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Fender Classic Series '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue Rosewood Fretboard

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The Fender '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar looks like a real vintage classic thanks to aged knobs, pickup covers, pickguard, tremolo, and switch tip. U-shaped maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Vin... Read More

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The Fender '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar looks like a real vintage classic thanks to aged knobs, pickup covers, pickguard, tremolo, and switch tip. U-shaped maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Vintage tuners and tremolo. Fender includes three vintage single-coil pickups with your '60s Stratocaster for sound as old as it looks.

Includes a gig bag.

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Features
  • Alder body (polyester finish)
  • Maple C-shaped neck
  • (gloss urethane finish) 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 7.25" radius
  • 21 vintage-style frets
  • 1.650" nut width
  • 3 vintage-style single-coil pickups with staggered pole pieces, alnico magnets, and aged covers
  • 5-position pickup switch
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Master volume, neck pickup tone control, middle pickup tone control
  • Fender Ping vintage-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • Aged knobs and switch tip
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Includes a gig bag
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4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

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5.0

All Strat!

By James

from L.A. area

I have owned and played many Strats including my share of AVRI '62s and American Standards. I don't recall any that immediately felt so familiar, comfortable and playable. Something about the neck profile just feels sooo right! The fit and finish is beyond reproach and I like the vintage appointments (aged plastic, mint green pick guard, 7.5" fret radius, etc. ). I haven't noticed any problems with the fretwork and the setup was right up to Fender specs. Everything about this guitar just begs to be played. There are so many pickup combinations available on Strats that I'm not sure I can adequately describe the "quintessential Strat sound" but I know what sounds good to me and I was immediately impressed with the tone from the "Vintage-Style Single coil" pickups. Using the tone and volume controls on the guitar and my Deluxe Reverb '65 RI amp a wide range of pleasing tones are readily available from the stock pickups. I'm curious what a set of CS 69's or Pure Vintage '65s would sound like in this guitar but I'm really in no hurry to spend the money for a change right now as I have no complaints as is. Bottom line is that I'm very satisfied with my Classic '60s Stratocaster (in Black). If you're in the market for a new Stratocaster do yourself a favor and find one of these to play.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice guitar

By Ricardo Olvera

from san antonio

the guitar plays a very clean sound,i like it because its not heavy like gibson guitars .about the shipping was very fast and everything was packed secure.

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5.0

GREAT little guitar....

By Rick Hackley

from Plano, Texas

Very happy setup is grat and plays very well....

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Feel, Great Sound

By David Gilman

from Lake Forest, CA

I've tried many strats over the years, and the '60's Strat is the most fun to play of all. The fast neck with the tight radius (7-1/4") and the rosewood fretboard give it a feel so comfortable you won't want to put it down. The pickups have plenty of color and output to give you a classic strat tone. At this price, it's a bargain. Buy this, and you won't be sorry.

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(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value, fair price.

By Homer

from Dallas, TX

I ordered this guitar on-line a couple of years ago to replace my aging 72 Strat for gigs. I ordered the Lake Placid Blue and it was beautiful right out of the box. I thought I would be clever and replace the pickups with Fender Noiseless Hot pickups, but after a year of trying to work with them I installed the original pickups back in. They just have more personality and touch. The Hot Noiseless PUPs just sounded cloudy to me. The only thing to lookout for, and it could just be my guitar, is that it was a little tough to adjust the truss rod how I like it. Still, this is a good guitar at a fair price and in today�ۡ���s market �ۡ��̏good�ۡ�ݕ�_ is the new great.

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(57 of 60 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome Guitar!

By Garrett

from Cumberland, Rhode island

ive had this guitar for 2 years and ive never had a problem with it. it is amazing for playing the blues and rock n roll. It is well worth the money.

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(13 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

affordable vintage vibe

By sonny wolf

from austin Texas

I have a candy apple red model and I think it is an amazing guitar.I'm a fan of the high end mexican guitars,they all have a loud resonant acoustic tone(this one has a cool,loud reverb resonating in the springs!).The workmanship on this model is great,the neck plays great and it has a little more shoulder compared to my U.S. 62 reissues.The pickups are very good though if you are picky about vintage accurate specs you might want to upgrade.The tones definetely do the classic vintage strat thing with a lot of credibility.These guitars are the replacement for the Japanese reissues once available.I thought those were great but I think these are better because they use the vintage correct wood(alder)on these models(unlike the basswood used for Japanese models.Alder is fuller sounding to my ear).For the price these are great.If you have a few more bucks to spare you can also check out the 60's classic player.It is basically the same guitar but with custom shop pickups,larger frets,12" radius and 2 point tremolo.Both models are great,the choice would be a matter of taste.

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(54 of 64 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just a Slice of 60's Heaven

By Guitarsarefor coolkids

from USA

I have had this guitar for about a month now and it is amazing. The tone on this thing rules. I also have a Gison les Paul custom and an american strat and this guitar compairs very well. Everything about it is top notch. The pickups sound great clean or distorted, the neck it bigger but not to big and the body is good too. This guitar is a little ligher then my americe which I like. overall this guitar is a great for people who are just strating out or who have played for years.

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(18 of 649 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

I am sick of fenders the ...

By Mike kennedy

from maryland

I am sick of fenders the only reason why people by them is because they invented the electric, also people by them because hendrix owned one, they are over priced and over rated. You dont just have to buy from one brand open your eyes there are plenty of other good brands

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(10 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

'60s Stratocaster

By Tallassee, AL

from Undisclosed

This guitar has the "vintage" look, which is pretty cool. pick-ups are great! has AWESOME action. strings are really low to the fretboard which effects effects speed of playing and how much it hurts your fingers. I LOVE this guitar, I wouldn't trade it for the WORLD! I have the Lake Placid Blue one. and the color is great! you definatly won't regret this buy! it plays better than most guitars I've ever played.

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