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American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®
PRODUCT#: 0111502856
$4,399RRP

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® 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.

General

General

Series:

American Vintage

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

Shell Pink
$4,399
0111502856

Aged White Blonde
$4,399
0111502801

Black
$4,399
0111502806


Body

Body

Body Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Body Material:

Ash

Body Shape:

Stratocaster®


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

7.25" (184.1 mm)

Fret Size:

Vintage-Style

Fretboard:

Maple

Neck Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Shape:

Thick Soft "V"

Number of Frets:

21

Nut Material:

Bone

Nut Width:

1.650" (42 mm)

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Truss Rods:

Vintage-Style Heel Adjust


Electronics

Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat®

Controls:

Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

Middle Pickup:

American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat®

Pickup Configuration:

S/S/S

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


Hardware

Hardware

Bridge:

American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Control Knobs:

White Plastic

Hardware:

Chrome

Pick Guard:

1-Ply White

Tuning Machines:

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style


Miscellaneous

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


Accessories

Accessories

Case or Gig Bag:

New Deluxe Vintage Tweed Case

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