Fender's Vintera '60s Stratocaster is a faithful reproduction of golden-age Fender Stratocasters. This guitar packs the best qualities from the decade into one affordable model. You'll be pleased with the great feel of the vintage-style tremolo bridge that's equally suited to surf as it is to blues and rock. The 3-ply pickguard comes loaded with Tim Shawâ€“designed '60s pickups and a 5-way blade switch. Modeled after the pickups of the 1960s, Tim Shaw's '60s pickups have just enough spank to be dangerous. The neck's "C" carve feels great in your hands, and the vintage-style frets play extremely smoothly. We know you'll love the Fender Vintera '60s Stratocaster as much as we do at Leaseville.
Designed as a tribute to the golden era of Stratocasters, Tim Shaw's '60s pickups sound as good as this Strat looks. The pickups feature period-correct plain enamel wire and staggered Alnico 5 pole pieces. You'll love the very slight bite that these pickups add to the traditional spanky Stratocaster sound. The pickguard also comes loaded with a 5-way switch so you can access all the iconic Fender tones your ears desire.
The Vintera '60s Stratocaster stays true to its vintage roots with classic tonewoods. The lightweight alder body and maple neck combine to make a bright and resonant body that's been loved by players for decades. Instead of the classic rosewood board, Fender has used pau ferro to add depth and warmth to the sound. Brighter than rosewood but warmer than ebony, pau ferro is the newest classic Fender fretboard material.
The Vintera Series offers Fenderâ€™s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the â€™50s to the â€™70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shawâ€“designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Sweetwater have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fenderâ€™s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.