For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.
The American Vintage ’59 Stratocaster is available in two authentic versions of the transitional 1959 model—one from early that year and one from later that year. As it accompanied rock ‘n’ roll into the wild new 1960s, the 1959 Stratocaster was an instrument poised for impending greatness. That special vibe is built into the DNA of this U.S.-made guitar, based directly on real-deal 1959 models we tracked down and crafted with original tooling and pure Strat style and feel.FEATURES Slim-profile neck with 1959 “D”-shaped profile Maple (early 1959 model) and “slab” rosewood (later 1959 model) fingerboards Vintage-accurate pickups with modern five-way switch; optional three-way switch included Single-ply eight-hole white pickguard (early 1959 model) and 10-hole three-ply mint green pickguard with beveled edges (later 1959 model) Aged plastic control knobs Vintage-accurate bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more BODY BODY MATERIAL:Alder BODY FINISH:Fender Flash Coat Lacquer BODY SHAPE:Stratocaster® NECK NECK MATERIAL:Maple NECK FINISH:Fender Flash Coat Lacquer NECK SHAPE:"D" Shape SCALE LENGTH:25.5" (648 mm) FINGERBOARD MATERIAL:Slab Rosewood FINGERBOARD RADIUS:7.25" (184.1 mm) NUMBER OF FRETS:21 FRET SIZE:Vintage-Style NUT MATERIAL:Bone NUT WIDTH:1.650" (42 mm) POSITION INLAYS:Pearloid Dot TRUSS ROD:Vintage-Style Heel Adjust ELECTRONICS BRIDGE PICKUP:American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat MIDDLE PICKUP:American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat NECK PICKUP:American Vintage '59 Single-Coil Strat CONTROLS:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle 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 CONFIGURATION:SSS HARDWARE BRIDGE:6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo HARDWARE FINISH:Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel TUNING MACHINES:Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style PICKGUARD:3-Ply Mint Green with Vintage Bevel CONTROL KNOBS:Aged White Plastic SWITCH TIP:Aged White NECK PLATE:4-Bolt Vintage-Style MISCELLANEOUS STRINGS:Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) OTHER FEATURES:Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes; Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue has slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing LEGAL NOTICE:Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice ACCESSORIES CASE/GIG BAG:Updated Deluxe Vintage Brown INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:Vintage '59 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench