#1
Ok, i've been after a Strat with a V neck for ages, finally i find that fender have released a Classic Players 50s strat, they also have a 50s strat as well.

Besides the fret board radius difference (what difference will that make?) and the colour and the fact the Classic Players one was supervised by the custom shop and comes with locking tuners what is better?

I can't find useful comparisons anywhere!

Any help appreciated guys,
J.

Classic Players 50s - http://guitar-village.co.uk/product-detail.asp?id=4695&catid=74&manid=32&quantity=1&product=Fender+Stratocaster+%28Mexico%29+%2750s+Classic+Player%2C+2+Tone+Sunburst%2C+New%2C+Inc%2E+Gigbag
50s - http://guitar-village.co.uk/product-detail.asp?id=3776&catid=74&manid=32&quantity=1&product=Fender+Stratocaster+%28Mexico%29+%2750s+Reissue%2C+Black%2C+New%2C+Inc%2E+Gigbag
#2
The radius is how flat the fretboard is. the higher the number, the flatter it is. the 50's strat will feel more like an actual 50's strat because of the more accurate radius. The player's strat will have better pickups, trem and tuners, but since they are both made in mexico, I'd say the overall build and wood quality would be the same.

I'm actually planning on picking the 50's strat up sometime because i want to swap the pickups, and don't want american fender pickups like the Player strat has. I'm planning on some dimarzio's for some metal tones.

So, if you are planning on chaning the pickups and/or tuners, get the 50's strat, if you want to leave it stock, go for the players. but that being said, the 50's strat will feel more like and actual 50's strat because of the fretboard radius.
#3
So the 50s strat will have a rounder neck then as its 7.25" where as the Classic Players at 9.5" will be flatter?
Last edited by jjbennett at Jun 21, 2007,
#4
Quote by jjbennett
So the 50s strat will have a rounder neck then as its 7.25" where as the Classic Players at 9.5" will be flatter?

Yup.