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Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard and Case, 2-Color Sunburst

A one-piece maple neck with a soft "V" profile makes this one of Fender's most playable Strats. Three classic pickups provide that classic Strat tone. (1) Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Vintage V-shaped neck profile Raised feel enhances vintage vibe
Fender Flash Coat lacquer Thinner nitrocellulose finish extends natural tone
American Vintage synchronized tremolo Vintage-accurate string spacing and saddles
Hand-rolled fingerboard edges Smooth, broken-in feel right out of the box

Product Description

The Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster electric guitar with maple fingerboard takes you straight back to mid-1956, when the model was first born 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 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.

The American Vintage series presents a line-up of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, 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.

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 features, specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, they've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept--restoring original tooling dies, pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more--based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure they had it right. Fender did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each American Vintage instrument.

See the '56 Strat in action with this video from Fender:


Check out this video for an overview of the American Vintage Series:


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General:
- Model Name: American Vintage '56 Stratocaster(R)
- Series: American Vintage

Body:
- Body: (801) ash
- (803, 806) alder
- Body Shape: Stratocaster(R)
- Body Finish: (0111502801, 0111502803, 0111502806), Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck:
- 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: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust

Electronics:.
- Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
- Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat(R) Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
- Middle Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat(R) Single-Coil Pickup (Middle)
- Neck Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat(R) 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:
- Hardware: chrome
- Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- String Nut: bone
- Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style

Miscellaneous:
- Strings: Fender(R) USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V" profile and comfortably rolled edges-one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever; pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing

Accessories:
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Vintage Tweed Case
- Pickguards: 1-Ply White
- Included Accessories: Vintage '56 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
- Control Knobs: White Strat(R)
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
2-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0111502803
Aged White Blonde
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0111502801
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0111502806
Blemished, 2-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0111502803
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