Fender American Vintage II ’61 Stratocaster 2023 – 3-Color Sunburst

$ 1935.19

Weight: 7.77 lbs

Condition: Very good, almost no wear but a few minor dings, these new finishes on the Vintage II series will relic sooner than you think, plays and sounds phenomenal with 10-46’s, comes in original case with candy.

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-Colour 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 synchronised 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.

  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Orientation: Right-Hand

Neck

  • Fingerboard Material: Slab Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: 1961 “C”
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Refinement Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
  • Number Of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.77 cm)

Body

  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Hardware

  • Bridge: Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Control Knobs: Aged White
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Pickup Covers: Aged White
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
  • String Trees: Butterfly
  • Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
  • Tremolo Arm: Screw-In
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
  • Bridge Mounting: 6-Screw Vintage-Style
  • Switch Tip: Aged White

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ‘61 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage ‘61 Single-Coil Strat®
  • 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
  • Configuration: SSS

Miscellaneous

  • Case Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior)