Fender American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster

By September 3, 20122012, New Release
Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster

The Fender American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster takes you straight back to mid-1956, when the model was still new and when what is quite possibly the most prized and popular neck ever affixed to the instrument first appeared — a thick one-piece maple neck with a soft “V” shape, comfortably rounded edges and a then-new butterfly string tree on the headstock. Such meticulous authenticity even extends to the single-ply white pickguard with eight holes, lightweight alder body (ash on white blonde) with deep contours, and vintage-accurate pickups (alnico 3 pickups debuted in 1956), bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster

Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster

Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender’s roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from.

Fender American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster features:

  • Body: Ash (Aged White Blonde), Alder (2-Color Sunburst & Black)
  • Neck Shape: Thick Soft “V” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25″ (18.41 cm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: New American Vintage ’56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Middle Pickup: New American Vintage ’56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Middle)
  • Neck Pickup: New American Vintage ’56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
  • Colours: 2-Color Sunburst, Aged White Blonde, Black

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