Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster (Sonic Blue)Item ID: StratCP6SBl
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Three Custom Single-coil Pickups - Sonic Blue
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Weight: 7lbs 14oz
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Custom Shop Quality at an Affordable Price!Fender's Classic Player Series instruments, including the Classic Player '50s Strat®, the Classic Player '60s Strat® and the Classic Player Baja Telecaster® guitars, are the result of a collaboration between Fender's world renown Master Builders, and the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, offering Custom Shop features at a modest price. With decades of combined guitar building experience, FENDER® Custom Shop Master Builders Dennis Galuzka, Gregory Fessler and Chris Fleming were tasked with creating their own "dream list" of specifications for these new Classic Series instruments. No ideas would be off limits, and no feature would be excluded in creating these customized and affordable guitars. What they came up with were features such as the '69 pickups, custom 2-point vintage bridge and 12" fingerboard radius on Gregory Fessler's Classic Player '60s Strat®.
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster® At-a-Glance
Classic Strat Design
Though the original Stratocaster was first introduced more than 50 years ago, it's more popular now than ever. The Classic Player Series instruments take the best of the Stratocaster of the '60s and merges it with Custom Shop touches. The sleek, select alder body is covered with a classy Sonic Blue and a jewel-like polyurethane finish. Each Classic Player '60s Strat features a special matching pickguard. In this case, the 3-color Sunburst finish is beautifully complemented with a 3-ply mint green pickguard along with special aged plastic parts. Special features include '69 pickups, "Custom Shop Designed" neckplate, custom two-point vintage bridge (never before offered outside the Custom Shop) and a 12" fingerboard radius.
Trademark Strat Sound
The original Strat had three single coil pickups, but the Classic Player '60s Strat utilizes 3 Custom '69 single-coil pickups so you get instant access to all those classic, glossy Strat tones with a simple flick of the five-position blade switch. The Classic Player '60s Strat also incorporates a unique wiring scheme, with the Number Four Position enabling a neck and bridge pickup configuration.
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Fast Playing "C" Maple Neck
Leo Fender wasn't afraid to "think outside the box" when it came to guitar designs - after all, he was an engineer, not a guitar player. In the 1950s and well into the 1970s, the blond natural maple neck became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. This Classic Player '60s Stratocaster has a one-piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with a "C"-shape and 12-inch radius. The final touch is in the gloss polyurethane finish that makes this one of the fastest playing Strats on the planet!
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster Features:
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster - Vintage Style with Modern Touches!
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Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
by Andrew Marinzel from Glenshaw, PAPickups sounds great and very "Straty." Guitar plays smooth and fast. No problem at all with Frets. It's quite possibly my favorite one (Coming from someone who owns a Kenny Wayne and a Clapton Str... read more [+]at as well). The color is beautiful and everything about it looks fantastic. I'd put this up against any Strat, especially for the price. If you're thinking about it go for it! close [-]
February 26, 2013
Music Background: Intermediate Guitarist
by Josh from Marmaduke, ARFirst of all, this is the best strat I've ever played that includes American, Japanese & Mexicans. I've played all kinds of strats in the last 17 years and this is by far the best on I've ever played... read more [+]. There's not one flaw in the finish or setup. And with the fender custom shop '69 pickups there's not one flaw tonally. I did add a set of Dimarzio trem springs (5). They're a little bigger springs than stock and I use D'Addario 11s. I didn't have to set it up. The action and intonation was perfect out of the box and remained so after my minor upgrades. I absolutely love the vintage styling of this guitar. From the aged white parts and mint green pickgaurd to the two point trem and vintage style tuners (why aren't these used on every guitar? It's a great design).. The neck is huge for a Fender. It's the most comfortable neck I've ever played and that includes many Ibanez prestige, Gibson LP, Charvel San Dimas and Jim Root Tele. I don't know if I just happen to get the jewel off the assembly line or if all of these are like mine, but I'm in hooked on it and it quickly became my workhorse. For Blues and classic rock to country this guitar covers all the bases and the noise is very low of the single coils. Actually, plugged into the same amp with the same settings this guitar is quieter than the EMGs in the Jim Root Tele. I could go on and on about this strat, but pick one up for yourself if you're looking for a new strat and don't have 3K for a custom shop. The Classic Player series is awesome! Highly Recommend! close [-]
February 12, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist of 17 yrs
Classic player 60's strat sonic blue
by Carl Martin from Fort Wayne , inThe neck and pick-ups are killer, I love the 12" radius, it's got to be the fastest neck I have played, I own several strats( all bought from Sweetwater ) Americans, Mexico , and I have to say, out of... read more [+] all of them this one is my favorite!, it has 3 gigs on it, that's 9 hrs of hard playing, my guitar guru there Brian Lemert put. Set of power slinkys on it, and it's just right!, it's a very nice guitar for the price range!, and where it's made is only about 50 miles from the California shop, it's designed in the custom shop, the pick ups are very good nailing the SRV tone!, and always customer service is second to none!, they are very knowledgeable , they don't try to sell you something you don't need!!, I'm a customer for life!, thank you!, Adam Crampton , and Brian Lemert ! close [-]
March 8, 2013
Music Background: Live musician , studio, etc
by Pablo from Hood River, ORPros: Fantastic sounding pick-ups, beefy neck with impressive fretwork, ships set-up for 10-46's,unique color/pickguard combination.
October 10, 2006
Music Background: Diciple of Tone
Cons: Chipped nut, big gap in bass side neck pocket.
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I'm impressed overall with this guitar. I wasn't expecting a high-quality MIM guitar as I'm spoiled by my 04'American Deluxe HSS Strat and a 96'MIJ 68'RI, but this axe has some mexi-mojo goin' on. The 69'pups are keepers for sure and the neck is a beefy, very playable C carve. It's quite a bit thicker than my American Deluxe neck and the maple has a nice vintage tint, not pale white like MIM Strats. The fretwork is surprisingly good as well with no buzzes or dead spots. Overall tone is pure Strat and each pup position offers a distinct voice.
One other thing; the Sonic Blue color is sweet.
If your interested in a "60's" style Strat, but want a little more guitar than the Classic Series 60's Strat and don't want to throw-down 1400.00+ for one of the upper end vintage reissues, this is a good model to look at. close [-]
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster (Sonic Blue)
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