July 23, 2004
Since beginning its celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stratocaster
guitar in January of this year, Fender has seen sales of this instrument
exceed all expectations. In addition to consumer demand for its three commemorative
models–the Custom Shop 1954 Stratocaster, American Deluxe 50th Anniversary
Stratocaster and American Series Stratocaster guitars–sales for all Stratocaster
guitars and related products have gone up.
Continuing with it's year long celebration of the most influential electric
guitar in history, Fender announced the introduction of the 50th Anniversary
Golden Stratocaster guitar at the Summer NAMM show. This new commemorative
model is based on the popular Classic Series '50s Stratocaster guitar, and
fittingly, it will come with an Aztec Gold finish, gold hardware, gold anodized
pickguard and a deluxe 50th Anniversary vintage tweed gig bag.
The 50th Anniversary Golden Stratocaster guitar will only be available until
December 31st, 2004. Additional features include a 1950's style maple neck
with soft “V” shaped profile, vintage tremolo bridge and tuning machines, 21
Frets and 3 vintage style single-coil pickups with staggered Alnico magnet
US MSRP is $999.99.
For more information, visit their web site at www.fender.com