American Vintage '56 Stratocaster®


Model #: 0111502856

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

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

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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, Shell Pink

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La série American Vintage présente de toutes nouvelles déclinaisons de modèles originaux, qui viennent redonner vie à l'histoire et à l'héritage de Fender d'une manière authentique. Dotés de caractéristiques clés et de spécificités techniques incontournables, depuis les années 50 jusqu'au milieu des années 60, les nouveaux instruments de la série American Vintage s'ancrent profondément dans les racines de Fender. En perpétuant adroitement son inébranlable volonté de créer des guitares américaines novatrices, la marque Fender démontre clairement qu'en plus de savoir où elle va, elle n'oublie pas d'où elle vient.

La série American Vintage a pendant longtemps procuré à Fender ses meilleures ventes de guitares. Sa commercialisation, au début des années 80, était en fait l'un des signes avant-coureurs du retour fracassant de Fender, tandis que s'achevait le règne de CBS. Aujourd'hui, c'est non sans audace que Fender repart de zéro pour présenter une série American Vintage originale comportant de nouvelles caractéristiques et spécificités, ainsi que le plus haut niveau de précision vintage jamais atteint. Au lieu de purement et simplement remplacer nos anciens modèles, nous avons repensé le concept de la réédition vintage de A à Z, en restaurant les outils originaux, en élaborant de nouveaux micros, en retravaillant les couleurs vintage, et plus encore. Pour ne rien laisser au hasard, cette nouvelle aspiration est basée sur d'authentiques guitares vintage. Le contrat a été rempli, et pour preuve : chaque instrument American Vintage délivre une sonorité tout bonnement magique.

L'American Vintage ’56 Stratocaster vous replonge au cœur de l'année 1956, date à laquelle ce modèle venait de sortir et où est apparu le manche sans doute le plus récompensé et le plus plébiscité jamais fixé à l'instrument : un manche une pièce épais en érable, avec une légère forme de « V », pourvu de bords arrondis et confortables. Un tel souci d'authenticité se répercute même sur la plaque de protection blanche (un pli) à huit trous, le corps en aulne ultra léger (en frêne pour le modèle White Blonde) aux contours prononcés, ainsi que sur les micros vintage, les pontets de chevalet, l'espacement des mécaniques, dans la plus pure tradition de l'époque.

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e007gold on August 28, 2014
Blues Gospel Rock Classic Rock Folk Country

Every day a new guitar is introduced. The latest, greatest guitar ever made. Pretty wood, fancy paint and millions of dollars spent on advertising. This is not about smoke and mirrors, however in my opinion it is about the best representation on a vintage guitar ever made. I am 57 years old and I was fortunate enough to own an original 1956 Stratocaster, and yes I wore it out. I now own the American Vintage 56 Stratocaster and it is a better guitar than the original. That is correct, Better! Lets face it, Leo and his early employees were artist and master craftsmen but they did not have access to the tools and wealth of information that the Fender Company has today. I think he would be very proud and definitely give anyone his permission to put his name on the headstock. This guitar is the big brother of the original 56 and if you buy one I assure you, there will be no regrets. I bought the guitar from a dealer, however through the process I talked to the factory on two or three occasions and it could not have been more pleasant.
Trust me, Buy The Guitar! Ed....

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Beautiful instrument

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yourivdm on August 25, 2014 (updated August 26, 2014)
Blues Jazz Rock Classic Rock

I purchased my sunburst Strat on ebay. It is something I normally would not do, but I got a good deal on it. When it arrived and I opened its tweed case I saw a beautiful, simplistic instrument. I also smelled the sweet smell of nitro finish. The finish is beautiful, and the neck is like heaven :). The guitar sounds like a Strat is supposed to and is very resonate. I would recommend this guitar for blues and rock (jazz) players. It's not really for metal.

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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
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Classical Reggae / Ska Punk

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, Shell Pink
Model Number: 0111502856
Series: American Vintage
Color: Shell Pink

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Manche érable
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: Frettes type Vintage
String Nut: Os
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Incrustation de points.
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Ecrou original de la tête de réglage.

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Volume général, tonalité 1. (Micro manche), tonalité 2. (Micro chevalet/central)
Pickup Switching: Sélecteur à 5 positions : Position 1 : Micro chevalet. Position 2 : micros chevalet et micro central. Position 3 : micro central. Position 4 : micros milieu et manche. Position 5 : Micro manche.
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Vibrato American Vintage synchronisé
Hardware Finish: Pièces chromées.
Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: Boutons plastiques blancs

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Tension Standard ST250R NPS, (Tirants .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 )
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

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

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

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