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50th Anniversary Golden Stratocaster
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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 pole pieces.

US MSRP is $999.99.

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