Used Guitars & Basses

Used Fender Stratocaster Guitars

Written by Jazz Brown

Used Fender Stratocaster Guitars. Known worldwide for its charismatic feel and deep tone, the Fender Stratocaster is definitely one of the most admired and imitated guitars to this day. Fender being one of the two founders of the electric guitar itself, the other being Gibson; first introduced the Stratocaster in 1954. What makes this such an impressive instrument is that throughout its half a century existence, there have been only a few minor changes to the model itself. They got it right the first time around, making the Fender Stratocaster a legend. No wonder it has been the guitar of preference for amazingly talented musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Iron Maiden, Stevie Ray Vaughn, this list could go on for days. Its versatility allows musicians of any style to adapt it into their music.

From country to metal, rock or blues, punk or grunge, the Fender Stratocaster has its place. The tone is unique to say the least with a nice warm feeling on the neck pickup and a tighter bright tone on the bridge pickup. The floating bridge seems to never give up no matter how hard or often you use the tremolo, which seems to happen with a lot of other guitars. The Fender Stratocaster just feels right; it has a certain mystical vibe to it, which never seems to disappear no matter how often you play it. Color options are seemingly endless, giving the guitarist the possibility to customize his own guitar making it absolutely unique. Changing pick guards or pickups are also a great way to give a very personal touch to this beauty. Fingers glide perfectly across the fret board with such ease and precision due to the very high quality rosewood used and the strings seem to bend forever.

60’s Custom Player Stratocaster in as-new condition.

  • Designed by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Greg Fessler
  • Body Finish: Polyester Gloss Color: Sonic Blue
  • Neck Material: Maple,
  • Bolt-on Neck Shape: C Radius:
  • 12″ Radius Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid dots
  • Number of Frets: 21,
  • Medium Jumbo Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Nut Width: 1.650″
  • Tailpiece: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style 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 master volume, 1 x tone (neck), 1 x tone (middle), 5-way blade pickup switch.

Unlike other guitar brands, the tone knobs on the Fender Stratocaster affect the sounds tremendously. The low bridge allows the strings to just slightly hover over each fret taking a lot of pressure off the fingers. Just listening to some of the greats such as David Gilmour from Pink Floyd play his Fender Stratocaster proves how intense this instrument can be for even professionals. In fact, the Stratocaster played an enormous role in the birth of rock and roll. Even The Beatles had their Stratocasters back in the sixties. This Californian masterpiece has been around for over fifty years and will without any doubt be around for another fifty.