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Fender Stratocaster American Original Electric Guitars

Fender Stratocaster American Original electric guitars somehow have achieved what is a difficult task: they have captured the essence of era defining instruments, both from the 50s and the 60s, whilst nevertheless adding in a few bonus elements to the design to sharpen it and set its spirit in motion anew. When you play these guitars, you will get that glorious feeling of plugging into the history of guitar music itself, as the Stratocaster was so integral to the culture in the middle of the century and onwards. By purchasing one of these electric guitars, you will be getting first-hand experience of what the reasons are for Fender becoming interwoven in musical and cultural legend during the revolutionary period (in more ways than one!) of the 1950s and 1960s.

Original sound

One of the most notable things about these Fender Stratocaster American Originals is that they have somehow perfectly provide that classic tone which you would expect from this absolute hero of instruments. This comes down to very careful and dutiful craft, where choices have been made for example with the kind of finish which is used, so that the wood is allowed to breathe and therefore resonate in the manner as it would have back in the day. Fender haven’t quite been able to create a time machine. But they certainly have done the next best thing!

For the modern age

But Fender have also brought these classic electric guitars right into the present day, with small yet crucial touches which mean that these instruments are miles more playable than the older systems would have allowed them to be. In this way, updated fretboards for example mean that you will get all the joy that the tone and authentic feel of the Stratocaster can give you, but you can really let rip in an even more enjoyable way thanks to a handy and subtle bit of modernisation.

Fender at Bonners Music

If you have any questions about these sublime Stratocaster Original electric guitars from Fender, do give us a call on 01323 639335 and we would be happy to help. You can also double check with us that we have these in store, and if so, you can come on over to our Eastbourne music superstore and see how they size up for yourself!

Fender American Original 50s Strat Maple Aztec Gold Guitar Fender American Original 50s Strat Maple Aztec Gold Guitar
£110.00 off RRP
In Stock
Fender American Original 50s Strat Maple Aztec Gold Guitar Initially released in 1954, the Fender Stratocaster is probably the most recognisable guitar of all time. This faithfully reproduced version of the 50s Strat captures the look and tone of the original with a contemporary feel and modern pick-up switching. And it's in a rather magnificent Aztec Gold finish completing the retro feel of this stunning guitar. We say: "This is my favourite range of Fender guitars they currently make. The Alder body and snappy Maple neck make it Strat heaven. Great sounding vintage pick-ups have that warm vintage tone with the trademark Strat 'twang', and the classy Nitrocellulose finish really makes it the archetypal strat. And that Gold finish is fabulous!" Simon Piggott - Bonners Guitar Specialist PartA Classic guitar brought bang up to date Part The Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster recreates the soft curves and distinctive shape of the historic 50s Strat in lightweight alder for a bright resonance, sharp attack and excellent sustain. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the body breathe. That's good for the tone but also means that it ages and wears uniquely, so in years to come you'll own a Strat that is utterly and distinctively yours. It also comes with a vintage-style hardshell case for a finishing touch of period detail brought up to date with tougher, more protective materials than the originals, so your guitar is better protected than ever. Oh, and did we forget to mention the colour? That Aztec Gold finish is something to behold � there's something distinctly evocative about it: definitely eye-catching but subtly cool at the same time. PartThicker neck, tall frets Part The thick "soft V" neck in maple feels very comfortable and is a joy to play � it's something you have to feel to understand, but the chunkier design is just a better fit for some players. A wide, slightly flatter fingerboard and tall frets generally make it a more comfortable playing experience with a little more room to bend strings. Vintage tone, vintage hardware The three Pure Vintage '59 single-coil pick-ups are the centrepiece of the Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster with a warmth and sweetness you'd expect from a vintage-style piece � they're wound to Fender's specs using original-era cloth wiring. The vintage-style hardware throughout completes the package - including a six-point synchronised tremolo bridge � just like the original. PartPart Exchange Your Guitar Part Looking to cash something in exchange for your Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster? We buy used guitars for cash or as part exchange for another instrument. Head over to our"Sell My Guitar" page � to find out how much we could offer. PartTry the Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster in Aztec Gold in store now. Part All Bonners� Fender Stratocaster stock is checked and set up before sale. We offer next day delivery to mainland UK. Call now if you want to ask us any questions about this guitar or anything else in our collection. Or go ahead and order your new Fender American Original 50s Stratocaster guitar online here now. When Fender released the Stratocaster in 1954, they didn’t set out to create a classic-but they did. The Fender Stratocaster’s sleek style, articulate sound and plethora of innovations redefined electric guitar and opened up a brave new world of musical possibilities. The American Original ‘50s Stratocaster maintains Fender’s legendary original-era style and ground-breaking tone, while adding modern feel and pickup switching. Choosing your new Fender Guitar! Expert advice from guitar players on the right Fender Strat for you at Bonners. We can help to choose the right specification of Fender guitar that is right for you. Pick up the phone and call us on 01323 636141. Better still, if you want to visit our guitar shop in East Sussex, you can experience a massive range of Fender guitars amongst many other brands, all ready to play. We'll give you the time and space to choose for yourself and with our practice rooms to play on the range of Fender Strats, through a range of amps, free from distractions you know you'll be purchasing the right guitar for you. The wax-potted Pure Vintage ‘59 single-coil Stratocaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the Formvar-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fibre bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The thick “Soft V” neck profile is perfect for chording, while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard enhances playability. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including a six point synchronized tremolo bridge-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood “breathe” naturally, it also ages in a distinctively appealing way. The American Original ‘50s Stratocaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender a household name among guitarists. Model: Fender American Original 50s Strat Maple Aztec Gold Model Number: 0110112878 Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body: Alder Bridge Mounting: 6-Screw Vintage-Style Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo Vintage-Style Case: Hardshell Colour: Aztec Gold Pickup Config: SSS Control Knobs: Eggshell Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Neck: Maple 4 Bolt Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Fret Size: Vintage Tall Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Middle Pickup:Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Neck Shape: Soft "V" Frets: 21 Nut: Bone 1.650" (42 mm) Pick Guard: 1-Ply Eggshell Inays: Black Dots Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) 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 Trem Arm: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted Truss Rod:Vintage-Style Butt Adjust Machineheads:Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"


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