Fender's American Original '60s Stratocaster is an authentic recreation of the more refined Stratocaster models that were introduced in that decade. Like all American Originals, this Stratocaster has been painstakingly recreated with accurate vintage specifications. Its mint green pickguard and rosewood fingerboard gave the Strat a smoother overall tone and look when compared to the '50s models. In addition to its pickguard color and fretboard changes, the American Original '60s Stratocaster has vintage-accurate body and neck radii, as well as authentic vintage hardware. A six-point synchronized tremolo bridge, 9.5" radius fretboard, and thick "'60s C" neck profile provide the versatility and playability that made the Strat exceptional while staying true to the originals' exceptional aura. Three single-coil Pure Vintage '65 pickups give a more focused, mellow sound when compared to '50s Strats, furthering its tonal versatility. The 1960s were a period of change for both culture and the Stratocaster, and this change is reflected in the American Original '60s Stratocaster's period-correct tone, feel, and aesthetics.
-Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Body Shape: Stratocaster
-Neck Material: Maple
-Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
-Neck Shape: Thick "C"
-Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
-Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
-Number of Frets: 21
-Frets Size: Vintage Tall
-String Nut: Bone
-Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
-Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot
-Truss Rods: Vintage-Style
-Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
-Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
-Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
-Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
-Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
-Pickup Configuration: SSS
-Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
-Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
-Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
-Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
-Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
-Strings: Fender USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.