Fender's Vintera '60s Stratocaster is a faithful reproduction of golden-age Fender Stratocasters. This guitar packs the best qualities from the decade into one affordable model. You'll be pleased with the great feel of the vintage-style tremolo bridge that's equally suited to surf as it is to blues and rock. The 3-ply pickguard comes loaded with Tim Shaw–designed '60s pickups and a 5-way blade switch. Modeled after the pickups of the 1960s, Tim Shaw's '60s pickups have just enough spank to be dangerous. The neck's "C" carve feels great in your hands, and the vintage-style frets play extremely smoothly. We know you'll love the Fender Vintera '60s Stratocaster as much as we do at Music Experience.
Designed as a tribute to the golden era of Stratocasters, Tim Shaw's '60s pickups sound as good as this Strat looks. The pickups feature period-correct plain enamel wire and staggered Alnico 5 pole pieces. You'll love the very slight bite that these pickups add to the traditional spanky Stratocaster sound. The pickguard also comes loaded with a 5-way switch so you can access all the iconic Fender tones your ears desire.
The Vintera '60s Stratocaster stays true to its vintage roots with classic tonewoods. The lightweight alder body and maple neck combine to make a bright and resonant body that's been loved by players for decades. Instead of the classic rosewood board, Fender has used pau ferro to add depth and warmth to the sound. Brighter than rosewood but warmer than ebony, pau ferro is the newest classic Fender fretboard material.
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 want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘60s Stratocaster. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups—this guitar has all of the chime and articulation that made the Stratocaster a legend. For authentic, vintage-style tone we recreated the trio of single-coil Stratocaster pickups to sound more like the originals. Crystalline and bell-like, they have the crisp, articulate tone that put Fender on the map. The “Mid 60s C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style, six-point synchronized tremolo and vintage-style tuning machines offer original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include vintage-style strap buttons, chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate. Includes a deluxe gig bag.
A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.
Remarkably comfortable, the mid "’60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel—thinner at the first fret, thicker at the twelfth.
We revoiced the pickups to be more 60s-accurate. They’re full of the bell-like, crystalline tone that made Fender instruments famous.
Hosting 21 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.
One of our most innovative designs, this six-point tremolo offers proper intonation, full adjustability and easy access to vibrato sounds.
These vintage-style tuning machines offer the look of vintage machines, with the added benefit of enhanced tuning stability.
|Body Shape||Vintera '60s Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Color||Ice Blue Metallic|
|Neck Shape||'60s C|
|Fingerboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Vintage|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||Vintage-style '60s Strat Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Vintage-style '60s Strat Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Vintage-style '60s 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||0149983383|