FENDER 50th ANNIVERSARY 1954 STRATOCASTER

  • Fender 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster electric guitar

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2004

The Fender 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster was made in 2004 only to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster. This model was a Masterbuilt instrument made by the  Fender Custom Shop and aimed to be a more faithful reissue than previous Custom shop '54 reissues. They duplicated the original 1954 parts (from Richard Smith's Stratocaster #0100) as closely as possible, including knobs, pickup covers, pickups, pickguard and even the switch tip. The original templates were used for jack-plate holes, the tremolo cover plate with round holes, pickguard dies, and the fiber dies. They even hand-stamped the serial number on the tremolo cover plate and used the vintage correct font on the control knobs.

The Custom Shop 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster has a nitrocellulose-lacquered, sunburst, two piece ash body; one-piece maple neck with 25.5 inch scale length and 7.25 inch radius. The tremolo has the original style ash tray cover.  Hardware is nickel/chrome. The instrument is aged to "closet classic" specifications - meant to simulate the ageing of an original 1954 Strat played a few times and then kept carefully in a cupboard for 50 years (has a few small dings, checked finish, oxidized hardware and aged plastic parts).

At least 150 were made.
 

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Electronics

Pickups brand and modelFender Custom Shop pickup(s)
Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

General

Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body materialash body
Body styleStratocaster style
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetremolo bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialabalone fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialmaple fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets21 fret

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch

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