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Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Electric Guitar, with Rosewood Fingerboard and Case, 3-Color Sunburst

Capture the classic sound of a '60s Strat with this American Vintage series guitar. Three era-accurate pickups churn out tons of that famous Fender tone. Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
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 1965 Stratocaster saw the return to a thick C-shaped maple neck, this time with a round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays. It was also the first year for enamel-covered pickup wire. That's what players will find on the American Vintage '65 Stratocaster, along with other authentic features including a three-ply white pickguard with 11 holes, lightweight alder body, aged plastic knobs and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more. In Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and limited Dakota Red finishes.

The American Vintage series welcomes this lineup 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, the 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 fresh features, hotter 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 '65 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 '65 Stratocaster(R)
- Series: American Vintage

Body:
- Body: alder
- Body Shape: Stratocaster(R)
- Body Finish: (0111800800, 0111800805, 0111800854), new Fender Flash Coat lacquer

Neck:
- Neck Shape: Mid '60s "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: vintage style frets
- Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
- Fretboard: round laminated rosewood
- 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

Electronics:
- Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
- Bridge Pickup: New American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Strat(R) Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
- Middle Pickup: New American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Strat(R) Single-Coil Pickup (Middle)
- Neck Pickup: New American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom 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: Thick C-shaped maple neck with round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays; all new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing

Accessories:
- Case/Gig Bag: new deluxe vintage black case
- Pickguards: 3-Ply White with vintage bevel
- Included Accessories: Vintage '65 Strat strap, cable, and cloth; vintage 3-position switch, '60s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench
- Control Knobs: New Aged White Strat(R)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Shoreline Gold
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
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