1954 FenderStratocaster – Sunburst

This 1954 Fender Stratocaster in Sunburst is an incredible instrument and a fantastic example of the first production year of Stratocasters! It was undoubtedly used but well taken care of, with fretboard wear and light wear throughout the body. The resonance of this particular piece is ridiculous. Amped up, these three well-balanced pickups can cover a wide range of tones. The knobs and switch tip were changed at some point and now feature the correct style “short skirt” and “football” switch tip to maintain the 1954 look. Aside from replaced knobs and switch tip, all other components, including the frets, are original. At some point, polka dots were hand painted on the pickguard and front of the headstock. These have since been removed, and their absence is only visible under blacklight.  

Overall Condition: 9, fretboard play wear, light body wear


  • Finish Details: Great Condition, fretboard wear, edgewear on body, with light marks and dings throughout the instrument, forearm wear and marks, previously mentioned dots on headstock
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 5.22K M: 5.29K B: 5.16K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Good Condition, original except for knobs and switch tip, patina on metal components, previously mentioned dots on pickguard, original bakelite pickup covers in good shape
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Later 1950s Tweed Case with Red lining, brown leather strap

Sku: F094

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