American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®


Model #: 0111800854

American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Shoreline Gold

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American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

0111800800

American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

0111800805

American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red

0111800854
American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red

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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 1965 Stratocaster® guitar saw the return to a thick "C"-shaped maple neck, this time with a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays. That's what players will find on the American Vintage '65 Stratocaster, along with other authentic features including a three-ply white pickguard with 11 holes, lightweight alder body, aged plastic knobs and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

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I Looove it!

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Maitreyoda007 on February 12, 2014
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock

I have a 57', a 62 and now this fabulous 65 in an incredible Olympic White. In my Blues Deluxe the tone is enormous!
The quality of this guitar is really impressive, I have had many stratocaster but this one will be mine a long long time.

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Fender Strat 65 Vintage Olympic White

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Musicman95 on September 20, 2013 (updated September 23, 2013)
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Rock Pop Rock Reggae / Ska

This guitar has an excellent tone, and is a white beauty. When played on the amplifier I thought, I sound much better, I sound like a professional. If I'm someday going to live of making music, then this guitar would follow me everywhere and be played everywhere. It's a magnificent guitar and has a great playability , and has a great look, kind of innocent look. But it's a shame it's so difficult to keep it white, and I have only had it for two weeks. It's the guitar of my dreams, really.

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Superb instrument

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stratcat69 on August 13, 2013 (updated August 15, 2013)
Professional Blues Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Classical

I've just bought a Sunburst '65 reissue Strat, and it is everything I want in a Strat. It can sound crisp and clean or get a bit snarly when you add some gain. It's an incredibly resonant instrument and just sings. The neck is great, chunky but not super fat like a Boat neck or a Nocaster U. The fit and finish is excellent as is the quality of the Sunburst. The way the red fades into the brown and yellow is very well done. This is as good as any Strat I've ever played and while it may be a big outlay this will last me for the rest of my life! Great job Fender!

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One of the best Stratocasters to own in your collection!

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danthefenderman on June 3, 2013
Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock

Definitely one of the coolest guitars I have in my collection, very true to the originals I play both in feel and tone. In my honest opinion, Fender got it right with this model (and actually the whole American Vintage range :-) I use this as one of my main guitars for tours and studio work, it saves taking the originals on the road and this is realy as good, if not better than some of the old originals I use!

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TeleFan201 on March 23, 2013 (updated March 23, 2013)
Semi-Professional Alternative Rock Heavy Metal Punk

My friend bought the Stratocaster for $20. Really second-hand, a few chips and dents, but it still played like a boss.

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General
Model Name: American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red
Model Number: 0111800854
Series: American Vintage
Color: Dakota Red

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: Mid '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Rosewood
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 '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: American Vintage '65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '65 Gray Bottom 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: 3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Thick C-shaped maple neck with round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
Included Accessories: Vintage '65 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '60s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
  • American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Shoreline Gold

    #0111800844

  • American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

    #0111800800

  • American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

    #0111800805

  • American Vintage '65 Stratocaster®, Round-Lam Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red

    #0111800854