Fender Begins Celebration of 70 Years of the Iconic Stratocaster with All-New Models

2024 marks the 70th Anniversary of the introduction of Leo Fender’s most iconic and innovative creation: the Fender Stratocaster® guitar. In celebration of 70 years of musical excellence, Fender is releasing a collection of limited edition models and anniversary color options. These exceptional instruments encapsulate the essence of its storied history and relentless commitment to cutting-edge innovation. The 70th Anniversary Stratocaster guitars pay homage to the legacy of the iconic Stratocaster seamlessly blending the timeless essence of history with the spirit of the modern musician.

The 70th Anniversary celebration is planned to extend throughout 2024, with additional news and releases from Fender and the Fender Custom Shop. Stay tuned for ongoing updates and special releases that will continue to mark this significant milestone.

Just in time for the holidays, Fender is granting players early access to the celebration and introducing six anniversary models:
70th Anniversary Player Stratocaster®
70th Anniversary American Professional II Stratocaster®
Player Stratocaster® NEW COLOR
American Professional Stratocaster® NEW COLOR

70th Anniversary Player Stratocaster® :

  • Maple Modern “C” Neck 
  • Alder Body, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pure Vintage ‘59 Single-Coil Strat® (Bridge, Middle, Neck) Pickups 
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets 
  • Black Stratocaster®-Style Skirt Control Knobs 
  • Deluxe Gig Bag Included 
  • Available in Nebula Noir

70th Anniversary American Professional II Stratocaster®:

  • Maple Deep “C” Neck 
  • Flame Maple Top over Alder Body, Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 70th Anniversary V-Mod II Single-Coil Strat® (Bridge, Middle, Neck) Pickups
  • 22 Narrow Tall Frets 
  • Aged White Control Knobs 
  • Deluxe Molded Hardshell Gig Bag Included
  • Available in Comet Burst 

Player Stratocaster® 

  • Alder body with gloss finish
  • Three Player Series single-coil Stratocaster® pickups
  • "Modern C"-shaped neck profile
  • Maple Fingerboard, or Pau Ferro Fingerboard 
  • 9.5"-radius fingerboard
  • 2-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles
  • Now available in a new color option, Anniversary 2-Color Sunburst

American Professional Stratocaster®

  • Three V-Mod II single-coil Stratocaster® pickups
  • Upgraded 2-Point Tremolo with Cold-Rolled Steel Block
  • Deep "C"-shaped neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges
  • Maple Fingerboard, or Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easy bending
  • Treble bleed circuit maintains highs when reducing volume
  • Includes Deluxe Molded hardshell case
  • Now available in a new color option, Anniversary 2-Color Sunburst

All six models are available now on Fender.com and participating dealer sites. 

To learn more and view product descriptions, click HERE.

Product and lifestyle images of the 70th Anniversary Stratocaster Models can be found HERE.