This Fender Masterbuilt 1954 Stratocaster Reissue is an authentic homage to one of the most iconic electric guitars of all time. This example was handmade by the late great Fender Masterbuilder John English. The guitar was released in 2004 for the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster, and has the feel and vibe of a vintage original.
This ‘54 reissue Strat has a 2-tone sunburst over an Ash body, and sports custom 1954 Alnico 3 pickups, wound to period correct specifications. The U-shaped maple neck was crafted with vintage-style frets, and will feel familiar to vintage guitar fans. The result is quintessential Fender Strat tone. From the bright twang of the bridge pickup, to the warm bluesy sounds of the neck pickup, this guitar is packed with tonal versatility. As was the case with the original, this guitar comes with the 3-way selector switch. Classic out-of-phase tones can still be achieved by carefully placing the switch in the in-between positions, an old trick used by Strat players for decades.
The nitro finish has light finish checking from the factory, without any of the more severe relic work seen on other vintage reproductions. This pre-owned guitar is in excellent pre-owned condition and comes with a tweed case, as well as a vintage reproduction of the original “poodle” case.
- 50th Anniversary Masterbuilt Stratocaster
- Built by John English in 2004
- Ash body with 2-color sunburst
- Maple neck and fretboard
- Fender nickel vintage style tuners
- White pick guard
- 1 5/8" nut width
- 25.5" scale length
- Lightly relic'd finish
- Excellent condition
- Tweed case and vintage reproduction of the original 'poodle case'