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American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster®

Model #: 0110272829
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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.

By 1973, now-classic CBS design cues had become standard spec and were widely used by rock, funk, fusion and prog players around the world. Weekly late night music television shows like Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, In concert and Midnight Special provided more exposure than ever for Fender instruments, further cementing the Stratocaster’s dominance as a pop culture phenomenon.

The American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster® exudes the spirit of the era and is outfitted with a trio of Pure Vintage '73 staggered pole pickups, a large headstock with dual string trees, a convenient “Bullet” style truss rod nut and a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism. The “C”-shape maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius rosewood or maple fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The guitar is offered in three classic colors over ash: Aged Natural, Lake Placid Blue and Mocha, the latter being the first custom color ever to feature a black pickguard on a Strat®. Additional features include vintage-style “F” stamped tuners and a synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and cold rolled steel block.

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

  • Ash Body
  • Gloss Polyurethane Finish
  • Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat® pickups
  • “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
  • Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Pure Vintage Single-Line “Fender Deluxe” Tuners
ASH BODY

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, defined midrange, focused lows, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25” RADIUS FINGERBOARDS IN ROUND-LAMINATED ROSEWOOD OR MAPLE

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.

1973 “C”-SHAPE NECK

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

PURE VINTAGE ‘73 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
    Ash
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Construction
    3-Bolt
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck Shape
    1973 "C"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • 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
    Black Dot
  • Side Dots
    Black
  • Truss Rod
    Bullet Style
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Bullet Style
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup
    Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup
    Pure Vintage '73 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
    American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs
    Aged White
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™, 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 Black (Orange Interior)

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