Selling my Jimi Strat, it needs to have a good home and someone who'll actually put it to use, either at home or on the road. Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard Reversed headstock provides increased string length to the low strings, which adds tension to the strings, giving you a more pronounced tone and a tighter feel. And the shorter string length of the higher strings lightens the string tension for easier bending.
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Whatsapp me! With your hands on the Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar, you'll understand why was such a special year for the iconic Strat. Fender based the American Vintage Series on actual vintage guitars from their past to bring you a period-correct '59 Strat that plays like a modern classic.
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For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. The American Vintage '59 Stratocaster is available in two authentic versions of the transitional model—one from early that year and one from later that year. As it accompanied rock 'n' roll into the wild new s, the Stratocaster was an instrument poised for impending greatness.
The result is that players now have an opportunity to get their hands on guitars that are closer to their vintage namesakes than anything Fender has ever offered outside of its Custom Shop. For example, the Stratocasters come with 5-position pickup selectors. However, Fender purists will be happy to note that a new, period-correct 3-position switch is also included.
There's a Strat for just about every scenario. From 'classic' treatments at any price point to vintage replicas, signature models, hot-rodded modern instruments and understated metal monsters, our buyer's guide rounds up the best Fender Stratocaster electric guitars currently available. Now in its 60s, the Strat remains the world's most iconic guitar, and continues to be synonymous with the very concept of an electric guitar, regardless of genre. With each new generation, the instrument has been honed and retooled to do the work required of it, building on an ever-expanding legacy.
The following content is related to the March issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. Even cooler is the fact that the prices are well within the budgets of most players. To date, Fender has issued 14 American Vintage guitars, including Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar and Jazz Bass models, each based on pristine original examples from benchmark years and duplicated in exacting detail.