American Vintage '56 Stratocaster® Left-Handed


Model #: 0111522803
American Vintage '56 Stratocaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

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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 left-handed 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. 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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yellowferris on May 8, 2014 (updated May 14, 2014)
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Why oh why does fender only ever do left handed guitars in one colour. Please fender, more colours for us left handers.

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No more lefty pickups?

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Kartoffel22 on April 28, 2013 (updated April 30, 2013)
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Great guitar, except the pickups are righthand staggered!! and that is a big mistake.

*EDITED NOTE FROM FENDER:
The American Vintage '56 Left Handed Strat comes with right handed staggered pickups because it’s period correct. Fender didn’t make left handed pickups in ‘56. Since it’s the American Vintage series, the guitars are period correct even for details like this.

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Model Name: American Vintage '56 Stratocaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0111522803
Series: American Vintage
Color: 2-Color Sunburst

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
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, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench