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American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®
PRODUCT#: 0111800800
$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 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. 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.

General

General

Series:

American Vintage

COLOUR/RRP/PART#:

3-Color Sunburst
$4,399
0111800800

Shoreline Gold
$4,399
0111800844

Olympic White
$4,399
0111800805


Body

Body

Body Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Body Material:

Alder

Body Shape:

Stratocaster®


Neck

Neck

Fingerboard Radius:

7.25" (184.1 mm)

Fret Size:

Vintage-Style

Fretboard:

Round-Laminated Rosewood

Neck Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Shape:

Mid '60s "C"

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 '65 Grey-Bottom Strat®

Controls:

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

Middle Pickup:

American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Single-Coil Strat®

Neck Pickup:

American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Single-Coil 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:

Aged White Plastic

Hardware:

Chrome

Pick Guard:

3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel

Tuning Machines:

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Strings:

Fender® 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

Accessories

Case or Gig Bag:

New Deluxe Vintage Black Case

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