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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.
The “Modern C”-shaped profile is designed for comfort and performance, while the smooth satin back finish makes it play even faster.
We redesigned this guitar’s pickups. They’re packed with the bell-like, highly articulate tone that made Fender famous—only hotter.
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.
An updated design, this two-point tremolo offers proper intonation, full adjustability and easy access to cool vibrato sounds.
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.
|Body Shape||Vintera '50s Stratocaster Modified|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||2-point Synchronized Tremolo|
|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||0149962304|