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The Fender American Original '50s Stratocaster is a dead ringer for a classic '59 — save for a few modern refinements. The American Original '50s' lightweight alder body and Soft "V" maple neck are staples of this era, as are its vintage-tall frets, synchronized trem system, and nitro lacquer finish. Yet an enlarged 9.5" fingerboard radius (from 7.25") gives the American Original '50s Strat an advantage for lead work. Meanwhile, a trio of painstaking Pure Vintage '59 pickups with period-correct wire, bobbins, and pole pieces — wax potted for feedback control and wired for 5-way switching — puts this instrument in a class all its own.


I would say it barley missed the MINT rating, but due to the small chip on the bottom of the guitar I put it as excellent. The chip is smaller than a number 2 pencil eraser. There aren’t even pick marks on the guard and it is the original guard as I tried to photograph.

The original 50’s are about as close to an American made custom that you can get without the price tag, and they stopped making them. I believe it’s the ONLY American made strat with a glass nitro finish for under $2000

The nitro finish still looks brand new, and well, that’s tough with a nitro guitar as they are meant to age. Get the chance to age it yourself as it grows with you. 🤙🏽




Fender Specs:

Body: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '59 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
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Hardshell


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ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • American Original '50s Stratocaster with Maple Fretboard
Finish
  • Nitro sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States
Color Family
  • Brown
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Nut Width
  • 1.65"
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Fretboard Radius
  • 9.5"
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Series
  • Fender American Original
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Product Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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