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Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster | Demo and Overview with Lindsay Ellplay button

Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster | Demo and Overview with Lindsay Ell


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Celebrate seven decades of iconic style and tone with the Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster. This limited-edition model authentically captures the spirit of the original ’54 Strat, from the overall design, down to the component level. For players and collectors who want to experience a piece of Fender history, the 70th Anniversary tribute to the 1954 Stratocaster delivers the real deal, right here, right now.

Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster Ash Body

Resonant Ash Body in Two-Tone Sunburst Finish

The 70th Anniversary 1954 Fender Stratocaster features a lightweight, resonant ash body finished in two-tone sunburst with nitrocellulose lacquer, just like the original model. Ash has been prized by guitar builders for decades thanks to its marvelous acoustic properties that emphasize sweet, singing midrange tones. The thin nitro finish allows the wood to breathe and vibrate freely, producing vibrant, organic Strat sound. From sparkling cleans to snarly overdrive, the ash body produces a magical sound that players have treasured for over 70 years. The nitro finish also wears in a distinctive way, letting your playing impart a personalized mojo over time.

Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster Neck

Rounded Old-School Fingerboard Offers Smooth Playability

When you pick up the 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster, you'll immediately notice how comfortably the maple neck fits in your hand. It sports a vintage-style C-shape profile that feels retro, yet also slick and sleek. The 7.25" fingerboard radius provides a rounder feel compared to modern radii that are much flatter, making chords, lead lines and bends pleasantly smooth. Even old-school frets are installed for authentic vibrato response. Whether you're ripping surf rock rhythms or emulating Stevie Ray Vaughan's wailing solos, the ’54's neck simply begs to be played.

Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster Pickups

Authentic 1954 Single-Coil Pickups Conjure Classic Strat Tones

What would a vintage Strat be without its sonic magic? This celebratory American Vintage II comes loaded with a set of custom 70th Anniversary 1954 single-coil pickups, providing authentic bell-like tones that shimmer and shine. The bridge pickup has accentuated treble response, so your leads cut through the mix, and the middle pickup produces rounded, balanced tones perfect for rhythm work. The neck pickup delivers iconic warm, throaty tones that sing with vintage character and give the Strat its instantly recognizable voice. Just like the original 1954 pickup set, these custom-wounds capture the essence of the Stratocaster's legendary sound.

Fender 70th Anniversary American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster Hardware

Vintage-Accurate Hardware for the ’54 Experience

The Fender 70th Anniversary 1954 aims to recreate the original Strat experience down to the smallest details—including its hardware. It features a period-accurate synchronized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles for liquid, emotive vibrato effects, while single-line Fender Deluxe tuners provide precise and reliable stability. All plastics, including knobs, bobbin covers, switch tip and single-ply pickguard are true to the era, providing the perfect visual finishing touch. And the included tweed hardshell case houses an assortment of "case candy," like vintage spec sheets and accessories. The 70th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster is a meticulously crafted tribute to the iconic original model.

There’s no better way to celebrate its platinum anniversary than to experience the one that started it all—the 1954 Fender Stratocaster. This exquisitely crafted reissue puts a captivating piece of the Fender legacy into your hands. The 70th Anniversary Fender American Vintage II 1954 Stratocaster is only around for a limited time, so act fast if you want to add a treasured instrument to your collection.

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  • Resonant ash body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 70th Anniversary 1954 single-coil pickups

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Gloss
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Vintage
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Maple
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.62" (41.3 mm) Bone
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Individual tone, Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-Way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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