Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster - Sonic Blue with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Custom Single-coil Pickups - Sonic Blue
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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 "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 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.

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-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:
  • Body: Alder
  • Sonic Blue (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: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • 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!

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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 Sonic Blue
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 blade pickup switch
Strings Fender Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0141100372

Customer Reviews

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Best Strat I've owned.

I bought one in 2012 and haven't put it down since. I own or have owned several Fender models ranging from Amererican Vintage to American Standard and I would say this Strat is equal or even better than all of them. Whether you're on a budget or not this Strat will not dissapoint.

Best Strat ever owned in 30 years!

I've owned over 12 starts from 1979 until now, and this strat is by far the finest made, sounding and playing guitar fender has ever made! The best thing about it is the neck profile. I don't know what the other reviews are talking about when that say that it has a chunky neck profile, because it has one of the nicest thin line pattern thin necks in any strat I've ever owned or seen! I love the neck so much because of the nice thin line pattern that it sports. I did have to change the pick ups to Seymour Duncan quarter pounders, but the stock ones were nice. I just have always played Seymours for 30 years in every guitar I own. The key to this starts awesomeness is the, "Custom Shop Designed" plate on the back. These CSD starts are better than any american made strat. I wouldn't trade it for any American Strat. And, I just bought the new American Professional in olympic white, and it was very nice, but not ever close to my MIM Custom Shop!
Music background: Professional, studio session musician

Great Value

First 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. 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!
Music background: Hobbyist of 17 yrs

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

Better than my American Standard

This guitar was such a brilliant surprise. This thing does not feel like an imported guitar whatsoever. The build quality is far superior to my '06 American Standard in almost every way. It's just solid as a rock. The neck is chunky but very comfortable and very smooth and the '69 pickups give you that classic chimey, sparkly strat tone. Don't be fooled by the MIM watermark on the back of the headstock. This guitar is an absolute steal for the price.
Music background: Live Musician
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars