Well, I have yet to see any kind of “official” word from Fender, but according to a rather unfinished looking product page on their website the company has a new guitar in the works–the American Vintage 1957 Commemorative Stratocaster.
I think it’s safe to assume the guitar is meant to celebrate the 50-year Anniversary of the release of Fender’s classic ’57 Stratocaster; an instrument so popular that it’s been in continuous re-issue for most of the last decade.
According to the published specs, the ’57 Commemorative Strat will feature a Comfort Contoured Alder body decked out in a “White Blonde” nitrocellulose finish, gold hardware, a trio of Fender’s American Vintage Strat pickups, and a special embossed Commemorative “1957 to 2007” neckplate.
Other features will include a single-piece classic “V” shaped maple neck, maple fretboard with 7.25“ Radius & 21 vintage-style frets, American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, ash tray bridge cover, Fender/Gotoh vintage tuners, and a vintage tweed case.
Pricing has yet to be announced.