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Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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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, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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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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  • V-shaped maple neck
  • Vntage-style hardware
  • Classic colors
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FenderClassic Series '50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
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(64 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

50's classic MIM Strat

By Michael777

from Shepherdsville, KY

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

I am a complete strat player, I love everything about them, looks, nostalgia, sound, feel and playability; simplicity at it's finest. This is a great playing strat and it will give you a really good clean tone, which is Fender's hallmark. Again this model feels and plays great, that is a given,but the pick ups (while great for clean tones, which is what a 50's strat excels in) were too bright for my taste in a medium to heavy overdrive situation (overdrive, not distortion, if that is your preference your probably wanting a humbucker equipped guitar anyway). I had a mexican standard strat when I bought this guitar, it had become in need of being refretted badly which cost about $300.00-375.00 to have done properly. So I thought I would spend $200.00 more and just get this guitar, because I absolutely love this 50's neck (even the 7.25" fretboard radius feels awsome to me, but I like my action fairly high so I don't have an issue with fretting out when bending notes, you will if you like your action low or even average). Anyway, all but needing to be refretted and preferring the V neck shape as opposed to the standard C neck, I really liked my standard strat tonally (and it was my first one I got when I started playing 7 years ago, so I was attached to it, I'm sentimental like that, plus I got my kids and my wife's name wood burned into the back of it, it's white so the finish has turned beautifully yellowish from time and heavy smoke exposure; we got history together and I'm bonded to it okay). Anyway, I took the 50's neck and put it on my old strat and with the combination of those pick ups which are substantially hotter with more mids (and my preference of .11 gauge GHS Boomers), this guitar sings, rips and growls the blues and classic rock. Let's don't forget the imaginary mojo and vibe created by a body and pick ups that have been with me since I was using my pick hand to place my fingers into proper chording positions (which is all too real to me and to you too or it will be if you play guitar) 7 years ago! This is an awsome buy if you like the neck contour and prefer or can adjust to raising the action of your strings, and have an extra hundred or 2 to replace the pick ups to something more suitable for overdriven tones (or have an old standard that has the frets played to the bone), cause we all know your not wanting something to just play pretty clean stuff on, that's what an acoustic guitar is for. Just one man's opinion, but the cleans are really good out of this guitar as is and who knows to your ear it's very possible that so could the overdriven tones be. I hope my review has helped you get a better understanding of this particular fine Fender guitar,enjoy playing. sincerely, Michael777

(22 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender always holds its ground

By synergyrocksmysocks

from Collinsville IL

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

I have played this guitar for 2 years now, and its become my prized possesion. I play a whole lot of pink floyd, and noticed that lead guitar player David Gilmour uses a fender 50s stratocaster for most of his work. I soon bought one from guitar center, and ive never looked back. Fender makes the most quality of instruments in my opinion, and this guitar is no exception. if you want a quality instrument, but cant afford an american series, you should definetly check this one out.

(21 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An all around great guitar

By guitarkid

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!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It takes me back 40 years!

By PEPE

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!

(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

50s Fender Strat

By leader of the rock rebellion

from raymond, NH

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

I just bought this guitar and it is amazing! I got the surf green color and it looks beautiful. It puts out an impressive sound and it plays really nice, i like the neck the best, it feels really nice and everything is perfectly spaced, and you can just get down to playin. If your a old time player or a new player,then this classic remake is perfect for you, it brings the old looks and old time sound into your heart.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Stuck in the Era...

By John Johnson

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great value

By Jeremy Lance

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By joey

from kansas

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

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

    I have played guitar for 30 years, everything from punk,ska, metal, jazz, blues. i own lots of guitars and do my own adjustments and mods. this guitar straight from GC Overland Park, Ks kicks butt. its fiesta red. its a strat, so there is not the heavy butter bottom end. i play through a marshall jvm or peavey classic 30 modded and this guitar sounds wonderful. the only pedal i use is a old zoom G1. i have a very high end strat and squiers, this guitar sounds better than my squier but on par with my american standard. buy it, you need it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic Series 50s Stratocaster Daphine Blue

    By BIG DAVE

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Beautiful in Daphine Blue
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Original Strat Sound
    • Solid Electronics
    • Very High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All around great for any type of playing
      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

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

      WOW !! I am blown away ! Just as others have proclaimed, this 50s Series Strat defines the way the first ones sounded from the 1950s. Pickups are that glassy creamy sound , the way a Strat should sound. Build quality seems to be on par with American made strats. The Daphine Blue is gorgeous and this guitar needs nothing IMOP. I have had a lot of Strats during the last 10 years and this one I will keep forever. It is truly the BEST ONE I have ever encountered, American or Mexican or Japanese ,ect. I would put it up against any Strat for it`s sound , fit and finish and the wonderful neck and playability PERIOD

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a great buy

      By Tom

      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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