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The Fender '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a reissue that captures the real feel of the Buddy Holly-era Strat. Its deep body contours, characteristic V-shaped maple neck, vintage-style hardware, ... Read More

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The Fender '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a reissue that captures the real feel of the Buddy Holly-era Strat. 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.

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FenderClassic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

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5.0

A guitar for a player with big hands.

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from Whittier NC

Pros

  • The Neck And Pickups Are

Cons

  • Lack Of Shielding

Best Uses

  • Playing it

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

The first think I liked was the shaped V shaped neck. For my bigger fingers and hands it made total sense. Players like Hendrix had big hands and not all necks fit the palm like this neck. Set up was so easy and intonation just took a few minutes. I play very light strings and only minor amp adjustments needed. So today I bought a second one just a different color and a HSS pick guard for a pickup,modification. This guitar is not routed for a humbucker bridge so know your skills. It took about two hours to reroute by hand the cavity mount the pickup and new pick guard. I will tweak it a bit but it sounds rather great .

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great value

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from Tulsa

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought a 2010 Daphne Blue '50s Classic Stratocaster used from the Guitar Center in Tulsa. It came with a nice tweed case. It plays like a dream. It plays as nicely as my mid-'80s Japanese Tele, and that's saying a lot. It plays as well as some American Fenders that I've played as well. The tremolo is easier to manipulate than any of my other tremolos, but I'm sure that's the result of weak springs. The tuners and electronics are good quality, especially the switch which makes the guitar feel like a top quality instrument. The pickups sound good, ranging from an ice-picky trebly bridge sound to a warm neck sound. If you can find one in a store to try out first (they seem to be rare in stores, this is the only one I've ever seen in a retail outlet and Fender doesn't seem to be pushing them very hard) you won't be disappointed. Everybody who plays it loves it. This is a great guitar at a good price.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Stuck in the Era...

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from Anaheim, CA

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

The V-Shaped neck might seem odd, but in my opinion it was rather comfortable. The Gotoh tuners and bridge are quality The high gloss finish was a bit thick but not ridiculous. The surf green finish looked excellent! However, I warn you: These pickups are super vintage sounding, great for the Buddy Holly clean, jangly sound and some bright, classic overdrive tones but it doesn't lend itself toward heavy effects or a ballsy bottom end.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar here

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from Fresno, CA

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've had my model of this Strat for nearly 11 years now. I ended up switching out the tuners, also I put some Lace Sensor pickups in it as the stock pickups in it were a little weak. All in all great guitar to have if you can't afford a Fender American Strat and don't mind modifying it a bit.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's like stepping back in time

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from Colon, MI

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought my classic 50's Strat used and it's one of my prized possesions. I can't vouch for the way these guitars are made now but mine is almost 10 years old and it's solid. I've always had a thing for Fender guitars; they are so classic! The feel and playability of these guitars is amazing and the colors are awesome too! The vintage style hardware and aged parts set these guitars apart from others. I really like the feel of the neck; I think it's easy to play unlike many guitars today that you can hardly get your hand around. The pickups are fine but I'm thinking of replacing the bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail for some fatter sound. When I bought this guitar someone had already put an 11 hole White Pearl pickguard on it. If you want your guitar to look exactly like a 50's Strat then you might not like it but I think it looks even better than it originally did so I had my guitar tech drill the 3 extra holes so that it looked correct and I love it. Overall this is an amazing guitar and I don't ever plan on getting rid of it. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this axe.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fiesta Red 50's Strat

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from Ilfracombe, Devon

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

1 word... woah ! Was fortunate enough to play this ealier today in a local guitar shop, yeah its Mexican but its still a beaut. The neck is amazingly comfortable and, despite being coated in poly, very easy too play. Pickups are great - just play with the tone control and your sorted for anything (: The finish is flawless however looked more pink than red in brighter light. If you do one more thing today.... BY THIS !!

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a great buy

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from Vandalia, Ohio

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

i got this guitar in surf green about 2 years ago and put a sd cool rail in the bridge. Sounds great. The 50's pickups really growl the blues. The v profile neck is PERFECT!! Fender has out done themselves on this one what a great feeling great soundung instrument.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Got Mine - You Get Yours

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from MI

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I just got my Fender Classic 50's in Surf Green. I am in love. The quality is amazing. The body contours are beautifully done and sanded well so you can't see a flat line where the radius meets the flat of the body. The finish is perfect. And is there really any cooler color than Surf Green? The nut is well spaced and the string depths are perfect. The neck is a beauty. Mine has a nearly quartersawn piece of maple, and the tint in the finish is a little darker than I have seen in the past. It gives it a very nice well aged appearence. I replaced the stock pickguard with a WBW three ply so it matched by 62 reissue Jazz bass - also in surf green. I did think that the original 50s is a little thin for my liking. I have been playing it through a Fender Blues Jr and the sound and tone is everything you'd expect. I ordered the Strat and had to wait three weeks for it, but was worth it. Some of the Classic 50's I have seen the the stores have not been as nice as mine - especially the nut string spacing and depth, so I suspect they were older builds. Buy one - play it - love it. My hat off to Leo and everything he did for us musicians.

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(20 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An all around great guitar

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from nj

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar for my birthday and it's just awesome! I have the surf/mint green color. It's great, but I put custom humbuckers on it for a nice, clean sound. If you like rock, especially classical rock, this strat is a must have!

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(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It takes me back 40 years!

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from Burlington, NJ

Comments about Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I remember seeing the Beach Boys and the Ventures playing a Surf green strat. A real sweet guitar for a nice price. The "V" neck is very fast and comfortable. The finish is really done well. The sound is just like I remember it. Nice piece!

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