FENDER 60TH ANNIVERSARY 1954 STRATOCASTER CUSTOMSHOP NOS Guitar World AUSTRALIA Ph 07 55962588
Celebrate the 60 years of the Stratocaster with the Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar. Only around for 2014, this limited-edition guitar gives you spot-on vintage specs with custom color choices. You'll love the classic '54 appointments such as a 1-piece ash body, 1-piece maple neck with a U-shaped profile, and vintage-style hardware. And a trio of newly-designed 1954 Single-coil Strat pickups delivers vintage tone at its best! The limited-edition Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster won't last long!
This Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar boasts a tinted, one-piece quartersawn maple neck - a smart choice for tone-savvy guitarists. Quartersawn wood is much more rigid than flatsawn wood, which means it vibrates better, which means more tone for you! And the lacquer finish, which is thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, will allow this '54 Strat's one-piece ash body to sing loud and clear.
Bell-like, jangly, smooth, and bluesy - ask any seasoned Strat player at Guitar World, and you'll get slightly different descriptions of what this iconic guitar is supposed to sound like. Words alone can't capture the sound, but the new 1954 Single-coil Stratocaster pickups Fender designed for this guitar certainly can. In fact, the only place the Fender Custom Shop went off-book with the 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster was the 5-way blade pickup selector they installed to give you access to those in-between tones early Strat players discovered by accident.
Fender Custom Shop's NOS treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals. Without sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish this Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster from an unaged original of that vintage. With a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives the guitar a timeless, classic look, this axe looks like it has just been made - in 1954. Nitro finishes - standard back in the '50s - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities - so your Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 NOS Stratocaster sounds every bit as vintage as it looks!
When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is an archetypal instrument - among the world's most popular guitars and an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. At its heart, though, the Stratocaster remains a fantastic tool - with unmistakable sound and timeless design that have made it the first choice among players worldwide, many of whom have used it to create much of the most important music of our time.
No sooner had Fender revolutionized music with the Telecaster and Precision Bass, in 1954 it introduced what is nearly universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar; the Stratocaster. Perennially sleek, stylish, smooth playing and tonally versatile, it has transcended its role as a musical tool to become nothing short of a cultural icon. There is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Stratocaster!
A celebration of popular features and commemorative details.
Available in 2014 only, Fender Ê ÌÎÌ__ Ê s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is a beautifully crafted U.S.-made instrument that celebrates six decades of the world Ê ÌÎÌ__ Ê s greatest electric guitar. Fine features and appointments include an ash body with a comfortably contoured heel, three special-design 1954 single-coil Strat pickups, a compound-radius fingerboard, gold hardware, custom-engraved neck plate and headstock ingot, and a beautiful 2-Color Sunburst gloss finish.
Other premium features include a maple neck with modern "C Ê ÌÎÌ__ Ê ÌÎÌ__ profile and satin finish, maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black pearloid inlays, Micro-Tilt neck adjustment mechanism, five-way pickup switching and Ê ÌÎÌ__ Ê ÌÎÌ__ÌÎ«Ì´no-load Ê ÌÎÌ__ Ê ÌÎÌ__ tone control for middle and bridge pickups, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles, and deluxe tuners with white pearloid buttons. Includes vintage-style tweed case with embroidered 60th anniversary logo, strap and strap locks, cable, polishing cloth and special commemorative book.