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Beautifully Road Worn Alder Body
The 50s Stratocaster features an alder body in a beautifully road worn finish, mimicking the wear and tear of a guitar that’s been on the road for many years and seen of stage time. Alder is an excellent tonewood, producing balanced, resonant tones with plenty of clarity and midrange bite ideal for the versatile musician. The body delivers a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, beautifully rounded lows, and a beefy midrange. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.
Soft ’’V’’ Maple Neck & Fingerboard
The Road Worn Strat features a soft ‘’V’’ neck profile, taking the pronounced sharpness of the classic ‘’V’’ profile found on models from the 50s and softening it up to create a more rounded shape. This profile delivers a distinct comfort for the fretting-hand and is ideal for players with large hands whose thumb extends over the fingerboard’s edge. The maple tonewood provides the Fender with a beautifully bright characteristic, tightening up the overall tones and delivering plenty of cut and bite. Using maple for both the neck and fingerboard provides players with a sharp, clear punch when the strings are hit hard, while light to medium picking brings out the subtler tones of the maple.
Trio of Tex-Mex Single-Coil Pickups
A set of Tex-Mex single-coil pickups infuse the Road Worn 60s Stratocaster with a beautifully modern tone, whilst still retaining the characteristics of the vintage-style guitar. Designed with alnico V magnets to deliver extra focus and dynamics, the Tex-Mex pickups are over-wound to provide the guitar with a tight, clear bass response, sparkling highs, and an increased output. The middle pickup is designed with a reverse-wound reverse-polarity setup, eliminating any hum when used with the bridge or neck pickups. Also featuring staggered pole pieces for a balanced output, the Tex-Mex pickups are ideal for blues, rock, country, pop, and jazz.
Narrow Tall Frets
Another addition to this model are the 21 narrow tall frets, which are mounted on the pau ferro fingerboard and provide incredible comfort when performing slides. Being slightly narrower than standard medium jumbo frets, the narrow tall frets are incredible effective for bending notes and playing chords with superb intonation.
Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut
Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut, the Fender Strat delivers an increased resonance and bright tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.
The History of the Stratocaster
When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.
- Model Number: 0131012303
- Series: Classic Road Worn
Body & Bridge
- Body: Alder
- Shape: Stratocaster
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Road Worn Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Colour: 2-Tone Sunburst
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Soft ‘’V’’
- Scale Length: 25.5’’
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Radius: 7.25’’
- Frets: 21 Narrow Tall
- Inlays: Black Dots
- Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650’’
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Tex-Mex Single-Coil Strat
- Controls: Master Volume, 2 x Tone
- Switching: 5-Position Blade
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups
- Position 3: Middle Pickup
- Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups
- Position 5: Neck Pickup
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White
- Hardware: Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA 250R, NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Case Included: Deluxe Gig Bag