Fender is reconstructing the American Vintage series with twelve brand new guitars. Five Strats, five Teles, one Jaguar and one Jazzmaster are being unveiled.
When it comes to reviving the legendary models from the brand`s past Fender has no competition. Their creations feature such a high level of historical accuracy plus the sheer quality and magnificent tone. For summer 2012 Fender prepared a reconstructed American Vintage series and equipped it with twelve new models. Five Stratocasters found in this lineup are: '56 Stratocaster, '56 Stratocaster Left Handed, '59 Stratocaster, '65 Stratocaster and '65 Stratocaster Left Handed. Five Telecaster models are also being introduced into the series: '52 Telecaster, '52 Telecaster Left Handed, '58 Telecaster, '64 Telecaster and '64 Telecaster Left Handed. '65 Jaguar and '65 Jazzmaster in right handed variants are also added to the series.
Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster and Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Left Handed are twin models from the American Vintage series. Alder and ash are used for the body, which comes in a standard double cutaway shape. Vintage tremolo bridge is featured on both models, as well as the set of three New American Vintage '56 Strat® single-coil pickups, which were developed especially for these models. Maple necks feature soft V contours and bolted joints. Maple fingerboards are equipped with 21 vintage frets and black dot inlays. For more info check '56 Stratocaster and '56 Stratocaster Left Handed detail pages on our site or on Fender official web pages. Here is the page for the left handed model.
Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster is a tribute to the legendary Strat from 1959, one of the most popular incarnations of this timeless guitar. Alder is used as the only body tone wood and it is paired with maple neck. Vintage tremolo bridge is plated in chrome and equipped with six adjustable saddles. New American Vintage '59 Strat® single coil pickups are laid out in S/S/S pattern. D-shaped neck is bolted to the body and topped with a 21-fret fingerboard. Both maple and rosewood variants are available. For more info check '59 Stratocaster detail page on our site or on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster and Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster Left Handed are a pair of models made in honor of mid-sixties Strats. Alder and maple are the main materials for these models. Alder is used for the bodies and maple for the bolted necks. These two also have vintage styled synchronized tremolo bridges with string-through-body construction. New American Vintage '65 Grey Bottom Strat single-coils are installed in the electronics areas of both models. Regular control units accompany both sets of pickups. Maple necks feature mid '60s C contours and rosewood fingerboards. 21 vintage frets, 7.25" radius and 1.65" bone nut are featured on both right and left handed variant. For more info check '65 Stratocaster and '65 Stratocaster detail pages on our site. Or visit '65 Strat and '65 Strat Left Handed pages on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster and Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Left Handed salute one of the earliest Telecasters, back in the day when it was the first and only successful solid bodied electric guitar from Fender. Single cutaway ash body is stripped down to bare basics on both variants and equipped with only essentials. Vintage Tele bridges with "trays" in front are installed on both models. '52 Tele single coil pickups are also a shared feature. Maple is used for the necks and both come with U contour. Bolted necks are topped with 21-fret maple fingerboards. For more info check '52 Telecaster and '52 Telecaster Left Handed detail pages on our site. Or visit '52 Tele and '52 Tele Left Handed pages on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '58 Telecaster is an homage to the Telecaster model from the end of the 1950s. Still it utilizes ash bodies in combination with maple necks. Body is flat, unbound and features no top wood veneer. Vintage-styled Tele bridge is equipped with three saddles and string-through construction. New American Vintage '58 Tele® singles are placed in both bridge and neck positions. Maple neck has D contour and it`s topped with a 21-fret fingerboard made of maple. The fingerboard is equipped with black dot inlays, 7.25" radius and 1.65" wide bone nut, which are measures consistent throughout the series. 25-1/2" scale is also featured on all models, except Jaguar. For more info check '58 Telecaster detail page on our site or on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster and Fender American Vintage '64 Telecaster Left Handed are dedicated to the fans of mid-sixties Telecasters. They come with a choice between ash and alder bodies on right handed model and only alder for the left handed variant. Single cutaway bodies are covered with vintage styled white plastic pickguards. Tray bridges are featured on both models, as are New American Vintage '64 Gray Bottom Tele® singles. They are installed in S/S patterns. Maple necks have '60s C contours and 21-fret rosewood fingerboards. For more info check '64 Telecaster and '64 Telecaster Left Handed detail pages on our site. Or visit '64 Tele and '64 Tele Left Handed pages on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '65 Jaguar is the only 24" scaled guitar in this bunch and it brings the most complex electronics unit in the entire series. New American Vintage '65 Jaguar® single coils have master volume, master tone and two separate on/off slide switches, one for each pickup. Also, both the rhythm and lead circuits have their own volume and tone controls. This brings countless variations and possibilities. Alder is used to make this Jag`s body and it`s combined with maple neck. Neck is bolted and equipped with mid-sixties C contour. Rosewood fingerboard is the only one in the series with 22 frets. For more info check '65 Jaguar detail page on our site or on Fender official web page.
Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster is the bigger brother of aforementioned Jaguar. They share the body contours, with the major difference being the scale length. Jazzmaster has full 25-1/2 inches, while the Jaguar has 24" scale. Alder-made body is available in 3-Color sunburst and Aztec Gold options. Vintage tremolo bridge has an adjust-o-matic bridge in the front and tremolo plate in the back. Special New American Vintage single coil pickups are installed on this model. Maple neck has mid sixties C contour and bolted joint. Rosewood fingerboard is equipped with 21 vintage frets, dot position inlays, 7.25" wide radius and 1.65" bone nut. For more info check '65 Jazzmaster detail page on our site or on Fender official web page.