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Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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Take it on back with premium craftsmanship and killer pickups.With their years of building experience, the Fender Custom Shop craftsmen created a "dream list" of specs, and this customized '60s-style ... Read More

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Take it on back with premium craftsmanship and killer pickups.With their years of building experience, the Fender Custom Shop craftsmen created a "dream list" of specs, and this customized '60s-style Stratocaster guitar—designed by Master Builder Greg Fessler—has it all. Special features include '69 pickups that provide the brilliant voicing made famous by the guitar heroes of the era, "Custom Shop Designed" neckplate, custom two-point vintage bridge (never before offered outside the Custom Shop!) and a flatter, more modern 12" fingerboard radius.It also features an alder body and a maple C-shape neck with rosewood fingerboard and medium-jumbo frets for easy bending. Aged knobs and switch tip create a mellow retro look.Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Alder body (polyester finish)
  • Maple C-shaped neck (gloss urethane finish)
  • Rosewood fretboard with 12" radius
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • '69 Strat single-coil pickups with grey bobbins
  • Aged knobs and switch tip
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Two-point synchronized tremolo with stamped steel saddles
  • 5-position blade pickup selector
  • Fender/Ping vintage-style tuning machines
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 1.650" nut width
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4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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5.0

Sweet Player

By Dana Hirschberg

from Sacramento, CA

I was in the market for a new guitar and always wanted a Fender Strat. My preferred choice was a Stevie Ray Vaughan signature model but it was way out of my price range. After doing some research I came across this gem. Many of the specs are very similar to the SRV model and its more than 1/2 the cost. Guitar plays and feels great although it did need some tweaking upon getting it home which is expected. Note for those who aren't used to synchronized tremolo's it took a min to figure out how to keep the guitar in tune. Get it while they last. Rumor has it this model is being discontinued...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar/Great deal

By Jerry Berkstresser

from Altoona, Pennsylvania

Have an original 73 strat(natural)ash body maple board and it needed company. This series 60 strat is super sweet and totally no concerns in blemishes or problems of any kind-PERIOD. Pick-ups are not noise laden as someone else stated, everything is spot on, only been playin guitar since 1959 so you might want to check other's remarks also/JAM-ON.

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5.0

Love It

By Brian

from Florence SC

Before This I owned an American Standard Telecaster Ash body and neck. Great guitar but not for me. The neck was just to thin and I really wanted that "bell" like tone you get with a Strat. I bought a Mexi Standard Strat and still was not happy. The Neck was to thin and I did not like the amount of wood that was cut out for routing. More wood = more tone. SO I did my research and found these babies. They have single coil routing meaning more wood in the body and the neck is thicker than other Strats. This is hands down my fav electric I have ever owned.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

5 stars for the money, 4 overall

By dave

from hanover, nj

I bought the sunburst last year. The pickups provide the true strat quack tone. The feel and playability is great. The pickups provide beautiful tones but are pretty noisy. I shielded the back of the pickguard and that helped. The 12" radius allows me to lower the action without fretting out past the 12th fret. Not a fan of the truss nut being at the bottom of the neck, but it poses no barriers to setting up the guitar. I grinded down a screwdriver to fit in there so I can make adjustments without taking the neck off. Also not a fan of vintage tuners. I put a few drops of lemon oil on the nut and that made tuning easier. Also my guitar tech said the bridge and neck pickup were accidentally swapped at production.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than american standard

By Alejandro

from Hollywood, Florida

This guitar is awesome and fun to play. The neck is super comfortable and i love the 2 point bridge, when floating the tremolo never goes out of tune. in my opinion one of the best strats out there. The pups are great too

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Strat Tone

By Andy T

from Holliston, Ma.

I had been shopping around for an American made Strat with the S1 switch and SCN pickups. I picked up this vintage Strat, and couldn't put it down. I tried various American Strats, but kept coming back to this one. The Classic Player's Strat is everything that I was looking for. The tone is absolutely amazing, (for my tastes), creamy, rich, full, and clean. If that is the tone that you are looking for, then there is no need to shop any further. Don't let the fact that this guitar is made in Mexico influence your decison. It is an absolutely amazing guitar!!

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb value

By Bluesfan64

from McKinney, Texas

I own quite a few expensive instruments and more than a few Strats. And this is the least expensive of all of the Strats I've owned. I believe we all have a "sound" in our heads of what we think a Strat should sound like. Even after owning several Fender Custom Shop Strats and several American made Strats, this Strat comes as close as I've come so far to emulating the Strat tone I hear in my head. Before owning this guitar, I'll admit that I thought the Made in Mexico instruments were a step below the American stuff. I don't feel that way anymore. This is a very high quality instrument. After overcoming my prejudice, I'm now considering adding the Mexican Baja Tele to the collection!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Custom Shop Guitar

By 60s Classic Player

from Indiana

I received this guitar as a 50th birthday present from my wife. The sound is great and the neck is very easy to play. My guitar is the Sonic Blue finish which is much prettier in person than the online picture shows. Most folks love it when they see it. The only reason that I did not give it a "5" is because I had to take it to another Fender dealer with a certified tech to get it setup correctly. To adjust the neck it must be removed from the guitar. This is my 4th Fender guitar and I do love them, but the problem with 75% of the Fenders is that the necks need to "break in" and after the first week or so of playing, the guitar must be setup again. But, after it was setup properly it plays and sounds terrific. The custom '69 pickups really do make a difference if you play classic rock like I do.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ultimate Strat

By some dude

from Florida

I was goint to get the standard strat, but this one caught my eye and I just had to have it. The aged parts, the sweet paint job, (mine is in sunburst)and the vintage style headstock really set this guitar apart from the rest. And to top it all off, it's got a killer set of 69 strat pickups. (each hand wound by Abigail Ybarra) O, and the neck is extremely comfortable even for small hands. (take it from a guy with really small hands) This guitar can play everything form SRV, hendrix, and clapton to metallica, black sabbath and AC/DC. No matter what ur playing style, this guitar can do it. BUY THIS GUITAR AND NEVER LOOK BACK!!

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Strat, High Quality

By Ben Richman

from Arkansas

I've never been a big Strat fan. I tried an American Standard and the Clapton model, but both left me cold. Then I stumbled upon the Classic Player '60s Strat. I immediately loved the feel of it--the glossy, C-shaped neck is fast and comfortable--but I was afraid that when I plugged it in, the tone would be as unimpressive as the other Strats. Boy was I wrong! This thing screams. The bridge pick-up is twangy; crank up the gain and it's sharp and abrasive, full of Hendrix-esque bravado. The other four pick-up settings are just as impressive, offering a wide variety of versatile tones. And what do you expect? This Strat might be made in Mexico, but it's custom shop designed, INCLUDING the pick-ups! The tremolo is also custom, and almost always stays in tune even if you're hard on it. The finish is also beautiful, but since it's polyester it lacks the subtlety of nitrocellulose. Still, this is an amazing guitar, and I highly recommend trying it out even if you're not a Strat fan. I wasn't one either until I picked up this baby.

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