Fender American Original 60s Stratocaster OWT


A period of change, both for Fender and for pop culture as a whole, the 1960s saw the Strat mellow slightly as it grew up. The white pickguard was updated to mint green, and the fingerboard was switched from the original maple to rosewood, adding a smoother note to the Strat's clear, articulate voice. The American Original '60s Stratocaster keeps these refinements intact while adding modern feel and pickup switching to the iconic instrument that helped birth guitar rock as we know it.

The wax-potted Pure Vintage '65 single-coil Stratocaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 5 magnets. The thick "'60s C" neck profile and the 9.5"-radius fingerboard enhances playability. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including a six-point synchronized tremolo bridge- vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood "breathe" naturally with resonant tone, it also ages in a distinctively appealing way.

The American Original '60s Stratocaster is the best way to experience the performance, style and tone that made Fender the choice of legends.

Series: American Original
Colour: Olympic White

Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Thick "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots

Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Bridge: Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White
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