2020 Fender Mexico Vintera '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Yup, this is a great Strat. Fender MIM got it right with this series. It handles like an old '60s Strat, sounds like one, and also looks killer in this bluish surf green finish with its mint green pickguard. The neck is pretty-much spot-on for the era, too, with a tight radius and C-shaped profile. It feels like home for a Fender fan used to '60s necks.

I know there are folks who aren't into the pau ferro fretboards on these newer Fenders, but I like the look and feel -- it's a little more ruddy-brown over Indian rosewood's purple-brown. When I've bought custom necks from Warmoth, I usually specify for pau ferro if I want a rosewood-like board just because I like the way it looks -- it reminds me of the creamier orange-brown rosewood used by Regal in the '30s and '40s.

This guy is pretty clean but has a little light pickwear on the pickguard and mild playwear in the body. I would call it "shopworn" if anything as it's a newish guitar with just mild play in it.

Repairs included: adjustments and setup.

Body wood: alder

Bridge: stamped saddles vintage

Fretboard: pau ferro

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 3x original "vintage-style '60s" single coils

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: slim-medium C

Board radius: 7 1/4"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium/narrow

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 12 3/4"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 7 lbs 15 oz

Condition notes: it's pretty clean with only the lightest playwear through the body but a mild amount of pickwear on the pickguard.

It comes with: a gigbag and some original sales materials.