Fender Classic '50s Stratocaster (Surf Green) Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Twinsburg Ohio
June 5, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist and Music Nut
Simply PerfectI am writing this to let wary buyers know that the guitar I received is perfect. It came out of the box completely playable and it was just as described and shown online at Sweetwater! The sound is amazing and I did not have to spend another 60 bucks and wait a week for a set up. I ordered it on Friday at about 3:30pm and it was delivered on Saturday to Ohio. I did not actually get the guitar until Tuesday due to a Fedex driver error so I am writing this on Tuesday which is still a short wait for a sweet guitar. I got the surf green and it is definitely a flashback to the 1950's.
from Kodiak, AK/San Juan, PR
May 15, 2010Music Background:
Been playing for 10 years, playing in a bar in PR for a few years. Take it for what you will.
WOWI just got this baby in a few hours ago and I've got to say that I'm blown away on this guitar! This is my first strat and first maple neck. I was a little hesitant about the malpe neck since the 13 guitars that I've owned in the past have all been ebony/rosewood and so on, but this neck just feels sooo right! Its a soft "V" but I really cant tell that much of a difference between it and my 2009 Fender American Deluxe Telecaster's modern "C" neck. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 is that are a few places on the neck that have a little too much lacquer near the frets it dosent effect the tone at all ,the second reason is there are some scratches where the neck attaches to the body but once again doesnt effect the tone. I got the surf green and the picture doesnt do it justice! Amazing color I must say! The pick-ups a pretty beefy and sound like a strat for sure. I will probably replace them with the '54's later, but their fine for now. I know that the tunners are "vintage" and are proper for the time and what not but a put some light strings on and it was a pain in the a** due to the fact that string slots a open. If your leaning on the fence about this guitar, drop on down to this side! I own a Fender American Telecaster Deluxe, Gretsch 5120 w/ TV Jones pick-ups, Gibson SG Standard w/ Dimarzio Evolution pick-ups, and a few others and this is in my top 3!
from Wash Paw
September 12, 2009Music Background:
Great Fender Electric GuitarIf you like that classic Fender sound this guitar is for you. It plays great and looks cool. Keep in mind this has a 50's style neck only 21 frets and the truss rod adjustment is on the body side under the pickguard. I replaced the 1 ply pickguard with a Fender custom 3 ply.I sold my American Highway 1 Strat to buy this MIM one. It will be a collectors item in the future. I play it through my Fender SuperChamp. WOW!!! A great pairing. I have owned this for 2 years + and adjusted the neck once.
October 12, 2008Music Background:
active gigging musician, all genres
excellent axeThe 50's strat plays like a dream. It comes setup very well, action is comfortable. The Tremolo is the best I've had on a strat. Light alder body that is easy on the back. Which brings me to the pickups which sound decent for a MIM. I dropped a dimarzio humbucker in the bridge position and I can make any sound I want. Very versatile, great deal.