Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar


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For guitarists who must have the instrument's original-era tone, look and feel, the Classic Series '50s Stratocaster epitomizes the guitar in the decade of its debut, with unmistakable early Strat style and sparkling sound.

With its authentic vintage-style features and finishes, everything about it takes you back to the time of diners, “Ike for President,” cars with fins, a wild new kind of music called rock ‘n’ roll and an upstart little Southern California company called Fender.

This instrument features vintage-style single-coil pickups that expertly evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. The “soft V” neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) on this instrument has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel that takes the more pronounced sharpness of a ’50s “V” profile and “softens” it into a somewhat more rounded shape. Ideal for players with larger hands whose thumb extends over the edge of the fingerboard. With authentic design and performance that evokes the Stratocasters of the 1950s and ’60s, this model features a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles.

  • Maple neck with “soft V”-shaped profile and “small” headstock
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups with staggered pole pieces
  • Modern five-way pickup switch
  • Aged control knobs and switch tip
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Get your Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Tremolo Arm


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FenderClassic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


It's got the coveted V-neck!!!


from Las Vegas NV

About Me Experienced


  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


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Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I grew up in the 80's , a time when the V-neck Strat was impossible to get unless you were rick or your dad owned one.I like it better than the new American standard.Fender ought to go back to Leo's original design across the board and quit wasting time with the C and U neck garbage. Murphy's law "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

If you like Strats, do yourself a favor and try one with the pre-CBS V-neck, for it's the real deal Leo Fender all the way.

The sound is all Original Fender too, so if you don't like hum, don't buy a Fender, the hum comes from the single coil pickups, which is what the Fender sound is all about.

This review is for people who understand Fender, if you're a beginner get a Squire value pack to see if you like playing guitar enough to spend serious money on eq. and go from there, that's what I did 25 yrs ago.

BTW this guitar kick's when hooked up to a Fender HotRod Delux

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


good sound... most of the time


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Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

"I've played this guitar for almost three years and i didnt have many problems, until the last few months. The intonation has been a problem, i had the guitar professionally set up a few months ago and it has already gone out again. the fret buzz has become really irritating. For $[...] I expected something of higher quality"

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


"For the money, as close as you can get to a real classic"


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Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

"I have a friend who owns some real-deal late fifties and early sixties Strats. And as far as the 50's Strat is concerned, it's playability and tone are dead on with the original. I do think the modern neck does not have the same classic 'V' shape feel but it is close. The pickups are perfect, original tone (with all the original noises). The finish is pretty good, the orginal shaped pick guard has problems, on my first one it was warped to the point were the neck pickup was not stable (half of those I played had warping on the pickguards). I have played as many of these as I could get my hands on, like the originals, some are great and others miss the mark. It did not matter what I amp I used, this had that 50's tone and feel. With a little bit of aging and some playing time it is going to be a favorite. It is not American made, and I am told the sunburst features andalder body which is like the originals and perhaps sounds even closer. My daphne blue looked and sounded great, granted it has some of the quirks of the originals, but I thought it was a great value. And if I want to age this guitar quickly I will just let our drummer hold onto it for a few minutes, he can turn a brand new guitar into a beat up relic real fast. "

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Series Classic Series
Model 50's Strat
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Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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.