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Fender American Original '60s Stratocaster - 3-Color Sunburst

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - 3-Color Sunburst
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If you're looking for a '60s-inspired Strat with modern convenience and playability, look no further than the Fender American Original '60s Stratocaster. This guitar tips its hat to Transition-era Strats of 1965, with a chunky "C" neck profile, a rosewood fingerboard, pearloid dot inlays, and a mint green pickguard. The American Original '60s Strat's 9.5" fingerboard radius will please today's lead players, while its period-correct Pure Vintage '65 pickups and contemporary 5-way switching are sure to please tone aficionados. Aged pickup covers and controls give this Strat a classic played-in look.

Fender American Original '60s Stratocaster at a Glance:

  • Alder body with lacquer finish
  • Three Pure Vintage '65 single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • Thick "'60s C"-shaped neck profile; 9.5"-radius fingerboard
  • Vintage-style hardware; six-point synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Includes vintage-style hardshell case

Chunky "C" neck with a modern fingerboard radius

This Strat's '60s-era "C" neck profile is suited for all playing styles. It's a little chunkier than the modern Fender "C," but still contoured, for both thumb-behind and thumb-over players. Where the American Original '60s Strat has the advantage over a classic '65 is its enlarged 9.5" (from 7.25") fingerboard radius, which allows for upper-register leads and bends with less risk of fretting out.

Pure Vintage '65 pickups

This Strat's Pure Vintage '65 gray bottom single-coils are as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. Wax potting keeps feedback and icepicks to a minimum, while contemporary 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones that are impossible on a true '65.

Classic nitro-finished alder body

This Strat's lightweight, resonant alder body retains its full tonal characteristics thanks to a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. This is just another reason why, for classic inspiration and modern playability, it's hard to top the Fender American Original '60s Strat from Music Experience.

What Fender Says...

A period of change, both for Fender and for pop culture as a whole, the 1960s saw the Strat mellow slightly as it grew up. The white pickguard was updated to mint green, and the fingerboard was switched from the original maple to rosewood, adding a smoother note to the Strat’s clear, articulate voice. The American Original ‘60s Stratocaster keeps these refinements intact while adding modern feel and pickup switching to the iconic instrument that helped birth guitar rock as we know it.

Lacquer Finish

The nitrocellulose lacquer not only finish lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

Pure Vintage '65 Pickups

American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce authentic Fender sound.

Thick "’60s C" Neck Shape

The thick "’60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel. It’s remarkably comfortable and ideal for any playing style.

Vintage-Accurate Body And Neck Radii

Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.

Vintage Correct Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.

Fingerboard & Frets

This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

Fender American Original '60s Stratocaster Features:

  • Tribute to a 1965 Stratocaster
  • Pure Vintage '65 pickups are painstakingly period correct
  • Modern 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones
  • '60s-era "C" maple neck suits all playing styles
  • Modern 9.5" fingerboard radius minimizes fretting out
  • Rosewood fretboard subtly warms leads and thickens chords
  • Resonant alder body with breathable nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • 6-saddle synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Sustain-enhancing bone nut
  • Aged white knobs, pickup covers, and switch tip
  • 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Kluson-style vintage tuning machines

          Body Type Solidbody
          Body Shape Stratocaster
          Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
          Number of Strings 6
          Body Material Alder
          Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
          Color 3-Color Sunburst
          Neck Material Maple
          Neck Shape Thick C
          Radius 9.5"
          Fingerboard Material Rosewood
          Fingerboard Inlay Dots
          Number of Frets 21, Vintage Dots
          Scale Length 25.5"
          Nut Width 1.650"
          Nut Material Bone
          Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
          Tuners Pure Vintage
          Neck Pickup '65 Pure Vintage Single-coil
          Middle Pickup '65 Pure Vintage Single-coil
          Bridge Pickup '65 Pure Vintage Single-coil
          Controls 1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
          Strings Fender USA, .010-.046
          Case Included Vintage-Style Hardshell Case
          Manufacturer Part Number 0110120800

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