American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®


Model #: 0111502806

American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Shell Pink

0111502856

American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

0111502801

American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

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American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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The 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 '56 Stratocaster® guitar takes you straight back to mid-1956, when the model was still new and when what is quite possibly the most prized and popular neck ever affixed to the instrument first appeared—a thick one-piece maple neck with a soft "V" shape and comfortably rounded edges. Such meticulous authenticity even extends to the single-ply white pickguard with eight holes, lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde) with deep contours, and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

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One more American Vintage!

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Maitreyoda007 on March 6, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)

After the vintage '65 I bought last month, I found a marvelous aged white blonde '56. Really light, mine seems to have a one piece swamp ash body.
The neck, fatter than my '65, holds really well in hand. The tone of these new pickup sounds so good!
Finally, the look of this guitar is just so great!

I love it!

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A Magical Instrument

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peterbondmusic on January 12, 2014
Professional Blues R&B Funk Rock

I have the aged white blonde model, this is a magical guitar. Truly one of the best guitars I've ever played. I went into the store thinking I might get a maple neck American Standard, but when this was put in my hands it was one of those "this is my guitar" moments. I had also played the American Standard, but it was not even in the ballpark (although still a fine guitar) of this Vintage '56. This guitar has such an extraordinary subtle response to touch, and such a fine tone (or many tones). It has a striking beauty and the neck feels amazing with your hand wrapped around it. I bought this model new a few months ago and it gets better and better the more it is played. It's like 1956 made brand new, there is a freshness and excitement to this instrument, I still feel happier just opening its tweed vintage case...

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Indeed

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WhatWentWrong22441 on August 27, 2013 (updated August 28, 2013)
Amateur Blues Rock Folk

Excellent guitar - c'mon it's a Fender Strat, it is great - good for everything.

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American Vintage: true history

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megamicron on February 19, 2013
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This guitar is not a trip through time, it is past coming back to your present hands. If you want to experience a Strat as it was you should give this new old stock a chance, will be your chance too

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I've owned One Since 1980

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mac20 on February 19, 2013
Amateur Blues Jazz Rock Classic Rock

I purchased my Red Stratocaster 1956 Vintage series in 1980 and have loved and played it ever since.
It had fantastic tone and playability when it was new and thirty three years later it sounds and plays even better (like a fine wine).
The only thing I changed was the pickup selector, from a 3 way to a 5 way (which was supplied).
If only Fender could bottle the essence that only age brings.

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GREAT GUITAR MY little girl

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BRTOAD on February 18, 2013 (updated February 18, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Gospel Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock

One of the very best NEW guitars I have ever purchased other than CUSTOM MADE by CUSTOM Lutherier.
I love playing this guitar and get almost every tone I need in the studio from it. I always make sure she is with me for GIGS and studio work

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Model Name: American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0111502806
Series: American Vintage
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: Thick Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
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: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: White Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V” profile and comfortably rolled edges-one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
Included Accessories: Vintage '56 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
  • American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Shell Pink

    #0111502856

  • American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

    #0111502801

  • American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

    #0111502803

  • American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

    #0111502806