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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.
During the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, the popularity of Fender musical instruments flourished, and although the Fender assortment had expanded to include many great new instruments, the Stratocaster® reigned supreme. By 1961, the Stratocaster had taken on a more refined aesthetic, with a 3-Color Sunburst reformulated with a more vibrant red and bolder black edge, topped with a 3-ply pickguard accenting the Strat’s signature curves.
Featuring a premium alder body, a trio of Pure Vintage 1961 Stratocaster pickups and a medium “C”-Shaped maple neck mated with a 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard, the American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster reproduces the quintessential tone and feel of the original. Other appointments include a vintage-accurate synchronized tremolo with cold rolled steel block and bent steel saddles, single-line “Fender Deluxe” tuners and 3-ply pickguard.
The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.
CASE/GIG BAG: Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)
NECK FINISHGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE1961 "C"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIALSlab Rosewood
POSITION INLAYSClay Dot
SIDE DOTSVintage Clay
NUMBER OF FRETS21
TRUSS RODVintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUTVintage-Style Butt Adjust
NUT WIDTH1.650" (42 mm)
BODY FINISHGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BRIDGEPure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECEIncludes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING6-Screw Vintage-Style
TREMOLO BLOCKCold Rolled Steel
PICKGUARD3-Ply Mint Green
PICKUP COVERSAged White
CONTROL KNOBSAged White
SWITCH TIPAged White
TUNING MACHINESPure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
STRINGSFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
NECK PLATE4-Bolt Serialized
BRIDGE PICKUPPure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
MIDDLE PICKUPPure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
NECK PICKUPPure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
CONTROLSMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
SWITCHING5-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