Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster - Black with Maple Fingerboard No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Vintage Appointments - Black
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Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster - Black with Maple Fingerboard
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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, but also feels like you're playing a well-worn 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 III 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 that are 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
  • 3 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 switch caps 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 brown 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 0111502806

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars