Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Left-handed - 3-Color Sunburst No Longer Available

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Round-lam Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
Item ID: Strat65LRW3SB

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Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Left-handed - 3-Color Sunburst
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Spot-on Reproduction of a 1965 Strat

With your hands on the Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar, you'll understand why 1965 was a memorable year for the iconic Strat. Fender based the American Vintage Series on actual vintage guitars from their past, to bring you a period-correct '65 Strat that plays like a modern classic. The American Vintage '65 Stratocaster is built just like a 1965 original - you get an alder body, a mid-'60s C-shaped maple neck, a round-lam rosewood fingerboard, and vintage-style appointments throughout. And with a trio of specially-voiced American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Strat single-coil pickups, your favorite amplifier will love the Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster as much as you do.

Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • American Vintage Series means period-accurate details
  • Why 1965?
  • 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 '65 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 1965?

Fender chose to include 1965 models in their American Vintage Series, because it was an especially innovative year for the Stratocaster. It was the year the Strat saw the return of the thicker C-shaped neck, and was also the year that enamel-covered pickup wiring was introduced. This American Vintage '65 Strat boasts all of these, plus a round-lam rosewood fretboard - making it a perfect reproduction of a 1965 Strat.

Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone

Fender wouldn't rest until the American Vintage '65 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 '65 Grey Bottom 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 '65 Stratocaster Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • American Vintage Series Stratocaster, based on the design of original 1965 Strats
  • Left-handed model
  • Vintage-style Flash Coat Lacquer finish is thinner than modern finishes, allowing the alder body to "breathe" and enhance tonally as it ages
  • Thicker "C"-shaped neck satifies players with a preference for larger necks, and is true to 1965-style Strats
  • Three specially-voiced American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Strat single-coil pickups are wound to match the sound and specs of original '65 pickups
  • Aged plastic knobs and switchcaps complete the vintage look
  • Comes with Vintage '65 Strat strap, cable, cloth, vintage 3-position switch, '60s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owners manual, and saddle height wrench
  • Deluxe Vintage Black hard case included

Play a sweet blast from the past - the Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Manufacturer Part Number 0111820800

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See also: Lefthanded Guitars, Fender, Fender Left-handed Electric Guitars, Fender Solidbody Guitars