Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster 1997 Shoreline Gold

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  • $965$1,225

The Stratocaster is arguably the most popular electric guitar ever built. Beginning in the '80s, Fender began reissuing classic model years and eras of its guitars. The '57 reissue was one of the earliest Stratocaster reissues to be released. This model specifically replicates the Mary Kaye styled Strats of the '50s with its gold-plated hardware.  Shoreline Gold is considered a rarer finish among collectors and is valued slightly higher than more common colors.

Note: Pictured guitar is missing back plate.

Years of Production: 1982 - present

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple fingerboard, Maple neck

Design Elements:  Three single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, white pickguard

Notable Stratocaster Players: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton


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