Fender American Vintage 56 Stratocaster, Aged White Blonde, Maple
The American Vintage 56 Stratocaster is part of an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. This Strat takes its cues from mid 1956 when the Strat was new and sported 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.
- Model Name: American Vintage 56 Stratocaster®
- Series: American Vintage
- Colour: Aged White Blonde
- Part Number: 0111502801
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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, they have completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colours and more—based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure they had it right. They did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.
Fender American Vintage 56 Stratocaster Specifications
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Shape: Thick Soft 'V'
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25 inch / 184.1 mm
Neck Material: Maple
Nut Width: 1.650 inch / 42 mm
Scale Length: 25.5 inches / 648 mm
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat®
Middle Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil '56 Strat®
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat® 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 Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
String Nut: Bone
Tuning Machines: Single Line 'Fender Deluxe' Vintage Style
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