Your Pedalboards 2020: Part Deux, 1. Design, CMS, Hosting & Web Development :: ePublishing, On PremierGuitar.com, "Sponsored Content" refers to articles, videos, or audio recordings that are produced or curated by an advertiser but that. Terms Of Use. Besides the specs and setup, this thing plays and sounds sweet - sweeter than washing down Oreos with a Coke. Overall assembly is good, with the fretwork and a two-tone ''burst poly finish being close to perfect. Smiley face and a gold star for that. The wood, pickups and maple fretboard invoke a nice, warm, three-dimensional sound, but not in a clinical, active sort of way. It's not an exact replica with it's polyester paint,zinc tremolo block,plastic bobbin and wire and other non vintage correct details.It is basically an hommage to a 1957 era Strat with it's alder body and V shape neck.From 1954-56 the bodies were ash and by 1958 the neck profiles were more of a C shape so the body and neck specs of the classic 50s are 1957 era. Smiley face and a gold star for that. Last time I counted, Fender listed over 100 different variants, so my lack of enthusiasm would be excusable. The Stratocaster guitar led the sonic charge and became a symbol of the counter-culture. The Classic Series ´60s Stratocaster captures a seminal chapter in Fender history, with features including an alder body, rosewood fingerboard, multi-ply pickguard and vintage hardware. James Egolf has worked in the music industry for the past decade, and has played in bands since the Reagan administration. It can do the Ike Turner thing all day long, but wouldn''t be my first pick for a Hendrix tribute band. Crafted at our Ensenada, Mexico, manufacturing facility, this genuine Fender Stratocaster® guitar maple neck features a comfortable "soft V" profile and 7.25"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets. Its deep body contours, characteristic V-shaped maple neck, vintage-style hardware, classic colors, and aged plastic parts all lend authenticity to the Strat that helped birth rock 'n' roll. The Fender '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a reissue that captures the real feel of the Buddy Holly-era Strat. If this guitar was built in the U.S., it would easily fetch $2000, so a list price of $1142.84 ($799 street with gigbag) doesn''t seem quite so bad. And old. He currently likes staying home and mangling fiddle tunes on his flattop. Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut, 7.25" (18.41 cm) (fretboard radius), Chrome (hardware), Deluxe Gig Bag (included accessories), Maple (neck material), Vintage Style 4 Bolt (neck plate), Soft "V" Shape (neck shape), S/S/S (pickup configuration), .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench (saddle height adjustment wrench), Vintage Style Tremolo Arm (straplock), Synthetic Bone (string nut), Fender USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) (strings), All contents and images on this site are copyright protected by their respective owners. I think the only thing that could disappoint would be if huge necks are a priority, as this lands more on the medium end of the neck-size spectrum. Fender Classic Player '50s Stratocaster review The Custom Shop lends its magic to a Mexican-made Classic Strat £499; $1099.99 ... of Classic Player Fender Stratocasters is to try and bring some of this magic to the hugely popular mid-price Classic Series. All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy | The Classic Player ''50s Stratocaster also sports one of the best out-of-the-box setups I''ve ever encountered. Another gripe would be the lack of a lacquer finish, but then I reckon it would cost even more, wouldn''t it? Custom Shop and Fender''s Mexico factory. Now. The Fender '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a reissue that captures the real feel of the Buddy Holly-era Strat. PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo: The PG Review, 3. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. 50s-style Genuine Replacement Neck. The Classic Player ''50s Stratocaster also sports one of the best out-of-the-box setups I''ve ever encountered. The Classic Series ´60s Stratocaster captures a seminal chapter in Fender history, with features including an alder body, rosewood fingerboard, multi-ply pickguard and vintage hardware. At the end of the day, I really love this guitar. #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} First Look: Hughes & Kettner Spirit Nano Series. Its deep body contours, characteristic V-shaped maple neck, vintage-style hardware, classic colors, and aged plastic parts all lend authenticity to the Strat that helped birth rock 'n' roll. Not surprisingly, my lack of open-mindedness might otherwise have kept me from one of the best Stratocasters Fender has offered up in ages. The Classic Series ´50s Stratocaster guitar epitomizes the vibe of the ´50s. Pickups: same | Series Body Style: same | Bridge: same, Daphne Blue, Fiesta Red, Black, Color Sunburst, Surf Green. If you like the necks on the recent Clapton Blackies or Tex-Mex Strats, you''ll feel right at home with this; it is truly amazing. A Custom Shop Master Builder, in this case, Dennis Galuszka, specs out body woods, neck dimensions, finishes, pickups and hardware, and the guitars are then built in Fender''s Ensenada plant. A Custom Shop Master Builder, in this case, Dennis Galuszka, specs out body woods, neck dimensions, finishes, pickups and hardware, and the guitars are then built in Fender''s Ensenada plant. The benefit of this yin-yang approach is one of the nicest necks coming out of Fender these days. Just sort of beautiful. The lightweight alder body and American Vintage pickups are a perfect combination, giving this guitar a nice, dry attack with just the right amount of Strat-y bloom. Unique to this model is the American Standard two-pivot bridge with vintage-style saddles, giving a stable trem system with more of a vintage tone. Nik Huber Guitars Junior & Special Review, Ten Years After: celebrating a decade of Suhr Guitars, Squier Introduces Eva Gardner Precision Bass and 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster, Fender Releases Limited Edition American Standard Guitars, Classic Player Models, and Special Edition Blacktop Guitar, 1. 50s-style Genuine Replacement Neck. Besides the specs and setup, this thing plays and sounds sweet - sweeter than washing down Oreos with a Coke. Custom Shop and Fender''s Mexico factory. Fender sometimes seems to allow the Mexican-made stuff to leave the factory with sub-par setups and fretwork, but not here. The Classic Player ''50s Stratocaster was announced at this year''s Summer NAMM show, and at first seemed like the latest in semi-interesting Strat ideas concocted by Fender to squeeze every last bit of market share out of the old girl. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. The Stratocaster guitar led the sonic charge and became a symbol of the counter-culture. The color selection alone - Surf Green, Daphne Blue and Fiesta Red - takes you back to the era of diners, Ike and cars with fins. I know, I''m gushing, but if you have ever had even a fleeting feeling of attraction toward V-necks at any point in your life, go play one of these. Raucous Ronnie Wood-type tones were even easier to coax. The only negative thing that can be leveled at it is the price, which is true of much of the music gear these days. Seriously, how many versions of the venerable Strat do we need?