Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster - Black with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Black
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This Brand-new Strat Looks and Feels Like a Vintage Road Warrior!

The Fender Road Worn '50s Strat solidbody electric guitar gives you the looks and feel of a well-loved vintage Stratocaster that's seen plenty of playing action. Strap on the Road Worn '50s Strat and you'll appreciate the 1950s-spec design, complete with a genuine nitrocellulose laquer finish that's worn to perfection - in a brand new package! This Strat features an alder body and a maple neck and fingerboard, and its three single-coil Tex-Mex pickups provide an impressive combination of output and sparkle. If you want a new guitar but prefer the looks and feel of a "broken in" axe, look no further than the Road Worn '50s Strat!

Fender Road Worn '50s Strat Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The looks and feel of a well-loved instrument
  • Classic-sounding pickups with a kick

The looks and feel of a well-loved instrument
Few things in this world have gotten cooler with age than the Stratocaster guitar. Born in the '50s, Strats became even cooler after years of use (and abuse) on the road - morphing over time to look appealingly battered and feel even better than when they were brand new. Fender's new maple fretboard Road Worn '50s Strat delivers that aged look and feel. It's built to look, sound, and feel like it's got more than just a few miles on it! This Stratocaster is designed with 1950s specs, including a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. And this guitar backs up those authentic looks with great playing feel and the kind of tonality you'd expect from a pick-of-the-litter vintage instrument.

Classic-sounding pickups with a kick
Designed to give you the kind of clear, transparent highs you want from a Stratocaster while adding increased output and warmth, Fender's Tex-Mex single-coil pickups add a little kick to your tone when you need it. These classic-looking pickups use Alnico 5 magnets and work just like standard Strat pickups. They provide the perfect complement to this great guitar!

Fender Road Worn '50s Strat Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Black
  • Body: Alder

  • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple 7.25"
  • No. of frets: 21 (6105 narrow jumbo frets)
  • Scale Length: 25.5'
  • Nut width: 1.650"
  • Hardware: Chrome

  • Tuning keys: Fender Vintage-style
  • Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Pickguard: 1-ply white
  • Pickups:Tex Mex Strat Single-coil neck, middle, and bridge pickups
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2

  • Strings: Fender standard tension ST250R, nickel plated steel, gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
The Fender Road Worn '50s Strat puts the looks and feel of a well used vintage instrument in a great-sounding new Stratocaster!

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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 Nitrocellulose lacquer
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Soft V
Fingerboard Material Maple, 7.25" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Synchronized tremolo
Tuners Vintage style tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Tex-Mex single-coil
Middle Pickup Tex-Mex single-coil
Bridge Pickup Tex-Mex single-coil
Controls Master Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0131012306

Customer Reviews

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Over the Moon

I've had many strats over the years and was never completely satisfied with one characteristic or another. This one is the best to date. Extremely comfortable from a playability perspective. The tone is spot on so I don't see any plans for PU upgrades or additional modifications. I've always had fantastic customer service with Sweetwater. Lindsey and her team are great to work with and it is really reassuring knowing that you will receive a quality instrument.

A Great Instrument!!

Very well done Fender! Such a pure pleasure to hear and play. Terrific tones form this great player, The neck and action is to die for (so comfortable) and the worn look is awesome. I've never played anything better in my 40 years of experience with Fender guitars. A great Stratocaster for a great price! Go ahead, pull the trigger.
Music background: Teacher, performer, songwriter, and recording engineer.

my go to strat

To start off the only reason I put 4.5 is I don't believe anything short of David gilmour's infamous black strat would be a full 5 Haha. Ive been a strat player since I started playing in 02' and this one has become my favorite one. I own a 94 us strat with maple neck emg dg-20s etc and a malmsteen clone made from a 96 mim strat. I had to modify both heavily before I found the setup I liked. This guitar was perfect off the rack, in fact the other roadworns I tried were great too but I just have a thing for black strats. I play a little bit of everything, blues, metal, jazz, and this guitar can keep up with my traynor ycv40 and my vox tonelab for the heavier stuff. The finish, or lack there of, lets this guy sing. Even unplugged its great to play on. The neck is nice and thick, most necks ive played are too small and my hand cramps up after an hour or two of playing. I'm in the military so it also been all over the world (nothing like playing some blues in front of your tent on a great strat and a little smokey amp on a quiet desert night lol) and has only slightly detuned enroute.
Music background: Hobbyist
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