Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition

Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition
Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition
Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition
Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition
Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition

Fender - Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition

AED. 8,500.00

Take It From The Top

The Fender Stratocaster, simply known as the ‘Strat’, has unquestionably been one of the most influential and iconic electric guitars ever made. Since its release in 1954, no other guitar has made quite the same impact on popular musical culture and iconography.

To celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary in 2004, Fender produced four limited edition commemorative Stratocaster models distinct from the standard production line models. These were the Custom Shop 1954 replica, the 50th Anniversary American Deluxe, the 50th Anniversary American Series, and the 50th Anniversary Golden Stratocaster. We are delighted to offer the stunning and distinctive 50th Anniversary American Deluxe model.

Special Features

Loaded with unique features, this Strat is definitely a show-stopper. Unlike the vast majority of American Standard and Deluxe Stratocasters, which have alder bodies, this one is made of ash, emulating the very early 1950s Stratocasters. The body has a very balanced weight, gorgeous wood grain and lovely natural resonance. Tasteful 2-tone sunburst makes the look truly iconic.

Fretboard edges are nicely rolled in for comfort, fretboard dot markers are dark abalone and the logo is chrome. Schaller locking tuners make string change a breeze and also create a more rigid contact between the string and post, increasing sustain and helping with tuning. The neck boasts a very attractive, flame maple figuring. Recessed neck plate and neck heel design allows for easier access to higher frets. Electric voice is provided by the "crème de la crème" of Fender USA pickups.

Additionnal special features: compound radius fretboard, dark abalone fret markers, chrome headstock logo, 50th anniversary logo on neck plate and scratchplate, gold hardware, schaller strap locks, locking tuners

Other Specifications Include

  • Year: 2004
  • Colour: 2-tone sunburst
  • Pickguard: 1-ply aged white
  • Neck: C-shape maple neck, micro-tilt neck mechanism
  • Fretboard: Maple, 9.5-inch-14-inch compound radius, dark abalone markers
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Tuners: Schaller deluxe locking tuners, gold finish
  • Body: Ash, original hsh body routing, full body cavity shielding
  • Bridge: Modern 2 pivot style tremolo, high-mass steel saddles, tapered steel block, snug-fit pop-in tremolo arm
  • Pickups: Fender pure vintage 69 neck pickup, Fender Custom Shop Texas special middle pickup (rwrp), Fender Custom Shop fat 50s bridge pickup
  • Wiring: Oak USA 5-way switch, cts USA a250k pots, orange drop capacitor, switchcraft output jack

All standard production line Stratocasters produced in the anniversary year of 2004 were fitted with commemorative neck plates, which acted as a magnet for scammers. However, these alone do not make the guitars genuine 50th Anniversary models. Apart from the neck plate, these standard production line guitars are no different from those produced in 2003 or 2005. Many sellers now try to pass off standard production line American Deluxe and American Series Stratocasters as 'Limited Edition 50th Anniversary models' merely on the strength of the commemorative neck plates.

  • Wear: play wear on the scratchplate, extra string tree hole on the headstock
  • What to look for when buying a 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster :
  • Colour - MUST be two-color sunburst, no other colour is genuine.
  • Neck/fretboard - MUST be maple, NOT rosewood.
  • Hardware - MUST be gold-plated.
  • Neck plate - 50th Anniversary etched plate.
  • Pickguard - Single-ply parchment with laser-etched logo, NOT 3-ply white/black/white or any other colour.
  • Pickups - SCNs with S1 switch system, in 3 single coils configuration only, NOT HSS.
  • Case - oblong tweed case with crushed gold lining, NOT black molded case.
  • Fender inspection card - this should state the 'part' or model number 0112004803, together with the guitar's serial number (standard production line models will show different 'part numbers').​​​​​​​

Shop the Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary American Deluxe now at Art of Guitar online, or dropin to the Art of Guitar store in Dubai today to try one out for yourself.