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2014 60th Anniversary FSR???

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  1. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Strat-O-Master

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    I have a pair of these in Aztec Gold. American Standard with Fat 50s pickups. All around great Strats.

    I read somewhere that Fender made 2000 of these in Aztec Gold and 2000 in Olympic White, but I have never seen a white one.

    Perhaps I have seen a white one but didn't know it, because I already have a few Olys' and didn't feel compelled to pull one down off the wall to play it.

    Has anyone else seen a 60th Anniversary American Standard FSR in Olympic White? Or any other colors?

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    They are just a 2014 FSR from Fender's 50th Anniversary year - every Fender guitar got that special neck plate that year, for the 60th Anniversary of the Strat.....

    They are not a special anniversary model....

    The only '60th anniversary' models are the limited edition ones, the one I know of in 2014 was a sunburst 1954 style Strat with gold hardware, of which I believe 1954 were made, and I think there was also a production model made in higher numbers that was also for the 60th anniversary.....but they were also sunburst....

    The 2014 regular production American Standard Strats exist in Olympic White and many other colors....

    https://massstreetmusic.com/products/fender-am-std-oly-2014
     
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    What he said, and you can call Fender customer service at 480-596-7195 with your serial number and they'll tell you exactly what you have.
     
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  4. JayFreddy

    JayFreddy Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Fender confirmed that there were a Fender Special Run, with 2037 made in Aztec Gold and roughly 2000 made in Olympic White.

    He also said that the number in any given run "was kind of arbitrary".

    Now I'm curious as to how many 2014 American Standards were made in other colors.
     
  5. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    What you are referring to is the Commemorative run done by the Custom Shop.

    What you show in the picture is the 2014 MIA FSRs. They only made them in two colors Mystic Aztec Gold w/maple, and Vintage White w/rosewood.

    I love mine! :)

    [EDIT]. Btw, all 2014 MIA Standards came with that 60th Anniversary neck plate. ;)

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    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

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    None of the 1954 "1954 sunburst Strats" made in 2014 had gold hardware. The re-issues were very true to the original issue, when sunburst was all that was available, and gold hardware was not an option.
    Sonny will back me up on this.
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's not easy to keep straight. I copied this from the Premier Guitar article from that year.

    https://www.premierguitar.com/blogs...-the-stratocaster-with-limited-edition-models


    Scottsdale, AZ (January 27, 2014) -- For 2014 only, Fender celebrates the diamond jubilee of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the limited-edition 60th Anniversary American Vintage 1954 Stratocaster. This special guitar honors the Stratocaster’s very first model year as an “exciting new instrument” with a tone “as new and different as tomorrow,” and is reverently crafted with a rich selection of features, appointments and accessories.

    The two-piece ash body features a side seam and a flash-coat lacquer finish in the guitar’s original two-color Sunburst. The one-piece maple neck has a comfortable 1954 profile and date stamp just below the truss rod adjustment nut, topped by a 7.25”- radius fingerboard with rolled edges and 21 vintage frets. Three new 1954 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a singing original-era voice, with five-way switching complemented by an included optional three-way switch for original wiring. The guitar also features a single-ply white pickguard and white polystyrene control knobs, bone nut and round string tree, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge with six “patent pending” saddles, vintage tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.

    Special extras and accessories include a vintage-design single-stitch center-pocket tweed case; replica polishing cloth, cable, black leather strap and bridge cover; extra tremolo springs (two), and reproduction 1954 paperwork. Available during 2014 only in a limited edition of 1,954 guitars, the first four of which feature a special 60th anniversary “1st 54” engraved neck plate and certificate.

    Fender’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster is also available in 2014 only, and is a beautifully crafted U.S.-made instrument that celebrates six decades of the world’s greatest electric guitar. Fine features and appointments include an ash body with a comfortably contoured heel, three special-design 1954 single-coil Strat® pickups, a compound-radius fingerboard, gold hardware, custom-engraved neck plate and headstock ingot, and a beautiful 2-color Sunburst gloss finish.

    Other premium features include a maple neck with modern "C” profile and satin finish, maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black pearloid inlays, Micro-Tilt™ neck adjustment mechanism, five-way pickup switching and “no-load” tone control for middle and bridge pickups, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles, and deluxe tuners with white pearloid buttons. Includes vintage-style tweed case with embroidered 60th anniversary logo, strap and strap locks, cable, polishing cloth and special commemorative book.

    Fender celebrates the diamond anniversary of the world’s greatest electric guitar with the 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster This model features a distinctively classic ’50s era combination of a Desert Sand gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish with gold hardware and a gold anodized aluminum pickguard. Other premium features include an alder body; maple neck with “soft V” profile, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish and vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment; maple fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 21 medium jumbo frets; three American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups with five-way switching; aged white control knobs; two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style stamped steel saddles; and vintage-style locking tuners. Pro series hardshell tweed case and special commemorative book included.

    The Squier by Fender 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe ‘50s Stratocasterguitar celebrates six decades of the world’s greatest electric guitar with a truly gilded model featuring Aztec Gold gloss finish and gold hardware. Other features include a maple neck with a comfortable “modern C” profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, three custom vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching, three-ply parchment pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles, and vintage-style tuners.
     
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    A white one paired with a gold anodized pickguard and one of those would make a tasty pair.
     
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    Oh, I remember those. I’d buy one of those in the gold or the white. They’re great looking guitars.

    It was weird when those came out because they came out in 2014 and in about 2015 or so, they appeared from time to time on Craigslist, the Am Standard and the Classic 50’s. every couple of months one would pop up for sale at a reasonable price and then nothing. I haven’t seen one come up since about 2015.

    I feel the GAS coming on for that CP50’s. If one of those 60’s anniversary CP50’s comes up in the desert sand nitro, I’ll jump on that.
     
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    There is a gold 2014 FSR like mine on my local Craigslist, here in Dallas TX. The guy is asking $1200, which I think is too high.

    I got mine for $800 each, and they're both minty.

    American Standards seem to go for around $800 in good condition these days, so I thought $800 was a good price considering the condition and limited finish.

    Unfortunately the one here on CL has the caveat, "Low ballers will be blocked and ignored".

    With the high asking price and the grumpy attitude, I suspect it's all for show, to show the wife, and that it's not actually for sale.

    I'm thinking top dollar would be around $1000, but of course, it depends a lot on local market conditions.

    Prices in Dallas tend to be lower than the rest of the country because we have two big annual guitar shows here, and several smaller ones.

    Personally I think $800 for a used Standard is a bit steep, but I accept that the days of $500 - 600 American Strats are behind us...
     
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    This is at Guitar Center online right now... a Brand new 2014 MIA FSR Standard in Mystic Aztec Gold. I would by this in a heartbeat if I was in the market, even for the price listed! Shoot, I'm having a real hard time not jumping on this... Ohhhh the GAS!! :D

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/F...aster-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-115364928.gc
     
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    I was under the impression that 2000 was a smaller than usual number for a standard production run, but these seem to be popping up all over the place lately!

    I do not remember seeing these in 2014, but in addition to mine, I've seen three others in just the last month. Maybe it's just because I have my eyes open for them now.

    Oncw you see one, they're kind of hard to miss!
     
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    It goes in spurts, lol. Like first all I seen were the Vintage Whites, and it was the Aztec Golds that were non-existent... lately it's been the other way around.

    A lot of folks bought these FSRs up thinking they'd be worth big $$ down the road. 5 years later, they're dumping them for less than what they paid for them. Brand new they were $1,199 and even today if you can find them in NEW (NOS) condition for the original sale price, it's a bargain in my book.

    The 2012-2016 MIA Standards are still my modern favorites. Finding the FSRs just makes it better ;)
     
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