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American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster® Left-Hand

Model #: 0110260800
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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

During the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, the popularity of Fender musical instruments flourished, and although the Fender assortment had expanded to include many great new instruments, the Stratocaster® reigned supreme. By 1961, the Stratocaster had taken on a more refined aesthetic, with a 3-Color Sunburst reformulated with a more vibrant red and bolder black edge, topped with a 3-ply pickguard accenting the Strat’s signature curves.

Featuring a premium alder body, a trio of Pure Vintage ‘61 Stratocaster pickups and a medium “C”-Shaped maple neck mated with a 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard, the American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. Other appointments include a vintage-accurate synchronized tremolo with cold rolled steel block and bent steel saddles, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and 3-ply pickguard.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Features

  • Alder Body
  • Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
  • Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat® pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Slab Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
GLOSS NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER FINISH

Nitrocellulose lacquer, as used on ‘50s and ‘60’s Fender instruments, is a premium finish that reveals the instrument’s true tonal character.

ALDER BODY

Alder has a well-balanced tone with beefy mids and a robust low-end.

7.25” RADIUS SLAB-ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD

The 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

1961 “C”-SHAPE NECK

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series features authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

PURE VINTAGE '61 STRATOCASTER PICKUPS

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins and alnico magnets.

VINTAGE-STYLE HARDWARE

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.

Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Construction
    4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    1961 "C"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Slab Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Clay Dot
  • Side Dots
    Vintage Clay
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup
    Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup
    Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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
  • Configuration
    SSS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs
    Aged White
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Serialized
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece
    Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)

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