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Fender American Vintage Hot Rod '57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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Fast neck, hot electronics, and thin-skin lacquer.

The wildest of all the American Vintage Hot Rod guitars, this retro custom axe starts with an American Vintage '57 Stratocaster and ties together several generations of Strat customizations in one killer player's instrument. It has a slim V neck profile with satin-finish back, 9.5" fingerboard radius, and medium-jumbo frets to boost the playability.

The souped-up electronics roar with Samarium Cobalt Noiseless guitar pickups at the neck and mid along with a DiMarzio Tone Zone pickup at the bridge, plus the second tone control is wired to the bridge pickup. A top-of-the-line thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish gives it the right look. The rest is true-blue '57 Strat: comfort-contoured alder body, maple neck with vintage C profile, Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuners, single-ply white pickguard, and chrome hardware. Includes case.

The U.S. Vintage Hot Rod Series from Fender creates new instruments but with looks, specs, and features that make them feel as if you were the third owner of a vintage instrument. Here's your chance to own that beautiful player's electric guitar but in brand new shape and freshly set up from the Fender factory! Includes case.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Fender American Vintage Hot Rod '57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Thin-skin nitrocellulose finish
    Comfort-contoured alder body
    One-piece maple neck
    Custom slim-shape V-profile with satin finish on back
    9.5" fingerboard radius
    21 medium-jumbo frets
    25.5" scale length
    Nut width: 1.650"
    Chrome hardware
    Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuners
    American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    1-ply white pickguard
    Parallel-wired Samarium Cobalt Noiseless neck and middle pickups with a DiMarzio Tone Zone bridge pickup
    5-position blade pickup switch
    Master volume control
    Tone 1 (neck pickup)
    Tone 2 (bridge pickup)
    Setup with Fender Super 250R Nickel Plated Steel strings (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
    Includes Vintage Tweed Case, Strap and Cable




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  • my versatile hotrod.

    As reviewed by Nick on 8/8/2008

    I've owned my hotrod for a little over two months now and used it on the five jobs i've had in that time. The guitar is capable of any style you want within reason. Obviously you cant get the full on neck humbucker sound but the scn's do a decent approximation in possition 2. I play any style and dont usualy know what is required of me until i turn up at the studio. One day its jazz the next day its metal or country or pop. I just take the hotrod it covers em all. Playability is top class too, very fluid. The guitar required very little set up new, when usualy it takes me 2 or 3 days of tweaking to get a guitar how i want it.

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  • Awesome Axe

    As reviewed by Jimbo on 2/25/2008

    I have had this guitar for 8 months now. It is now my no 1 axe. The neck is perfect for me, I love the flatter radius and the satin finish on the back of the neck.This axe delivers alot of versitility you do not expect to find on a vintage reissue, Ya it has only 21 frets ,for me that was cool. the 5 way switching, and the tone zone at the bridge, can give you some cool different sounds. This is a very well made piece that is worth every cent. I highly recomend this guitar.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • This is what a Strat should feel like....

    As reviewed by Terrance Standifer on 8/26/2008

    I am extremely impressed with my candy apple red '57 hot rod. The only thing I did modify was the middle and neck pickups. I put 2 DIMARZIO CRUISERS in those positions and I think its perfect. I really liked the original neck/middle pickups but needed a little more output for the music I play. I will pickup the sunburst model within the next couple of months and keep the original pickups in that one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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