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Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster | Maple Fingerboard | Black | Includes Case | Ex Display

Code: 011-1502-806
  • Now £1,499.00
  • RRP £1,719.00
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Ex display item. The Scratchplate has lifted slightly from the body, doesn’t affect playability (See Images)  Otherwise as new. No Marks or Scratches. Complete with hardcase. Grab yourself a bargain!

American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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, we've 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 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® guitar 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 and comfortably rounded edges. 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, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

Specs


General
Model Name:American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number:0111502806
Series:American Vintage
Color:Black


Body
Body Shape:Stratocaster®
Body Material:Alder
Body Finish:Fender Flash Coat Lacquer


Neck
Neck Material:Maple
Neck Shape:Thick Soft "V"
Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Vintage-Style
String Nut:Bone
Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish:Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard:Maple
Position Inlays:Black Dot


Electronics
Bridge Pickup:American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup:American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup:American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Controls:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
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:SSS


Hardware
Bridge:6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines:Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Orientation:Right-Hand
Pickguard:1-Ply White
Control Knobs:Eggshell


Miscellaneous
Strings:Fender® 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; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
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

 

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