Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster, 3-Tone Sunburst

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  • Includes Deluxe Vintage Hardcase
  • Faithful Reproduction of the Late 1959 Stratocaster Model
  • Dark Rosewood Slab Fingerboard Provides Natural Tonal Properties
  • Classic Three-Ply Mint Green Pickguard Adds to the Vintage Style
  • Vintage Synchronised Tremolo Offers Incredible Pitch Shifts

Fender American Vintage '59 Stratocaster, 3-Tone Sunburst

Fender’s American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster offers a faithful reproduction of a Fender Stratocaster form late 1959, featuring a rosewood fingerboard, multi-ply laminated pickguard, and vintage pickups designed to reproduce the classic Fender sound. The guitars alder body delivers strong, full bodied tones, while the maple neck and rosewood fingerboard provide bright, warm characteristics. The Strat features the classic slim ‘D’ neck profile of that year, along with a vintage three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and a vintage style edge bevel. The pickups used are made to be vintage accurate, designed with original-era cloth wiring and wound to precise specs to produce an authentic, traditional fender tone and performance. Also featuring aged plastic control knobs, vintage style tremolo bridge, and vintage tuners, the American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster is a blast from the past, offering the classic design and feel of 1959 Fender with modern craftsmanship and components.

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American Vintage ‘59

This American Vintage ‘59 is based on a model from the later part of 1959. It has a slim-profile D shaped maple neck that offers a great feel to play, and a rosewood slab fingerboard providing and excellent sustain. Period correct features include a three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and vintage-style edge bevels, whilst the lightweight alder body is ideal for longer play sessions. Additional features that complete this vintage guitar include aged plastic knobs, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and the period accurate single coil pickups bringing the classic sound to match the look.

Solid Alder Body

A solid alder body is used on the Stratocaster, a wood that Fender prominently used in the 50’s and 60’s, delivering a strong, full bodied tone that has plenty of clarity to let the notes sing. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. The ’59 Stratocaster is also fitted with an American Vintage synchronised tremolo, allowing the guitar to create incredible pitch bends and dive bombs while keeping the strings stable and intune.

Maple Neck and Rosewood Fingerboard

The guitars solid maple neck provides the Stratocaster with bright characteristics, tightening up the guitars sound and giving it plenty of cut. The maple delivers a powerfully sharp punch when the strings are hit hard whilst still retaining its clarity to allow each note to sing. The rosewood fingerboard’s naturally oily surface allows any stray overtones to be absorbed into the pours, allowing for a natural fundamental tone. The rosewood provides the guitar with warm, soft tones whilst helping to ‘fur up’ the maples natural sound. The maple and rosewood work together to give the guitar sparkling highs that sizzle, a thick, firm low end, and an open midrange with a snappy attack.

American Vintage ’59 Pickups

Features on the Stratocaster is a set of three American Vintage ’59 single coil pickups, specially designed to reproduce the classic Fender tone from the 50’s. The pickups are designed with a vintage bobbin construction and genuine original-era cloth wiring to provide an authentic 50’s Fender pickup. The pickups are wound to precise specifications for an authentic, traditional fender tone and performance, delivering round, warm tones with a sweet edge. Its Formvar coated magnet wiring helps improve the overall brightness, the Alnico 5 magnets add plenty of focus and enhances the guitars dynamics, and the staggered pole pieces balance out the volume input for each string.

The American Vintage Series

The American Vintage series of guitars takes classic Fender models from key years between the mid-50s and 60s and gives them a new lease of life. These exciting models delve deep into Fender's roots, displaying real vintage accuracy. With original tooling dies, newly voiced pickups and reformulated vintage colours based on the actual period models, Fender have brought a series of guitars that have all the class and style of the originals matched with the best of modern day technology.


Body & Bridge

  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body: Alder
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo
  • Construction: Bolt-On Vintage Style
  • Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: "D"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Frets: 21 Vintage Style
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Scale: 25.5"

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat Pickup
  • Controls: Volume/2 x Tone/5-Way Switch
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green w/Vintage Bevel
  • Hardware: Chrome

Strings & Accessories

  • Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS (.010 - .046 Gauges)
  • Included Case: Deluxe Vintage Brown Hardshell
  • Accessories:
    • Vintage '59 Strat Strap, Cable and Cloth
    • Vintage 3-Position Switch
    • '50s Strat Information Kit
    • Bridge Cover
    • Manual
    • Saddle Height Wrench