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Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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1959 was an important and highly evolutionary year for the Stratocaster because that's when slimmer necks, rosewood fingerboards and multi-ply laminated pickguards first appeared.The American Vintage ... Click To Read More About This Product

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  • American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard
    3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

    $2,34999.00

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    Sherwood Green Rosewood Fingerboard

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  • American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst Maple Neck
    3-Color Sunburst Maple Neck

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

1959 was an important and highly evolutionary year for the Stratocaster because that's when slimmer necks, rosewood fingerboards and multi-ply laminated pickguards first appeared.

The American Vintage '59 Stratocaster presents two versions of that year's pivotal transitional model; one from early 1959 and one from later 1959. Both have the slim-profile D-shaped maple neck of that year, with the earlier version featuring a maple fingerboard and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; the later version featuring a dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and vintage-style edge bevels. Both also feature a lightweight alder body, aged plastic knobs and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

The American Vintage Series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, 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.

The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's best-selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was "back" as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, they've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept-restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more-based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure they had it right. Fender did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.

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FEATURES

  • 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
  • Includes deluxe vintage brown case
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Series: American Vintage
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple, "D" Shape
  • Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Slab Rosewood or Maple on (800) 3-Color Sunburst; Slab Rosewood on (806) Black, (872) Faded Sonic Blue
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
  • Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Pickups: New American Vintage '59 Strat Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge) New American Vintage '59 Strat Single-Coil Pickup (Middle) New American Vintage '59 Strat Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • 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
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck) , Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Control Knobs: New Aged White Strat
  • Pickguard: Single-Ply White on MN; 3-Ply Mint Green with Vintage Bevel on RW
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Incl. Accessories: Vintage '59 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
  • Case/Gig Bag: New Deluxe Vintage Brown Case
  • Unique Features: 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
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FenderAmerican Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

59 Sonic Blue Stratocaster AVRI

By CHARLES SAVAGE

from Auburn Hills, MI

Comments about Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

There is little to add to the quality of today?s Fender American Vintage Reissues that has not already been said. The guitar I received was everything I could have expected from the color, tone, weight (7.65lbs!), feel of the neck as well as its wide range of tone. This guitar can take me from the Buddy Holly twang when playing Rave On to the rich blues of The Wind Cries Mary of Jimmy Hendrix and beyond. My thanks to theAmerican Fender team for taking the time to recreate a legendary instrument such as this and my sales contact at Guitar Center who helped me through my purchase.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the fender to have if you can only have one

By Metal Nerd

from Totowa New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    The name Fender has a very large following with many models. The '59 reissue is a beast. The pickups are very tone friendly and lend themselves to a variety of playing styles. Clean tones even at loud levels with cranked gain. The frets and neck are true to period style and just add to the level of excellence Fender products provide to musicians.

     
    5.0

    pure vintage "magic"

    By Foxx

    from Olympia, Washington

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • This is minor but I prefer a thicker neck

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing on stage and teaching guitar for forty years and have been shopping at G.C. just as long (I have about 20 strats and have traded in about 100) and have not seen anything this well made (for under 2k) in many, many years if at all. Good job Fender in creating this wonderful instrument. As soon as I picked it up and started playing it I knew I had to have it... the weight, the feel, the look everything was just right "Magic". The tone on this strat is amazing even in it's unplugged state you can hear all of the wonderful nuances pouring out of it as you play, to say the least I was hooked. As far as craftsmanship is concerned I have yet to see anything that compares to the quality of this piece, and that's saying a lot.

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