Monthly Guitar / January 2020

Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster

The Stratocaster with longest name so far reminds on Stratocaster`s birthday in 1954. I had a red 40th Anniversary Strat once back in 1994 which I gave to my son and later on to a former band mate who sold it very soon what makes me angry til today because it was a fantastic  axe. In 2014 I read a review about the 60th Anniversary Strat and watched some youtube videos: a Strat that features modern and vintage specs.

It was only available for a limited time. This Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is one for the ages, celebrating six decades of perhaps the most recognizable guitar in history. So I had to hurry up to order it via my local dealer musik butik ( because it was already October. The guitar was sold out really soon. Guitar came directly from the distributor and was set up very well. It´s made in the U.S. with a two piece Ash body (weighing it at only 7 lb., 4 oz.), Maple neck with Modern C shape and Micro-Tilt adjustment mechanism, and Maple fingerboard with 22 Medium Jumbo frets . Mine in a beautiful two-tone sunburst with white pickguard.  Body with a comfortably contoured heel. Other high-end touches include gold hardware, pearloid tuners and pearloid dot markers. , it really stands out among a sea of Stratocasters, and with three Special-Design 1954 Strat single-coil Custom Shop pickups, it’s more than capable of playing any style of music.

Additional appointments include a 9.5 – 14″ compound-radius fingerboard, custom-engraved neck plate and headstock ingot, satin finish, five-way toggle switch with “no-load” tone control for the middle and bridge pickups, and two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped saddles. This Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster included a vintage-style tweed case with embroidered 60th anniversary logo, strap and strap locks, cable, polishing cloth and a special commemorative book.

You can hear that guitar on “Scrambled Tunes”: Baby Left Me

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