Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric GuitarSKU: F1102CP
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Designed by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Dennis Galuszka, the Classic Player '50s Stratocaster offers the best of yesterday and today with original-era Strat style and terrific features such as sparkling American Vintage pickups with modern switching, the comfortable feel of a 1950s neck topped by a modern fingerboard and frets, classic two-point synchronized tremolo bridge and much more.
The fingerboard radius is an important spec that describes the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard. This instrument’s modern 9.5” fingerboard radius is slightly more flattened than a vintage-style radius, but still with enough arc to provide a natural and notably comfortable fretting-hand feel, and to make bending notes easier. 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.
Reverse-engineered from a 1963 Stratocaster, these pickups deliver vintage-style Strat sound, feel and vibe, with sparkling highs and warm lows. Alnico 5 magnets add more focus and enhanced dynamics, Formvar magnet wire adds brightness and glassiness, and staggered hand-beveled pole pieces balance output across every string. Get authentic original-era style and reliable modern performance from the upgraded two-point synchronized tremolo bridge on this Stratocaster, which features vintage-style stamped steel saddles. These tuners give you the best of the old and the new by combining classic vintage-style appearance with the modern convenience of locking functionality that increases tuning stability and makes string changing notably easier. As if this instrument’s innate coolness and terrific features aren’t enough, it’s also designed by the acclaimed master builders of the Fender Custom Shop.
- Maple neck with 1950s-era “soft V” profile
- 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets
- Three American Vintage single-coil Stratocaster pickups with reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup (cancels hum in middle switch position)
- Five-way pickup switch
- Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge
- Vintage-style locking tuners
- Deluxe gig bag included
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- Good Tone
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Comments about Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:
I recently bought this guitar and the quality of sound is truly what I've been looking for. The 50's vintage single coil pickups are pretty accurate and the V-neck is relatively comfortable (I'm used to C-neck). I have the shoreline gold color and I absolutely love it. The action is good and I feel in full control of the guitar when I play and remains in tune despite long sessions. Apparently, the guitar has been selling off hangers pretty fast and I can understand why now.
Series Classic Series Other Features Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Steel Saddles , 3 American Vintage Strat® Single-Coil Pickups with Staggered, Alnico 5 Magnet Pole Pieces, Aged Covers and the Middle Pickup Rev Model Classic Player 50s Stratocaster
Classic Player '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.