For 2014 only, Fender celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the limited-edition 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year as an “exciting new instrument” with a tone “as new and different as tomorrow,” and is reverently crafted with a rich selection of features, appointments and accessories.
The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar’s original 2-Color Sunburst. The one-piece maple neck has a comfortable 1954 profile and date stamp just below the truss rod adjustment nut, topped by a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with rolled edges and 21 vintage frets. Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice, with five-way switching complemented by an included optional three-way switch for original wiring. The guitar also features a single-ply white pickguard and white polystyrene control knobs, bone nut and round string tree, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge with six “patent pending” saddles, vintage tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.
Special extras and accessories include a vintage-design single-stitch center-pocket tweed case; replica polishing cloth, cable, black leather strap and bridge cover; extra tremolo springs (two), and reproduction 1954 paperwork. Each guitar will come with a 1954 Anniversary Strat® Certificate and the first 54 of the run will feature a special 60th anniversary “1st 54” engraved neck plate. Available only during 2014 in a limited edition of 1,954 guitars.
|Model||American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster|
|Body Type||Solid Body|
|Finish Type||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Finish Color||2-Color Sunburst|
|Neck Carve||Vintage "C"|
|Frets||21 Vintage Style Frets|
|Width at Nut||1.625"|
|Bridge Pickup||1954 Strat|
|Middle Pickup||1954 Strat|
|Neck Pickup||1954 Strat|
|Bridge||6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuners||Vintage Style Nickel|
|Controls||1 Volume, 2 Tone|
|Electronics||3-Position Pickup Switch|
|Extras||only 1,954 Made|