What are all the American 50s-style series that Fender has made?

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  1. dscottyg

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    Of course there’s the American Original 50s being made now. I know there were different years of American Vintage Reissue 56, 58, and 59. What other 50s-style American-made Strats has Fender put out? I’d love to know all the options to choose from.
     
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    If we're talking USA reissues,the first ones came out in 1982 as the 57 reissue(along with the 62 reissue with Rosewood fretboard and 3 ply pickguard).These were made in the Fullerton plant until around 1984-85 when Fender got sold to Fender music instrument corporation and production resumed in the new Corona plant in 1986.They continued making the the 57 and 62 reissues.In 1998 they revised the models to be more vintage correct....sleeker body carve and V shape neck for the 57 reissue and period correct pickup materials(Formvar wire).These 57 and 62 reissues(known as AVRI...American Vintage reissue) were made until 2012 when Fender introduced the Pure vintage series (56,59 and 65 along with the limited 54 reissue model)which were meant to be reverse engineered replicas of the originals(year specific pickup design and electronics,flash coat paint process with no Polyester undercoat ect)and these were made until 2017 and in my opinion the finest USA reissues ever made on par with the Custom shop reissues.They replaced those in 2017 with the current American original series which are very nice guitars similar to the 1998-2012 ones but with larger neck shaped and modern 9.5 radius and larger fretwire.
     
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    The 60th Anniversary Classic Player is one. Nitro body and neck finish, 57/62 pickups. I could do without the gold, but I like mine.
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    That is a great compendium of Fender American-made vintage 50s Strats. Thanks. I think I should get one of the American Original 50s since I love the look and sound of the vintage but prefer the 9.5 radius and easier frets. I just wish they had a tinted neck like my Vintage Hot Rod 52 Tele.
     
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    The classic player 50s, the AO 50s, the 59, 59 maple board, the 58 special run, the 57, the 57 Hot rod, the 50s Hot Rod, the 56 AVRI, the 54 special run, the thin skin 57....

    These are just the ones that come to mind, and I have owned.
     
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    The CP 50's - sweet guitar!
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    The Classic Player series were not American.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Not American.
     
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    Dude, you might as well ask us the names of all the Greek gods.

    This is a mass production icon ur talking about 50s reissues probably stared in the damn 40s.

    Seriously though, the recent 50s Originals are monsters. I'm a mids 60s guy all the way, but t h at guitar made me drool on my tie.
     
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    @Ebidis you are correct some how I must have missed the USA production notation. Thing is his classic player anniversary reminded me of mine, and I was distracted.
     
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    The CP 50s also has a very non-50s bridge and switching.
     
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    Hi, just to name a few, factory and made in USA. But there also other limited editions and all Custom Shop models
    And about Vintage and American Vintage history:
     
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    Not to mention the 54 reissue of 1954 made
     
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    oops duplicate post
     
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    You are right, just added to the list
     
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    I think the ej fits into 50s strat pretty well.

    and has a few 50s features many do not.
     
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    Update. I just got an American Original 50s. So far, I’m loving it.
     
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