During the 1960s, rock music truly came into its own when musicians re-wrote the book on electric guitar by conjuring fantastic sounds and styles never before imagined. Leading the sonic charge during that exciting decade was the Stratocaster, which became not only an even more versatile musical tool, but also a true cultural symbol.
The Classic Series '60s Stratocaster Lacquer evokes that golden chapter in Fender history with an authentic nitrocellulose lacquer finish on its sleek alder body. Other features include a "C"-shaped maple neck, 7.25"-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets and vintage-style ivory-dot inlays, three vintage-style single-coil pickups with five-way switching, multi-ply pickguard, aged control knobs and switch tip, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and vintage-style tuners. Tweed case included.
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer 3-Color Sunburst Finish
Maple "C" Shape Neck
21 Vintage Style Frets
Vintage Style Single-Coil Pickups
3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
Includes Tweed Hardshell Case!
'62 Vintage Strat
Posted by Paul Gletow on 2nd Mar 2014
This vintage series is as close to 1962 pre-CBS as you'll find. The original '62 was manufactured in Covina, California. Side by Side you can't tell the vintage from the original. Only the serial numbers set them apart. The vintage has the exact mold marks of the original. Neck and fret action are identical. The original goes for about $50,000 while the vintage about $1200. So it is pretty easy to know which lengend suits you best. I would also suggest a Twin-Reverb reissue. Great sounding tube reproduction of the original...