Fender 1954 Strat Reissue – 50th Anniversary Model



Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, the Fender Custom Shop has faithfully recreated a limited release 1954 Stratocatser guitar.  Each guitar is master built at Fenders world renowned “Dream Factory” in Corona, California and features custom reproduction original 1954 pickups, original “U” shape maple neck, original finish and body contours and an accurate reproduction of the original guitar strap shipped in 1954.

True to the original instruments are several other features.  Here for the first time since 1954 are the unique knobs, switch tip, pickguard, tremolo cover plate and pickup covers that have been retooled and manufactured using the exact formulas and materials.

Also included are the original, then Patent Pending, bridge saddles which have been replicated even though Fender has long owned the patents for these parts.  Finally rounding out the package is a replica of the form-fit case shipped with the originals in 1954.

2004 build date

Model Name: 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster®
Model Number: 015-1954-(803)
Series: Limited Edition Series

Body: Comfort Contoured Premium Ash Body with Off-Center Seam
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, U-Shape,
(Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: Genuine Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
Pickguard: 1-Ply White PVA, (8 Hole)
Pickups: 3 New Custom Shop Vintage 1954 Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickups with Alnico 3 Magnets, FormVar Coated Copper Wire and White ABS Covers
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Middle Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) – and also Bridge per luthier modification
Colors: (803) 2-Color Sunburst,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Other Features: Each Instrument is Master-Built with Builder Logo on Back of headstock,
U- Shape Maple Neck,
Serialized Round-Hole PVA Back Tremolo Cover Plate,
White ABS Knobs and Rounded Pickup Covers,
Single “Button” String Tree,
Black Face and Side Dot Position Inlays,
Vintage Styling,
Built with a Closet Classic Finish; as if Bought New in 1954 and Played a Few Times a Year and then Put Carefully Away. Has a Few Small Dings, Checked Finish, Oxidized Hardware and Aged Plastic Parts.
6lbs 15 oz




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