for a high quality guitar you'd have a hard time finding a better option.

                    I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Fender Does it Again

                    By 

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Appointments
                    • Looks
                    • Neck Comfort
                    • Pickups

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Fun
                      • Live
                      • Practice
                      • Studio

                      Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                      Fender has always come through with commemorative models, and the 60th Anniversary Strat is no exception. Fender has taken its iconic superstar and created a beautiful and useful instrument to satisfy both the working pro or the collector. The '54 pickups have all the great Strat DNA, and give you all the iconic tones that made the guitar famous. Lots of warm, beautiful tones that can get as raunchy as you want. The satin-backed neck is smooth and comfortable, and the medium jumbo frets are perfect for anything you can throw at it. The finish is gorgeous, and the Gold hardware and pearl tuning buttons are icing on the cake. Doesn't matter what music you play, this guitar can cover it all, and do it looking great the whole time!

                      I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing Well Crafted Instrument

                      By 

                      from New York City

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to play
                      • Great Bright Tone
                      • Really nice to look at

                      Cons

                      • Only Available In 2014

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar pretty much sums up what the fender stratocaster is all about. Incredbile yet simple looks, insane playability, and a tone that no other guitar can capture. The vintage 1954 pickups in this guitar, combined with the ash body, gives this guitar a sound that truly sets it apart from any other strat in the fender line. The modern C shape neck has to be one of the most comfortable neck ive ever played in my life. The gold hardware and 2-color sunburst finish gives the guitar a very classy and distinct look, when people see you playng this guitar, they know you mean business.

                        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                        Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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