Fender American Vintage '56 MN Strat

Aged White Blonde

    Obey That Tone, This Blonde You Don't Forget - The Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster

    The American Vintage '56 Stratocaster guitar takes you straight back to mid-1956, when the model was still new and when what is quite possibly the most prized and popular neck ever affixed to the instrument first appeared—a thick one-piece maple neck with a soft "V" shape and comfortably rounded edges. Such meticulous authenticity even extends to the single-ply white pickguard with eight holes, lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde) with deep contours, and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more.

     This series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With their key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, these American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender's roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy, and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it's going, but also remembers where it came from...

    The first American Vintage Series early 1980s introduction showed that Fender was "back" - and taking it back - as the CBS era ended. 

    Now Fender has boldly cleared that slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with the features, the specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models, they've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure they had it right. Fender did the work - and it shows - because there's pure tonal magic in this American Vintage Series instrument.