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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.
By 1973, now-classic CBS design cues had become standard spec and were widely used by rock, funk, fusion and prog players around the world. Weekly late night music television shows like Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, In concert and Midnight Special provided more exposure than ever for Fender instruments, further cementing the Stratocaster’s dominance as a pop culture phenomenon.
The American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster® exudes the spirit of the era and is outfitted with a trio of Pure Vintage '73 staggered pole pickups, a large headstock with dual string trees, a convenient “Bullet” style truss rod nut and a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism. The “C”-shape maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius rosewood or maple fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The guitar is offered in three classic colors over ash: Aged Natural, Lake Placid Blue and Mocha, the latter being the first custom color ever to feature a black pickguard on a Strat®. Additional features include vintage-style “F” stamped tuners and a synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and cold rolled steel block.
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 Black (Orange Interior)
HEADSTOCKLarge '70s Style
NECK FINISHGloss Polyurethane
NECK SHAPE1973 "C"
FINGERBOARD RADIUS7.25" (184.1 mm)
POSITION INLAYSBlack Dot
NUMBER OF FRETS21
TRUSS RODBullet Style
TRUSS ROD NUTBullet Style
NUT WIDTH1.650" (42 mm)
BODY FINISHGloss Polyurethane
BRIDGEAmerican Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECEIncludes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING6-Screw Vintage-Style
TREMOLO BLOCKCold Rolled Steel
PICKUP COVERSAged White
CONTROL KNOBSAged White
SWITCH TIPAged White
TUNING MACHINESPure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped
STRINGSFender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
NECK PLATE3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™, Serialized
BRIDGE PICKUPPure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
MIDDLE PICKUPPure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
NECK PICKUPPure Vintage '73 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