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.
With its alluring curves, sparkling sounds and groundbreaking tremolo bridge, Fender’s new 1954 Stratocaster was a phenomenon, unlike anything the world had ever seen. By 1957, the Stratocaster had crystallized into a mid-century masterpiece.
Featuring a trio of Pure Vintage '57 Stratocaster pickups, sweeping body contours and a supremely comfortable “V”-shape neck with a 7.25” radius maple fingerboard, the American Vintage II 1957 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 a single-ply pickguard.
Offered in three stunning nitrocellulose lacquer finishes – 2-Color Sunburst and Sea Foam Green over alder and Vintage Blonde over ash – the American Vintage II 1957 Stratocaster celebrates a true icon of Fender instrument design.
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.
SERIES American Vintage II
COLOR Vintage Blonde
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN US
NECK MATERIAL 1-Piece Maple
NECK FINISH Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
NECK SHAPE 1957 "V"
NECK CONSTRUCTION 4-Bolt
FINGERBOARD RADIUS 7.25" (184.1 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL Maple
POSITION INLAYS Black Dot
SIDE DOTS Black
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 FINISH Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
BODY SHAPE Stratocaster
BODY MATERIAL Ash
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 1-Ply Parchment
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
BRIDGE PICKUP Pure Vintage '57 Single-Coil Strat
MIDDLE PICKUP Pure Vintage '57 Single-Coil Strat
NECK PICKUP Pure Vintage '57 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
DIMENSIONS 6.30x17.20x43.30 IN
FRET SIZE Vintage Tall
SCALE LENGTH 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Case/Gig Bag Vintage-Style Tweed (Crushed Red Interior)