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Fender Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified - 2-Color Sunburst

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - 2-color Sunburst
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Designed to capture the feel of the earliest Fender solidbody guitars, the Fender Vintera ’50s Stratocaster Modified has all the vibe of a classic Strat without the price tag of an original. This Strat stays true to its roots with a maple neck and fingerboard, singly-ply white pickguard, and vintage colors. To improve playability, the ’50s modified Strat has updated features, such as the Tim Shaw–designed Hot ’56 pickups, modern "C" neck profile, 9.5"-radius fingerboard, and S-1 switching. The classic alder body and improved tonal options even earned the respect of classic Strat purists at Music Experience. The improved playability coupled with vintage attitude will make the Fender Vintera ’50s Stratocaster Modified your favorite axe for years to come.

Fender Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified at a Glance:

  • Alder body
  • Three Hot ‘50s Strat® single-coil pickups; neck/mid and bridge tone controls
  • Modern C”-shaped neck with satin back finish; 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • S-1 switch adds neck pickup to positions 1 & 2
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

Familiar neck and fingerboard

The Fender Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified has an updated neck profile and fingerboard radius that set it apart from other vintage Strats. The thin, modern "C" neck profile will feel comfortable in your hand and is perfect for thumb-over players. Meanwhile, the maple fretboard's 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets will take no getting used to. Add in the locking vintage tuners, Baja neck plate, and vintage-correct neck tint, and you've got a winning combo of vintage appearance and modern feel.

    Hot '56 pickups and upgraded controls

    The first thing you'll notice when you plug in this guitar is the tone. This Strat comes loaded with Tim Shaw–designed Hot '56 pickups that add extra output to the clean chime of vintage pickups. Unlike other vintage-style Strats, the '50s modified comes with a 5-way switch, 2-point tremolo bridge, and Fender's S-1 switch. When you engage the S-1 switch, you add the neck pickup into positions 1 and 2. Now, you can finally play through all pickups at once or with the neck and bridge at the same time.

    The Vintera Series — value-priced, vintage-styled Fenders

    The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ’50s to the ’70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw–designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fender’s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.

    What Fender Says...

    For players who appreciate the mojo of the past matched to contemporary features, we created the Vintera ‘50s Stratocaster Modified. Blending classic looks with a modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, hotter pickups and updated electronics, this guitar packs a surprising amount of power under the hood. For modern Fender tone we re-voiced the trio of single-coil Stratocaster pickups, kicking things up a bit by increasing the output. Crisp and articulate, they have the power you need for any style of music. The “Modern C”-shaped neck has a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets, for modern playing feel. A contemporary, two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style bent-steel saddles offers rock-solid performance and tuning stability. The S-1™ switch adds the neck pickup in positions 1 and 2, unlocking even more tonal variety. Other features include vintage-style locking tuning machines, vintage-style strap buttons and chrome hardware. Includes a deluxe gig bag.

    Alder Body

    A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.

    "Modern C" Neck Profile

    The “Modern C”-shaped profile is designed for comfort and performance, while the smooth satin back finish makes it play even faster.

    Hot 50s Strat Pickups

    We redesigned this guitar’s pickups. They’re packed with the bell-like, highly articulate tone that made Fender famous—only hotter.

    Modern Fingerboard

    Comfortable for chording and single-note playing alike, the 9.5”-radius fingerboard offers modern feel thanks to its medium-jumbo frets, while also making wide bends easier in the upper registers.

    Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo

    An updated design, this two-point tremolo offers proper intonation, full adjustability and easy access to cool vibrato sounds.

    S-1 Switch

    The S-1 switch adds the neck pickup to positions one and two, accessing previously unavailable tones, or the power of all three pickups cranking simultaneously.

    Fender Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Alder body adds resonance
    • Tim Shaw–designed Hot ’56 pickups add extra bite to your sound
    • 2-point tremolo bridge and locking tuners offer greater tuning stability
    • S-1 control adds neck pickup to positions 1 and 2
    • Modern "C" neck and 9.5" fretboard radius feel natural in your hand
    • 5-way switching unlocks even more tones

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish Gloss Polyester
              Color 2-Color Sunburst
              Neck Material Maple
              Neck Shape Modern C
              Radius 9.5"
              Fingerboard Material Maple
              Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
              Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              Nut Material Synthetic Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece 2-point Synchronized Tremolo
              Tuners Vintage-style
              Neck Pickup Vintage-style '50s Hot Strat Single-coil
              Middle Pickup Vintage-style '50s Hot Strat Single-coil
              Bridge Pickup Vintage-style '50s Hot Strat Single-coil
              Controls 1 x master volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
              Strings Fender NPS, .009-.042
              Case Included Gig Bag
              Manufacturer Part Number 0149962303