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FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE 59 REISSUE STRATOCASTER

STOCK CODE: FEN0111600800

FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE 59 REISSUE STRATOCASTER - RW - 3-COLOUR SUNBURST W/CASE

he 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 '59 Stratocaster® presents two versions of that year's pivotal transitional model; one from early 1959 and one from later 1959. Both have the slim-profile C-shaped maple neck of that year, with the earlier version featuring a maple fingerboard, faded Three-color Sunburst finish and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; the later version (in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue finishes) featuring a rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and vintage-style edge bevels. Both also feature a lightweight alder body, aged plastic knobs and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

Series:

American Vintage

COLOR/MSRP/PART#:

3-Color Sunburst 
0111600800

Body Material:

Alder

Body Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Body Shape:

Stratocaster®

Neck Material:

Maple

Neck Finish:

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck Shape:

"D" Shape

Scale Length:

25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Material:

Slab Rosewood or 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 '59 Single-Coil Strat®

Middle Pickup:

American Vintage Single-Coil '59 Strat®

Bridge Pickup:

American Vintage Single-Coil '59 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:

3-Ply Mint Green with Vintage Bevel , 1-Ply White

Control Knobs:

Aged White Plastic

Case/Gig Bag:

Updated Deluxe Vintage Brown

Included Accessories:

Vintage '59 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:

Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing