When Fender released the Stratocaster in 1954, they didn’t set out to create a classic—but they did. The Stratocaster’s sleek style, articulate sound and plethora of innovations redefined electric guitar and opened up a brave new world of musical possibilities. The Aztec Gold American Original ‘50s Stratocaster maintains Fender’s legendary original-era style and ground-breaking tone, while adding modern feel and pickup switching.
The nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only lets the body breathe with its true tonal character, it also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.
PURE VINTAGE ‘59 PICKUPS
American Original instruments feature specially voiced pickups crafted to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years.
THICK "SOFT V" NECK SHAPE
The thick “Soft V”-shaped neck slightly smooths the sharpness of a “V” profile, rounding it out so it’s more comfortable for rhythm and lead playing.
VINTAGE-ACCURATE BODY AND NECK RADII
Original-era fans can rest assured every curve and line of the body and neck are accurate to the historic originals.
From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of hardware is just like the original.
FINGERBOARD & FRETS
This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Aztec Gold
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Soft V
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dots
Number of Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: 6-Saddle Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners: Pure Vintage
Neck Pickup: '59 Pure Vintage Single-coil
Middle Pickup: '59 Pure Vintage Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: '59 Pure Vintage Single-coil
Controls: 1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings: Fender USA, .010-.046
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