Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster (3-Color Sunburst)Item ID: Strat59RW3TSB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 3 x Single-coil Pickups, Vintage Appointments, and Hard Case - 3-Color Sunburst
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1959 Was a Special Year for the Strat...With your hands on the FENDER® American Vintage '59 Stratocaster® solidbody electric guitar, you'll understand why 1959 was such a special year for the iconic Strat®. Fender based the American Vintage Series on actual vintage guitars from their past, to bring you a period-correct '59 Strat® that plays like a modern classic. The American Vintage '59 Stratocaster is built just like a 1959 original - you get an alder body, a slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and vintage-style appointments throughout. And with a trio of specially-voiced American Vintage '59 Strat single-coil pickups, your favorite amplifier will love the Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster as much as you do.
Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
American Vintage Series means period-accurate details
Fender spared no expense in creating the American Vintage Series, and you'll see it in the American Vintage '59 Stratocaster®. To make it as vintage-accurate as possible, Fender restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, and even reformulated vintage finishes based on actual vintage examples. The result is a guitar that not only looks accurate - it feels like you're playing a well-worn-in classic that's been waiting to be re-discovered.
Fender chose to include 1959 models in their American Vintage Series, because it was an especially innovative year for the Stratocaster. By the end of the year Fender had experimented with slimmer necks, rosewood fretboards, and multi-ply laminated pickguards. This American Vintage '59 Strat boasts all of these, making it a perfect reproduction of a late-'59 Strat.
Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone
Fender wouldn't rest until the American Vintage '59 Stratocaster sounded as vintage as it looks, so they got to work developing a special set of pickups specifically for the American Vintage Series. This Strat packs a trio of American Vintage '59 Strat single-coil pickups, specially wound to period-correct specs and tone. You get the same tonal versatility that made the Strat the legend it is today.
Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
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Fender 59 American vintage Strat
by Sonny Wolf from Austin TexasI really love my new sunburst 59 reissue Strat that I acquired a few weeks ago from Sweetwater.I randomly was on their site and saw this gorgeous Strat.I already own a sonic blue 59 one and love that ... read more [+]guitar but have not been so impressed with some sunburst ones I have seen so far because I found their sunburst lacking sufficient black(too much brown).I know bursts all vary somewhat but for the money I am paying it has to right.This one on the site had a really nice burst with sufficient black(which is typical for a 1959-60 era Strat that commonly had lot's of black).It was a little over 7LBS which is how I like them.I rarely order a guitar without playing it first but since my sonic Blue one is so great I figured I'd get this one too....I trusted Fender and took the chance.The salesguy was really cool and helpful and within a few days I recieved the guitar.I was immediately seduced by her as I opened the case.Her body is one of the sleekest I have ever seen on a Strat with very rounded edges...whoever sanded that body at Fender deserves a raise!The burst is really pretty with sufficient black which fades into a light brown and into a bright yellowish/brown center...gorgeous.Sweetwater did a nice setup but I have my own personal way of setting up my guitars and now after a few weeks of playing her live I have tweaked her perfectly to my liking.The pickups sound awesome....great authentic early 60s era slab-board Strat tone that is low output and detailed.They remind me a bit of the fat 50s pickups but with the lower output and detail of the custom 69s....a cross between those two in some ways where the high mids are slightly scooped but the lower mids command the tone.The neck plays great and though Fender says the frets are small vintage ones they seem easier to play than some previous reissues I have owned.I recommend these guitars to anyone who wants a great slab-board early 60s era Strat that will age like the original ones did.This guitar is great brand new but I know with hard gigging the tone will mature and that thin nitro lacquer will relic beautifully and acquire great mojo and patina...I can't wait!!! close [-]
February 1, 2013
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Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster (3-Color Sunburst)
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