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AMERICAN

VINTAGE

After exhaustive research, we restored existing '50s-era tooling to the glory of its prime. We created new tooling to craft parts even more authentically. Manufacturing processes were upgraded and refined. New pickups were voiced for each guitar and bass. And much more. Watch the videos and look at the images to see some examples of the journey we took in researching these vintage instruments to make our newest American Vintage models.

 

To take the American Vintage series forward, we needed to return to the source and go back in time. We zeroed in on a goldmine of unbelievable original vintage specimens, and we spared no detail in painstakingly dissecting and documenting each phenomenal original-era instrument. We made the journey. We did the work. We dived deep. Every detail was scrutinized, studied and honed.

 

 

 

"FLASH-COAT LACQUER" FINISH

The finishes on most new American Vintage guitars and basses consist of three coats: sealer, color and a topcoat, all of which are 100-percent nitrocellulose lacquer and are hence quite thin. This is a vintage-style finish treatment that lets an instrument "breathe" with a more natural resonance since it doesn't "constrain" the instrument's body as much as thicker and more confining modern finishes.

 

The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final "flash" of topcoat lacquer applied to most new American Vintage instruments. In addition to the sonic advantage noted above, the composition of and method of application for this final finish layer imparts a more authentically vintage appearance to these new instruments.

 

MODELS

AMERICAN VINTAGE

'52 TELECASTER

®

ELECTRONIC

Bridge Pickup:

Neck Pickup:

Middle Pickup:

 

Controls:

 

 

 

Pickup Switching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickup Configuration:

 

 

 

American Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele

 

 

Master Volume, Master Tone

 

 

3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

 

 

SS

 

Neck Material:

Neck Shape:

Scale Length:

Fingerboard Radius:

Number of Frets:

Fret Size:

String Nut:

Nut Width:

Neck Plate:

Neck Finish:

Fingerboard:

Position Inlays:

Maple

"U" Shape

25.5" (648 mm)

7.25" (184.1 mm)

21

Vintage-Style

Bone

1.650" (42 mm)

4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Maple

Black Dot

NECK

BODY

Body Shape:

Body Material:

 

Body Finish:

Telecaster®

Ash

 

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

HARDWARE

3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Saddles

 

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style

 

Right-Hand

1-Ply Black

Knurled Dome

 

Bridge:

 

 

 

Tuning Machines:

 

 

Orientation: 

Pickguard: 

Control Knobs:

MAPLE FINGERBOARD, BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDE

#0110202850

MISCELLANEOUS

Strings: 

 

Unique Features: 

 

 

 

Included Accessories: 

 

 

 

Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

 

Slightly lighter Butterscotch Blonde finish; Large maple neck with re-sculpted U-shaped profile and comfortably rolled edges; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; "Barrel" switch tip and knurled chrome domed control knobs

 

Vintage '52 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

  • Ash body with slightly lighter Butterscotch Blonde finish and single-ply black pickguard.

 

  • Large maple neck with re-sculpted U-shaped profile and comfortably rolled edges.

 

  • All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

 

  • Barrel switch tip and knurled chrome domed control knobs.

 

  • Vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles.

AMERICAN VINTAGE

'56 STRATOCASTER

®

ELECTRONIC

Bridge Pickup:

Neck Pickup:

Middle Pickup:

 

Controls:

 

 

 

 

Pickup Switching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickup Configuration:

 

 

 

American Vintage '56 Single-Coil Strat

 

 

Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

 

 

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

 

 

SSS

 

Neck Material:

Neck Shape:

Scale Length:

Fingerboard Radius:

Number of Frets:

Fret Size:

String Nut:

Nut Width:

Neck Plate:

Neck Finish:

Fingerboard:

Position Inlays:

NECK

BODY

Body Shape:

Body Material:

 

Body Finish:

Stratocaster®

Ash

 

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

HARDWARE

6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

 

 

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style

 

Right-Hand

1-Ply Black

Eggshell

 

Bridge:

 

 

 

Tuning Machines:

 

 

Orientation: 

Pickguard: 

Control Knobs:

MAPLE FINGERBOARD,

AGED WHITE BLONDE

#0111502801

Maple

"Thick Soft "V"

25.5" (648 mm)

7.25" (184.1 mm)

21

Vintage-Style

Bone

1.650" (42 mm)

4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Maple

Black Dot

MISCELLANEOUS

Strings: 

 

Unique Features: 

 

 

 

Included Accessories: 

 

 

 

Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

 

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

 

Vintage '56 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench

 

  • Lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde finish model) with deep contours. *Applies to right-hand models only.

 

  • Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V" profile and comfortably rolled edges—one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever.

 

  • Single-ply white pickguard with eight holes.

 

  • Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing.

UNIQUE FEATURES

AMERICAN VINTAGE

'59 STRATOCASTER

®

ELECTRONIC

Bridge Pickup:

Neck Pickup:

Middle Pickup:

 

Controls:

 

 

 

 

Pickup Switching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickup Configuration:

 

 

 

American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat

 

 

Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

 

 

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

 

 

SSS

 

Neck Material:

Neck Shape:

Scale Length:

Fingerboard Radius:

Number of Frets:

Fret Size:

String Nut:

Nut Width:

Neck Plate:

Neck Finish:

Fingerboard:

Position Inlays:

NECK

BODY

Body Shape:

Body Material:

 

Body Finish:

Stratocaster®

Alder

 

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

HARDWARE

6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

 

 

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style

 

Right-Hand

3-Ply Mint Green with Vintage Bevel 

Aged White Plastic

 

 

Bridge:

 

 

 

Tuning Machines:

 

 

Orientation: 

Pickguard: 

 

Control Knobs:

SLAB ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD,

3-COLOR SUNBURST

#0111600800

Maple

"D" Shape

25.5" (648 mm)

7.25" (184.1 mm)

21

Vintage-Style

Bone

1.650" (42 mm)

4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Slab Rosewood

Pearloid Dot

MISCELLANEOUS

Strings: 

 

Unique Features: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included Accessories: 

 

 

 

Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

 

Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing

 

Vintage '59 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

  • Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, with slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes.

 

  • Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue, with slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and vintage-style edge bevels.

 

  • Lightweight alder body.

 

  • All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

 

  • Aged plastic knobs.

AMERICAN VINTAGE

'65 JAZZMASTER

®

ELECTRONIC

Bridge Pickup:

Neck Pickup:

Middle Pickup:

 

Controls:

 

 

 

 

Pickup Switching:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickup Configuration:

 

 

 

American Vintage '65 Single-Coil Jazzmaster

 

 

Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone. Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone

 

 

3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit

 

 

SS

 

Neck Material:

Neck Shape:

Scale Length:

Fingerboard Radius:

Number of Frets:

Fret Size:

String Nut:

Nut Width:

Neck Plate:

Neck Finish:

Fingerboard:

 

Position Inlays:

NECK

BODY

Body Shape:

Body Material:

 

Body Finish:

Jazzmaster®

Alder

 

Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

HARDWARE

American Vintage Floating Tremolo with Tremolo Lock Button

 

Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style

 

Right-Hand

4-Ply Tortoiseshell

 

White "Witch Hat"

 

 

Bridge:

 

 

 

Tuning Machines:

 

 

Orientation: 

Pickguard: 

 

Control Knobs:

ROUND-LAM ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD, 3-COLOR SUNBURST

#0112200800

Maple

Mid '60s "C"

25.5" (648 mm)

7.25" (184.1 mm)

21

Vintage-Style

Bone

1.650" (42 mm)

4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Fender Flash Coat LacquerBound Round-Laminated Rosewood

Pearloid Dot

MISCELLANEOUS

Strings: 

 

Unique Features: 

 

 

 

 

Included Accessories: 

 

 

 

Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

 

Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays; White "witch hat" control knobs; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls; Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button.

 

 

Vintage '65 Jazz Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Flatwound String Set, '60s Jazz Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Vintage and Modern Owner's Manuals, Saddle Height Wrench

 

  • Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays.

 

  • White "witch hat" control knobs.

 

  • Three-color Sunburst and limited Aztec Gold finishes.

 

  • All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls.

 

  • Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button.

UNIQUE FEATURES

T R A D E

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