Goldie: Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster

A few days ago I wrote about my 25yrs old Fender ‘Blackie’ guitar. Yesterday while travelling to Hamburg I was reading the actual issue #388 of Guitarist including the ‘gear of the year’ where I found a love at first sight Fender Stratocaster… the Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster in colour ‘Desert Sand’… a ‘Golden Heart’.

Yay! Today on my 44th birthday I made myself a birthday present… one of those limited 60th anniversary ‘Goldie’ strats with the following specs:

Model Name: 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Desert Sand

Model Number: 0140602789
Series: Classic Player
Advertised Price: $999.99
Color: Desert Sand

Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft “V”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Bridge Pickup: Original ’57/’62 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Original ’57/’62 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Original ’57/’62 Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Stamped Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Locking
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic

Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: 60th Anniversary Medallion on Back of Headstock, Engraved 4-Bolt 60th Anniversary Neckplate, Vintage Tint Neck, Single “Wing” String Tree, Gold Anodized Aluminum Backplate, Vintage-Style Strap Buttons, Commemorative Fender® Stratocaster® Guitar 60th Anniversary Book.