Or, visit our Long Island guitar shop in Farmingdale, New York to browse our entire selection of Fender products. The colour options are limited throughout the whole range, so we hope that Fender might offer alternative custom-colour runs over coming years. Fender has played it straight down the vintage line with the bridge, all the way down to newly tooled saddles complete with 'PAT.PEND.' There is a meaty fullness and depth of tone in a vintage-style Strat with all the right bits, that is pretty much non-existent in the entry-level models. It'd be better to not have to do this, no matter how much you've learned to live with it over the years. We found some obvious lateral movement with the '56's neck joint; something to which many Strats are prone. 2012 Fender American Vintage 56 Stratocaster Electric Guitar I'm not usually a Strat guy, but when a nice one comes across my path I do really enjoy them. Even the tone caps are new and period correct, with authentic-looking 'ZNW1P1' 0.1 microfarad 'brown phonebook' caps. So, raise up the action a little, put a bit more relief in the neck and now we're cooking. The guitars specs include an Alder body in a flash coat lacquer finish, Thick Soft "V" neck profile, and a trio of American Vintage '56 Strat pickups! The fat, single-piece maple neck and 'board may have something to do with that - rosewood tends to have a different midrange character - but the pickups were also more urgent-sounding on the early guitars, something that Fender has done well to recreate here. We really do like the taper on it, too - the increase in thickness as you go up the neck really adds to the authentic feel. Plays and sounds great! : And we have to concede that the neck feels better, too: grr. Thus, the first and second issue American Vintage instruments (early 1980s, late 1990s) didn't feature the full girth and tapers of the true vintage necks. The 56 Stratocaster was one of the landmark versions. Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster 2-Tone Sunburst 2012, 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo. The guitars specs include an Alder body in a flash coat lacquer finish, Thick Soft "V" neck profile, and a trio of American Vintage '56 Strat pickups! All guitars and basses are thoroughly inspected upon arrival, and again before shipping, by our professional technicians. Fender 451 Shape Classic Celluloid Picks Medium 12-Pack Shell, Fender PureSonic Wired Headphones Black Metal, Fender MIJ Boxer Series Stratocaster HH Limited Edition Inca Silver, Fender MIJ Boxer Series Stratocaster HH Limited Edition Sherwood Green Metallic, Fender Cotton and Leather Guitar Strap (Black). You've seen more new Strats in the last 20 years than Simon Cowell has auditioned hopeful starlets. Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster 2-Tone Sunburst made in 2012. It's faithful design means it's not the most playable of the new 'old' Strats. For Sale Fender AVRI '56 Stratocaster Black 2012 Discussion in 'Guitars for Sale, Trade or Wanted' started by iamjohnlee92, Oct 7, 2020. We know buying new gear is a very personal decision. Weight: 7lbs 12oz VINTAGE 1956 STRATOCASTER STYLE Fender, Type: Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster 2-Tone Sunburst 2012 This is a used 2012 Fender American Vintage '56 Strat reissue in the classic 2-tone sunburst finish. You will receive a verification email shortly. We look forward to helping you. forward to finding your next guitar! Fender American Vintage '56 Stratocaster Présentation Avis Forums € Prix. Having changed the pickups in that guitar, we can say we'd feel no need whatsoever to do it in with this model. Get exclusive New Arrival, Sale & Giveaway info! Rest assured that this item passes our quality checks for optimal playability and performance. Have a question or need assistance? $2,038.64 + $131.61 shipping . Today we look Introduced in 1954, by 1956 the Stratocaster had been tweaked and was really taking off thanks to its use by artists like Buddy Holly. You could play anything from The Shadows, through The Beatles, Hendrix, David Gilmour, SRV and plenty more besides on this guitar, but the more interesting observation is how universally grown up and convincing it sounds in any classic Strat environment, not least when compared with any number of Fender's similar looking guitars for far lower prices. 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Brand The original case and trem arm are included. Since 1994 The Music Zoo has been a trusted source for musicians around the world. The last one I really "had a thing for" was a 1980 ESP clone , and that one's in my pile of "guitars that I regret that I sold." The '54 to '59 single-ply guards never went green, and it's interesting to note that Fender is using something on the '56 that looks more like the old, pre-1957 ABS material (often referred to as Bakelite), which was being phased out around that time. Select Affirm at checkout. Sight the neck, suspicions confirmed, so it's a firm hand on the upper horn, tug upwards on the neck.