Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster - 2-color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard, 3 x Single-coil Pickups, Vintage Appointments, and Hard Case - 2-Color Sunburst
Item ID: Strat56MN2TSB

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The '56 Strat is Back!

With your hands on the Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar, you'll understand why 1956 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 '56 Strat that plays like a modern classic. The American Vintage '56 Stratocaster is built just like an original - you get an alder body, a soft V-shaped maple neck, a maple fingerboard, and vintage-style appointments throughout. And with a trio of specially-voiced American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil pickups, your favorite amplifier will love the Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster as much as you do.

Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • American Vintage Series means period-accurate details
  • Why 1956?
  • Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone
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 '56 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.

Why 1956?

Fender chose to include 1956 models in their American Vintage Series, because it was an especially innovative year for the Stratocaster. Fender introduced Alnico 3 magnets, the butterfly string retainer, and the much-loved soft V-shape neck profile. The evolution of the Strat had started.

Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone

Fender wouldn't rest until the American Vintage '56 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 '56 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 '56 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • American Vintage Series Stratocaster, based on the design of original 1956 Strats
  • Vintage-style Flash Coat Lacquer finish is thinner than modern finishes, allowing the alder body to "breathe" and enhance tonally as it ages
  • Soft V-shaped neck plays fast, and is true to 1956-style Strats
  • Three specially-voiced American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil pickups are wound to match the sound and specs of original '50s pickups
  • Aged plastic knobs and switchcaps complete the vintage look
  • Comes with Vintage '56 Strat strap, cable, cloth, vintage 3-position switch, '50s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owners manual, and saddle height wrench
  • Deluxe Vintage Tweed hard case included

Play a sweet blast from the past - the Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 0111502803

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars