Fender Classic Player _„ƒ60s Stratocaster - 3-color Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Custom Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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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
  • Trademark Strat Sound
  • Fast Playing Soft "C" Maple Neck

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 3-color sunburst and a jewel-like polyester 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-soil pickups so you get instant access to all those classic, glossy Strat tones with a simple flick of the five-position blade switch.

Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup
  • Position 5. Neck Pickup

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" 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:
  • Body: Alder
  • 3-Color Sunburst (Polyester Finish)
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, "C" Shape (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 12" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 3 Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Master Volume, 2 Tone Controls
  • Bridge: Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Solid Steel Saddles and Milled Solid Steel Block
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: White
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag included
Unique Features
  • Aged Knobs and Switch Tip
  • Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • "Custom Shop Designed" Neck Plate
  • Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo
  • 12" Radius
Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster - Vintage Style with Modern Touches!

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color 3-Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Steel Saddles
Tuners Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Custom '69 Single-coil
Middle Pickup Custom '69 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Custom '69 Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way switch
Strings Fender Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0141100300

Customer Reviews

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Incredible Value!

I purchased the blemished model at a nice discount, guitar arrived and out of the box I was completely blown away by the quality for the price, incredible custom shop features for a fraction of the price, the neck is by far the best feature of the strat, the 12" radius neck is great for those SRV bends and the chunky C shape neck is very comfortable, not too big and not too small, I love the vintage vibe of the guitar including the truss Rod adjustment of the neck at the base and not the head stock (I think it looks better IMO). The gloss finish on the headstock and neck is very appealing to look at along with the "spaghetti" style Fender logo. The two point bridge and vintage tuners stay in tune nicely, fretboard is wide enough where the e string dosent slip off while playing either, the mint green pickguard gives guitar a nice vintage vibe, without the MIM stamp on back of headstock, this guitar visually would be impossible to tell apart from a custom shop strat. The 69 pickups sound very chimey especially when plugged into my 65 deluxe reverb reissue. Only complaint I have is guitar did not come with a hardshell case (gig bag only).

best MEXI strat you can buy

I've gone through a LOT of standard mexi strats. I've played a good chunk of American Standards, My ears can't tell the difference. This little bad boy has the appointments of the more expensive guys but still made in Mexico so it's still in a comfortable price range. The Pickups are true JANGLY. The mint-aged pickguard give it a vintage feel. The 2 point tremolo is very stable in tuning. Bear in mind that this has the 60's headstock, so the truss rod can only be adjust by UNBOLTING the neck from the body.This is a strat I'll keep for a good long time for sure. I have no desire to get an American made strat. My hands do my talking and they tell me this is good.
Music background: Multi-genre gigging musician

Great Strat

I love this guitar! I have owned three other strats in the past including a MIA Strat Plus back in 1996. This is the second MIM strat i have owned and I must say they are much nicer quality than they were ten years ago. This guitar has "that" strat sound and the 12" radius somewhat thick "C" shape neck has an incredible feel to it. Do I believe it as nice as an American Standard?...maybe, maybe not. Do I believe and American Standard is worth an extra $500-600?...no way!
Music background: Hobbyist

Excellent guitar

Pickups 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 Strat 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!
Music background: Intermediate Guitarist

Can't go wrong for the price

I only have a few minor nitpicks, hardly worth mentioning:1) The tuners are not aligned perfectly (looking at back of head)2) The bridge pickup is not fat and hot enough3) Some stratitis out of the box, neck pick too high by defaultOther than that:1) The guitar is beautifully finished and quite a site to look at2) Floating trem that works great w/o throwing the guitar out of tune3) Quack positions (1/2 and 2/3) are very musical sounding and nice4) Neck and middle pups sound very nice and do not need replaced5) No glitch electronicsYou got a ton of value here. Just get upgrade the tone caps and the bridge pup, and shield the cavities. Refloat the trem with 9's and you got a wonderful professional rig. For the rosewood fingerboard, keep your left hand nails fully trimmed to avoid getting hung up on the grain of the wood. This guitar is a complete mind blowing steal for under $800. Made in Mexico affects only the most minor things, like the alignment of the tuners when viewed from the back, not really an issue, but smth you would not expect on a premium model.
Music background: The best guitar player in the world (LOL, aren't we all)
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