La American Vintage Series presenta una línea totalmente nueva de guitarras modelo época original que devuelven a la vida la historia y la herencia de Fender. Con características clave y elementos de diseño fundamentales que abarcan desde mediados de los años 50 hasta mediados de los 60, los instrumentos de la nueva American Vintage Series ahondan en las raíces de Fender, preservando con mano experta un innovador legado americano a la hora de crear guitarras y demostrando con más claridad que nunca que Fender no sólo sabe adónde quiere llegar, sino que también recuerda de dónde proviene.
Durante mucho tiempo, la American Vintage Series ha presentado algunas de las guitarras Fender más vendidas del mundo (su lanzamiento a principios de los años 80 fue de hecho una de las primeras señales de que Fender “regresaba” cuando la época de CBS terminaba). En la actualidad, Fender ha hecho borrón y cuenta nueva para dar paso a una nueva American Vintage Series con otras características, nuevas especificaciones y el nivel de precisión vintage más meticuloso. En lugar de reemplazar los modelos anteriores con otros diferentes, hemos vuelto a crear de manera completa e integral todo el concepto de reedición vintage: hemos restaurado las máquinas de matrices originales, buscado el sonido en las nuevas pastillas y reformulado los colores vintage, entre otras cosas, y siempre basándonos en las auténticas guitarras vintage, que hemos estudiado a fondo para asegurarnos de que lo hacíamos de manera correcta. Lo hemos conseguido, y es evidente, ya que cada instrumento nuevo de American Vintage produce un sonido mágico y puro.
La Stratocaster American Vintage ’59 presenta dos versiones del modelo que marcó la transición de ese año: una de principios del año 1959 y otra de finales de ese mismo año. Ambas tienen un mástil de arce de perfil delgado con forma de C; la primera versión presenta un diapasón de arce, acabado desteñido en Three-color Sunburst y golpeador blanco de una sola capa con ocho agujeros; la versión posterior (en acabado desteñido Three-color Sunburst, y acabados Black y Sonic Blue con un desteñido más leve) presenta un diapasón oscuro de palo rosa y golpeador en verde menta de tres capas y 10 agujeros y bordes biselados estilo vintage. Ambas presentan también un cuerpo ligero de aliso, botones de plástico envejecido y pastillas precisas estilo vintage, selletas de puente, espacio para el clavijero y mucho más.
|Model Name:||American Vintage '59 Stratocaster®, Slab Rosewood Fingerboard, Sherwood Green Metallic|
|Color:||Sherwood Green Metallic|
|Body Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Finish:||Fender Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Shape:||"D" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||Radio de 7.25" (184 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Trastes de estilo vintage|
|Nut Width:||1.650” (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustaciones de posición de punto|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Bridge Pickup:||American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Volumen Master, Tono 1. (Pastilla del mástil), Tono 2. (Pastillas del puente y central)|
|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|
|Bridge:||Trémolo sincronizado American Vintage|
|Hardware Finish:||Herrajes de amplificación cromados|
|Tuning Machines:||Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style|
|Pickguard:||3-Ply Mint Green with Vintage Bevel|
|Control Knobs:||Botones envejecidos en blanco|
|Strings:||Tension estándar ST250R NPS, (Calibres.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)|
|Unique Features:||Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing|
|Included Accessories:||Vintage '59 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench|
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That's right Kiddies! For Xmas in 67', I got a new Fender Mustang. Wow, I was 14 years of age. Now then, that does not mean to say that I haven't owned Fender guitars since then.... For your edification I have owned a 54' Strat for 40 years and I have had my 58' for 39 years. Yeah, I am an old guy (60). Now then, let us speak about the new 59' Slab Strats. I was interested in getting a rosewood neck Strat and at the same time, I wasn't about to pay 17 grand or more for 59'-62' model. I was speaking to a sales guy at Shreveport Music about a another instrument (62' re-issue) and he was just raving about the new ones. Given his background, he had worked for Fender in the CBS days, I checked these guitars out. I bought one and cannot be happier. You say that the finish is dead on and you are right. The tone and playability of the instrument is on par with the originals, I should know as I have owned a few of them, besides the ones that I have owned forever. Great Job.
old1060 owns this item
This is without doubt the best Strat I've ever played, I purchased the sonic blue from my local music store and I must say I'm over the moon with it. The five way switch gives some great tones but the real star of the show is the neck profile, it's a slim D shape and it plays really well. All round fantastic strat!
Niallser86 owns this item
Having bought a 2006, I had become painfully aware how far strats had fallen from the glory days of my 1979. The new ones had no crown (roundness of the fingerboard) and because somebody stupidly added a 22nd fret for the rock stars among us, the 2006 was very hard to articulate in the upper registers, especially if you're a bigger guy like I am. But when I held the '59 re-ish, all it took was a look down at the neck and I was transported back in time. I could see the neck shape and the crown of the (maple- of course!!) fingerboard. After struggling for years on that 2006, I picked up the 59 re-ish and played like I hadn't played in years- easy as a baby's butt! Man, this guitar is lacking in the sexy sexy tone of that 2006, but it still sounds terrific and the playability is WAY worth it.
spiritpen owns this item
I recently bought this model, and was blown way by its playability. After 25 years of playing, I have found a neck that fit snugly in my hand, without palm or back of hand soreness. And my fingers, whilst relative fine, my palm is quite large. Guitarists (and aspiring guitarists), for decades have put up with necks unsuitable for hand and finger comfort. The range of necks now available in the vintage range in particular, circumvent this issue, with a wide range of necks and fretboard radii.
In general, the product is presented exceptionally. Opening the case is like opening a time capsule to 1959. The detail to the artifacts of the era is breathtaking. I love my new guitar!
wadedb12 owns this item
Just browsing guitars at the local music store, I noticed a 59 strat with 3-color sunburst and maple neck. Wait a minute I thought... there's nothing fancy about it... it doesn't really stand out in a crowd. At first glance it could have be any one of the dozens of much cheaper stats hanging along the wall of the music store. So why did this one cost so much more? But upon close inspection... there was a certain purity to it that is hard to describe. Maybe it's the single ply pick guard, the thin finish, the lightly tinted fret board... or maybe it's the combination of everything together that makes it elegant in its simplicity. Anyway.. out of curiosity I picked it up and starting playing. I couldn't believe the vibration I felt... the entire guitar resonated with each note. It almost seems as loud unplugged as some acoustics! And the feel of the neck was unbelievable. The 7.25 radius fingerboard along with the medium sized neck felt ridiculously comfortable (the 56 neck felt just a little too thick for me). And the action was as low as any of the deluxe strats. So now I had to plug it in. There's a warmth and clarity that it made me think "now THIS is how a strat is supposed to sound".
2 days later I came back and bought it... couldn't be happier.
surgeon00 owns this item
I have owned many Fender guitars over the years and was a big fan of the now discontinued 62 reissue Strat so I was curious to see how these new 59 reissues would compare.I play Blues and old school Rock n Roll so I want a Strat that delivers that classic vintage tone and vibe.When I played the new 59 model in a shop I was immediately impressed...it was truly a great Strat in terms of looks,tone,playability and vibe.I decided to order a sonic blue 59 and was blown away by the one Fender sent me...she looks so pretty in that color especially with the contrasting mint green pickguard.Mine is lightweight(I guess slightly over 7LBS)and the body contours and edges are sanded really round and smooth just like a vintage pre-CBS Strat should be.I really love the neck profile too...it fattens up slightly as you gradually play up the neck and the D shape feels great.The pickups sound terrific as well...very much like the real 1959-62 era slab-board Strats I have played in the past with that low output quack Strat voicing.They have less high mids than the previous 62 reissue but slightly more low mids and detailed treble.They seem to be a cross of Fender's fat 50s pickups and the custom 69s....the Fat 50s type of voicing but the lower output and transparency of the 69s.These pickups really sound authentic for all the music you would associate with the 1959-62 era Strat tone(early Hendrix,SRV ect).The tone pots are really nicely voiced and musical(although I don't use them much)and the bridge pickup is wired to the bottom tone control which comes in handy at times).The workmanship on mine is perfect.The new flash coat lacquer is really prone to chipping which is cool with me because I love a broken in.naturally relic'd guitar.I do think Fender should put a warning sticker on these new reissues to warn consumers who wish to preserve the newness of their guitars that these finishes are very fragile.The frets are described as small vintage sized ones but they seem to be slightly larger than the ones on the previous 62 reissue.
After playing my sonic Blue one for about a month I found a gorgeous sunburst 59 online with an awesome sunburst.This sunburst had a lot of black on the edges which is how like a burst to be and typical of a 1959-60 Strat.I have seen some 59 reissues that had too little black and too much brown which doesn't look right to me(note to Fender...please make sure the sunburst are typical of a 1959-60 era Strat with a lot of black on the edges).But when I saw this one I jumped on it and like my sonic blue one she is an amazing guitar...equally great in terms of playabilty and vibe.Despite being the same model,they both sound different despite being set up identically.The acoustic voicing is different on each one which proves that a guitar's tone originates in the particular pieces of wood it is built with...no two pieces are ever the same.My sonic blue one is really loud acoustically with a lot of twangy clarity whereas the sunburst one is richer in the lower mids with a rounder,smoother tone.I love both for different reasons.
I really think Fender did a great job with these new reissues...they really feel like an old 1959 mint condition Strat that was brought forward in a time machine.I don't think they are a better guitar than the previous 62 reissues overall...not in terms of playability anyways and tone is a matter of taste as both the 59 and 62 models sound great for different reasons.I do appreciate the new,no polyester undercoat on the 59s which will relic nicer than the older 62 reissue although I can't say the poly undercoat of my older 62s makes them sound any worse then these new 59s quite honestly.I do think the new 59s are over-priced though....quite a huge jump from the older 62 reissue.Luckily I got a good deal on both my 59s!!!Note to Fender...please make the 59 reissue available in fiesta red(and I mean a true red like on a USA flag for example...not reddish pink or orange like I have sometimes seen called fiesta red!!!).I would absolutely buy a 59 in that color and I am sure many others would too.
sonny wolf owns this item
My friends at Fender, I want to thank you so very much for this absolutely wonderfully exact recreation of a beautiful 1959 Stratocaster. I have a friend who owns an actual '59 (albeit with a replacement neck), that he claims to have purchased from Robben Ford, and if you close your eyes and listen, both guitars sound very similar. Although my new reissue is quite a bit brighter, because of its newer age, the wood, finish, pickups, etc are nowhere near as worn in as the actual '59. But looks wise, unless you are in love with the relic look, my new faded Sonic Blue (in my humble albeit prejudiced opinion) wins hands down. But I also have to say, if you had offered one in Shoreline Gold or Dakota Red, I would've opted for one of those two colors. I absolutely love the fretboard, even though usually I prefer my frets with a little more meat, but being a Telecaster afficianado, I have always loved the shorter radius. Lots of people claim a longer radius makes bending easier, and yet that didn't seem to slow down the blues guys from my era and before, so I guess it's just a matter of what you get used to. Awesome sounding, Awesome looking, Awesome playing!!! Thanks again Fender, You've made one of my dreams come true, now if you could just make an American Vintage 1966 Coronado II in Sherwood Green and an American Vintage 1975 Starcaster in Burgundy Mist, I'd be ecstatic!!
chrisM16 owns this item
Hey Guys Thank You SOOOOO much for creating this beautifull guitar. When I picked it up from my local dealer Long & Mquade in Regina Sask Canada after selling my 62 reissiue for 2 Grand I have to say this is by far the best sounding vintage reissiue of any of the Strats I have ever owned
both Jap and American made. You have gone one above my expectations. I did not even know before my salesman Dan and also my cousin who
is an awesome salesman at Long & Mquade in Regina Sask Canada that the bridge saddles were even going to be period correct to a real 59 and
the case is also period correct. My 62 was nice but not as nice as this Faded Sonic Blue baby I got. Just don't stop making this model ever. It is the best thing that could have happened to the vintage reissiues you are making. How do I know? I have studdied Fender Guitars and Basses inside out from the beginning of the Broadcaster up untill now and have owned a few old ones including a 64 Pre Bass which I still have yet and closely
watched over. I have some catolougs dating back to 1968 but looking for a 63/64 catolouge even a reprint and a 59/60 catolouge. Please keep up
your great work.
Bassist, Guitarist from JD and Whiskey Bent band and bassist for Billy Young and Young at Heart
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