The Fender Classic series is a range of Stratocasters and Telecasters that as Fender themselves put it offer 'Vintage instruments for the Modern player'. The Strat and Tele have been a hit with guitarists since their introduction in the mid 1950's, and here Fender successfully capture some of the magic from era's past, specifically the 50's 60's and the 70's. In the 50's the guitars of that time had finishes inspired by the colours of the popular cars, something Fender has emulated well here without the finish discolouring over time. This by gone era influence extends to the pick-ups, the neck shape and the scratch plates, with each guitar drawing it's design from the era it's emulating, however these modern relics don't have the reliability issues that previous models in the aforementioned decades often suffered. Fender have once again looked to the past to shape the future, giving us a range of retro guitars with the distinctive Fender tone!