Classic '50s

Classic '50s

Features

The body is a two piece Alder, finished in polyester. The Maple neck is finished with a Vintage tint. The fingerboard is in Maple with a 7.25 Radius (184 mm). 21 frets. The 1-ply pickguard is white and rather cheap. There are different available colors: 2-color Sunburst, Daphne Blue, Black, Fiesta Red and Surf Green.

Hardware

3 single-coils, Vintage Style, with staggered Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces. The covers are aged. The bridge is a Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo while Machine Heads are Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines. Hardware is chrome. One knob for the Volume and two knobs for the Tone. The first controls the neck pickup, while the second the middle. The switching system is to 5-positions.

A substitution is necessary

The acoustic sound is excellent. This is always an important parameter to estimate the quality. Woods are of good quality and this is the most important thing. Hardware and electronics can be changed without problems. Let's say immediatly that the tone is not what you expect from a Stratocaster. It is a bit too much poor. The instrument has a low signal and working with controls doesn't help. There is an important lack of sustain. You can clearly hear it. But i have to say that, searching on the Web, i could read some interesting things about the original pickups. They are not good, and you can hear it as soon as you start playing. Like i said before, the most important thing is the wood quality and the Classic '50s has good woods. So, if you buy this guitar, it's better if you search it used, then change the electronics and, i'm sure, you will obtain a good result.

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