This Fender American Vintage II 1957 Stratocaster in 2-Color Sunburst is brand new and weighs 8 lbs 3 oz. The American Vintage II Series celebrates vintage specs and modern manufacturing for the utmost in quality control and playability. With Nitrocellulose finishes, period-correct colors, and impressively accurate neck profiles, the American Vintage II series is the vintage purists' dream come true!
Building by hand offers pluses and minuses... the latter being looser tolerances, and very noticable inconsistencies (like neck profile, fingerboard radius, body carve, etc...) Yes, these American Vintage II guitars are built with the same specs as the guitars they are based on but with the American Vintage II Series, we get Vintage Spec and Modern Manufacturing to get what many would argue is the best of both worlds.
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 single coil 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.