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DEMO Fender American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster - 3-Color Sunburst (553)

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Article number: V2432553

This is the exact guitar you'll receive! This guitar is brand new, but has been on display on our sales floor. May have a few light examples of shop wear such as light marks, scratches, etc. May not ship in original shipping box. This instrument still carries the full manufacturers warranty, and will be thoroughly inspected before shipping!

Weight - 7lbs 13.5oz (SN: V2432553)

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.

General
SERIES: American Vintage II
ORIENTATION: Right-Hand
COLOR: 3-Color Sunburst
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

Neck
HEADSTOCK: Stratocaster®
NECK MATERIAL: Maple
NECK FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: 1961 "C"
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Slab Rosewood
POSITION INLAYS: Clay Dot
SIDE DOTS: Vintage Clay
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
TRUSS ROD NUT: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
STRING NUT: Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.650" (42 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Bone

Body
BODY: Alder
BODY FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Stratocaster®
BODY MATERIAL: Alder

Hardware
BRIDGE: Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
BRIDGE COVER/TAILPIECE: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
BRIDGE MOUNTING: 6-Screw Vintage-Style
TREMOLO BLOCK: Cold Rolled Steel
PICKGUARD: 3-Ply Mint Green
PICKUP COVERS: Aged White
CONTROL KNOBS: Aged White
SWITCH TIP: Aged White
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
TUNING MACHINES: Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
STRING TREES: Butterfly
STRINGS: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
TREMOLO ARM: Screw-In
NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt Serialized
STRAP BUTTONS: Vintage-Style

Electronics
BRIDGE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
MIDDLE PICKUP: Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
NECK PICKUP: Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat®
PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SSS
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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

Measurements
FRET SIZE: Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm)

Accessories
RECOMMENED GIG BAG: FE1225 Electric Guitar Gig Bag, P/N 0991612406 (Not Included)

Miscellaneous
STYLE: 3 Single-Coil

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