Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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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.

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, Fender completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new 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 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. Includes an updated deluxe vintage tweed hardshell case, vintage '56 Strat strap, cable, and cloth; vintage 3-position switch, '50s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual and saddle height wrench.

Features:

  • Series: American Vintage
  • Body Material: Ash , Alder
  • Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Thick Soft "V"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
  • Neck Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat
  • Middle Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat
  • Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat
  • 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
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Control Knobs: White Plastic
  • Case/Gig Bag: Updated Deluxe Vintage Tweed
  • 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
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V” profile and comfortably rolled edges-one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing


Order your Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Cable
  • Cloth
  • Bridge Cover
Series American Vintage

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  • Nice Set-up

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      Comments about Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Great compromise between Custom Shop and regular USA. Actually beats ANY Custom Shop I've tried....

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      American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar

      Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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