I have the Fender American Original '50 Stratocaster Vintage Blonde, I also have the Fender American Pro Sienna Sunburst which is one of the last made with Ash.
The '50s does feel a bit lighter than the AM pro, I think, I've not weighed either of them.
While I think Fender should mention that...
I have a Fender American Original '50's Stratocaster White Blonde which does not come with Gold hardware. I might be wrong but I believe the specs between the two are very similar. Neck is chunky and I prefer slim, but its fine, the guitar is fantastic, the pickup are great.
Well, I ordered one last night, I will have it tomorrow, the dealer is going to Plek it for me. (they do all they sell)
I'm getting a good deal on it, if it doesn't work out I'll sell it on. ( I doubt that will happen)
I will definitely report back here after I have had enough time to access it.