Fender Stratocaster '54 AVRI Limited Edition 60th Anniversary

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    2014 Limited Edition 1954 American Vintage Reissue Fender Stratocaster in excellent condition. According to Fender, this is the most vintage-correct '54 Strat they've ever made.

    I bought this new in early 2015 as it was the best-sounding Strat I've ever picked up, the custom pickups are amazing! There are still some new ones out there at dealers (see Reverb, etc) for $2,499. It's in excellent condition with very little play time, never left my home. The frets have absolutely no wear, and the neck is not worn in at all. It's practically new, but has one small finish ding as shown in the pictures. The case, certificate, and all case candy is in like-new, collectible condition.

    Price is $1,800 cash local, buyer pays shipping.


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    From Fender:

    For 2014 only, Fender celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world's greatest electric guitar with the limited-edition 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster's very first model year as an "exciting new instrument" with a tone "as new and different as tomorrow," and is reverently crafted with a rich selection of features, appointments and accessories.

    The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar's original 2-Color Sunburst. The one-piece maple neck has a comfortable 1954 profile and date stamp just below the truss rod adjustment nut, topped by a 7.25"-radius fingerboard with rolled edges and 21 vintage frets. Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice, with five-way switching complemented by an included optional three-way switch for original wiring. The guitar also features a single-ply white pickguard and white polystyrene control knobs, bone nut and round string tree, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge with six "patent pending" saddles, vintage tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.

    Special extras and accessories include a vintage-design single-stitch center-pocket tweed case; replica polishing cloth, cable, black leather strap and bridge cover; extra tremolo springs (two), and reproduction 1954 paperwork. Each guitar will come with a 1954 Anniversary Strat® Certificate. Available only during 2014 in a limited edition of 1,954 guitars.

    • Body Material: Ash Body
    • Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
    • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple Neck
    • Finish:Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
    • Neck Shape:Vintage "C"
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard: Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • Fret Size: Vintage-Style String
    • Nut: Bone
    • Nut Width:1.625" (41.3 mm)
    • Position Inlays: Black Dot
    • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust Truss Rod
    • Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
    • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    • Bridge Cover: Includes Chrome
    • Vintage-Style Tweed Case
     
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    The only trade I'll consider is for a Gibson ES-335.
     
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    $1,700 + fees bump.
     
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    Bump
     
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    $1,650 + fees bump, come and get it! Great guitar for all of you Strat lovers right here :).
     
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    Bump!

    Just thinking about it based on the last three times I've shipped a guitar, my absolute lowest total price, Paypal'd and shipped CONUS, is:

    $1,670

    Come and get her!
     
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    That's nice, Really nice .... How fat is the neck ??? Just for Giggles what 335 are you liking ????
     
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    If you're seriously interested I could take neck measurements later, but I'll have to get some calipers. It's certainly fatter than the American Standards or whatever they're called, but also definitely a C-shaped neck. It's sort of a neck for us Les Paul players, which is why I liked it so much to begin with (though more of a R9 or R0 than a R8, if you know what I mean).

    Lots of threads about them at other forums, not sure how to describe it exactly as I'm not a big Fender guy:

    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/60th-anniversary-54-strat-vs-56-avri-neck.386476/

    To be honest, I'm not really looking for a trade, but I've had a few PMs. The only trade I'd really consider would be for some kind of block inlay ES-335, but don't have my eye on anything in particular. It would have to be a trade that favored me, frankly.
     
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    OK, I borrowed some calipers from work and have neck measurements. Don't know if I'm doing it right; I'm just moving the strings out of the way and measuring the thickness of the neck from the top of the fingerboard to the back of the neck:

    1st fret: 0.88"
    12th fret: 1.0"

    So that's one of the thicker necks for a Strat. I've played a few of these, and they're all like this, I think modeled after a particular 1954 Strat iirc. It's extremely comfortable (to me) and is about the size of a R9, definitely smaller than a R8.
     
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    Bump, this here is the real deal:



    You'd better believe that if I could play a Strat half as well as this guy (or just as well as I can play a Les Paul), I'd be keeping it. I've just never gotten on with Strats, unfortunately. It's Teles and Les Pauls for me; life's tough!
     
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    Bump, this is a very light weight Strat, I might take it to a post office scale this weekend.
     
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    After Christmas bump.
     
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    Just played this again today, this is a fantastic sounding Stratocaster!
     
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