Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster, RW, 3-Tone Sunburst
The American Vintage '59 Stratocaster is a faithful re-issue of an iconic guitar, putting vintage tone and specs into the hands of the modern player.
Authentic evocation of a historic US original. Pure Vintage.
1959 saw the introduction of several new spec upgrades and changes to the established Fender Stratocaster, still early in its life cycle. It had already cemented itself in the early Blues, Jazz and Country sound to help set the foundation for Rock and Roll by the time the 1960s came calling. New American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender's roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it's going, but also remembers where it came from.
This American Vintage '59 Stratocaster faithfully captures every nuance of the 1959 original. It saw the introduction of the 'slab' style rosewood fingerboard on top of a maple neck later in the year, which provided a striking visual change to the traditional maple fretboard issued a few months prior. Aged plastic knobs and switch caps and 3-ply pickguard complete the vintage look, even with a mint-green tinge to the pickguard to emulate the sunlight fading found on this vintage instruments.
On top of the Rosewood fingeboard, this faithful re-issue is built with a slim-profile, D-Shaped neck. True to form, it plays beautifully and suits fast fretters.
Fender's master craftsmen even utilised the same tooling dies to keep it true to late-1959 specifcation. A Fender Flash Coat Lacquer comprimses of a thin Polyurethane sealer, lacquer sealer and a light mist of nitrocellulose lacquer to seal it off. A thinner coating ages the guitar slightly faster than usual, so you get the true feeling of an original '59 without spending the earth!
Classic '59 Strat Tone
Fender have spared no expense with the electronics of the American Vintage Series. Fender's Custom Shop have meticulously re-voiced and wound the pickups to perfectly emulate the sound of the 1959 model. The same 3 x Single-Coil configuration cuts through a mix like a modern strat, but with that extra tonal character of a vintage original.
Included Accessory pack
This awesome guitar comes with vintage '59 Strat strap, cable, cloth, vintage 3-position switch, '50s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owners manual, and saddle height wrench. All inside a deluxe, plush-lined Fender hard case to keep your investment safe and sound.
As an authorised Fender dealer, you've got peace of mind that buying from PMT guarantees you a top quality, authentic Fender with dedicated in-store experts for 1-to-1 advice and demonstration.
- Body Type Solidbody
- Body Shape Stratocaster
- Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
- Number of Strings 6
- Body Material Alder
- Body Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
- Colour 3-Color Sunburst
- Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
- Neck Shape "D" shape
- Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 7.25" radius
- Fingerboard Inlay Dots
- Number of Frets 21, vintage-style
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Nut Width 1.650"
- Nut Material Bone
- Bridge/Tailpiece American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuners "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners
- Number of Pickups 3
- Neck Pickup American Vintage '59 Strat single-coil
- Middle Pickup American Vintage '59 Strat single-coil
- Bridge Pickup American Vintage '59 Strat single-coil
- Controls Master Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way selector
- Strings Fender USA 250R, (.010-.046)
- Case Included Hardshell
- Manufacturer Part Number 0111600800
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