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 innova-
tive U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demon-
strating like never before that Fender not only knows
where it’s going, but also remembers where it came
The American Vintage Series has long presented
some of Fender’s best selling guitars (their early-’80s
introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that
Fender was “back” as the CBS era ended). Today,
Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a
fresh American Vintage series with new features,
new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage
accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous
models with different ones, we’ve completely and
comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reis-
sue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing
new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and
more—based on actual vintage guitars we tracked
down to make sure we had it right. We did the work,
and it shows, because there’s pure tonal magic in
each new American Vintage instrument.
The 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.
Series: American Vintage
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: (801) Ash, (803,806) Alder
Body Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
String Nut: Bone
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Neck: Maple, Thick Soft "V" Shape
Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets
Pickups: New American Vintage '56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge) New American Vintage '56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Middle) 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) , Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge)
Tuning Keys: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
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