Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster
Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster

Road Worn '60s Stratocaster, STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Road Worn Stratocaster series.

iamqman 07/06/2011

Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster : iamqman's user review

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These vintage new guitars are ever increasing in popularity over the last few years. Guitar manufacturers are now producing pre worn guitar that look like the have gone through the ringer right out of the shop. I actually like this idea because the guitars tend to have a nicer feeling neck as the worn feel gives it some soft characteristics and simply feels nice as you run your hand down it.

These guitars are not that expensive either so it makes for a nicely priced guitar that feel right, right out of the box.


Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Finish:

Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Dunlop® 6105 Narrow Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Fretboard: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane Finish
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Tex-Mex™ Single Coil Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tips: Parchment Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm


The tone of these guitars do not change from any other Fender Stratocaster that anyone has ever played. If you have played one American Fender Stratocaster than you know exactly how one sounds. there isn't too much variation of tone between Strats. They either sound like a Strat or they sound like a Strat. You can tell the difference in a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Telecaster, and Fender Stratocaster. They each have their won tone and sound that uniquely their own.

This guitar will work in any environment. They sound good with fender amps and they sound goo with Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers as well as they sound with any Marshall. They sound just flat out amazing to me.


First I would change out the pickups of this guitars as the stock ones are flat out terrible. As most Fender pickups are they sound bright and do not match the qualities of the wood work. It amazes me how poorly built the fender pickups have always been. To me they have never gotten it tight, not once.

At new you can pick this guitar up right around $900, which isn't bad for the price. A nice guitar at a decent price.