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A peerless example of vintage Fender craftsmanship, this 1954 Stratocaster is a rare find.

Assembled by Gloria on 6/17/54 (as evidenced by a masking tape label in the control cavity), this guitar definitely belonged to a player who appreciated it. The original nut was replaced with a slightly narrower 1 19/32” nut and is included in the case. Almost everything else—the wiring, the pots dated to the 41st week of 1953, the deluxe Kluson tuning machines, single-ply white pickguard and knobs—is original.

Since this instrument was actually used on stage there is minor wear, including some touchups to the classic 2-Color Sunburst finish, a replaced tremolo spring cavity cover, new tremolo spring claw screw, replaced surgical tubing for pickup height adjustment, a new strap button mounting screw and some new saddle height adjustment screws.

This actual 1954 Stratocaster weighs 8.78 lbs / 3.98 kilos.

OVERVIEW
1954 was the birth year of the Fender Stratocaster. A new design for a new era. This legendary landmark model crashed into the music landscape with a great force and would change the way guitar music was played and looked at forever. From the simple working man's Telecaster came a new and improved would be replacement. With new features and a stunning new look, the Strat was to be the electric guitar design of the century and beyond. A guitar that would be imitated by countless others but never surpassed in its greatness.

NOTES
Vintage Fender 1954 Stratocaster 2TSB, 0497, 6-54 neck date, replaced nut, back plate, some screws, trem springs, surgical tubing and some height adjustment screws, and one strap button screw replaced.

FEATURES
Figured light ash body with lacquer 2 color sunburst finish, one-piece detachable Hard Rock maple neck with a 7.25" radius, 21 nickel-silver frets and a lacquer finish, 3 hand-wound single coil pickups with staggered pole pieces and Alnico 5 magnets, 3-way pickup selector switch, single ply white pickguard with 8 mounting screws, white control knobs, "Synchronized Tremolo", nickel-plated Kluson tuning machines, round string retainer

BENEFITS
A synchronized tremolo allows the player greater ability to add feeling by adjusting the pitch with a simple motion of the wrist on the tremolo arm, 3-way pickup selector switch allows for 3 different pickup options depending on the tonal needs of the player. Master volume and 2 tone knobs allow for tone and volume adjustments to dial in a precise level depending on what the song calls for.

PLAYER PROFILE
Wants the original design with all its perks. A synchronized tremolo allows the player greater ability to add feeling by adjusting the pitch with a simple motion of the wrist on the tremolo arm, 3-way pickup selector switch allows for 3 different pickup options depending on the tonal needs of the player. Master volume and 2 tone knobs allow for tone and volume adjustments to dial in a precise level depending on what the song calls for.

Each purchase includes an Initial Inspection and Setup from a Fender Custom Shop Master Builder, 2-Year Limited Warranty, Custom Shop Warranty Service, hand-filled Inspection Sheet, Certified Vintage®  Certificate of Authenticity and factory case candy in the original cases.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
Brand
Model
  • Stratocaster
Finish
  • 2 Color Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 1954
Made In
  • United States
Color Family
  • Brown
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • Non-Offset Body
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
Series
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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