The Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar will transport you back to when rock 'n' roll was still a new thing. American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil pickups yield authentic vintage tones that pair well with the balanced character supplied by this guitar's alder body. Period-correct bridge saddles and tuner spacing, a comfortable soft V-shaped neck (one of the most popular Strat neck carves ever), and deeper '50s-style body contours maintain the classic feel of this instrument. The Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar epitomizes the pure tonal magic, style, and flavor of 1956.
Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Fender spared no expense in creating the American Vintage Series, and you'll see it in the American Vintage '56 Stratocaster. To make it as vintage-accurate as possible, Fender restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, and even reformulated vintage finishes based on actual vintage examples. The guitarists here at Hiendguitar can attest to the well-worn-in looks and playability of these excellent instruments.Why 1956?
1956 was big for the Stratocaster. Fender switched the body from ash to alder (with the exception of blonde-finished instruments), giving it the balanced tone we typically associate with the Strat. The baseball bat-sized U-shaped neck common to early models was replaced with a soft V-shaped neck (one of the most popular Strat necks of all time). Alnico III magnets, along with the modern butterfly-like string retainer, were also introduced.Vintage-style pickups provide classic tone
Fender wouldn't rest until the American Vintage '56 Stratocaster sounded as vintage as it looks, so they got to work developing a special set of pickups specifically for the American Vintage Series. This Strat packs a trio of American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil pickups, specially wound to period-correct specs and sound. A modern 5-way blade pickup switch yields "in between" tones that weren't legitimately possible in 1956 (an optional 3-way switch is included if you're a stickler for authenticity).Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Play a sweet blast from the past: the Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster!
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Flash Coat Lacquer|
|Neck Material||Maple, bolt-on|
|Neck Shape||Soft V|
|Fingerboard Material||Maple, 7.25" radius|
|Number of Frets||21, vintage-style|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuners||"Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners|
|Number of Pickups||3|
|Neck Pickup||American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||American Vintage '56 Strat single-coil|
|Controls||Master Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way selector|
|Strings||Fender USA 250R, (.010-.046)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0111502856|