Fender American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst (854)
The popularity of Fender musical instruments grew throughout the ‘50s, flourishing into an assortment of instrument models, and by 1961 the Stratocaster had taken on a more refined aesthetic.
A big evolutionary change in early ’60s first appeared in late 1959, when Fender guitars transitioned from maple fingerboards to rosewood—mostly because of the visible wear that a maple fingerboard showed. But it made an appreciable difference in the overall tonality of the guitar, giving it a slightly warmer voice.
To mirror this transitional period, American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster sports a 7.25” radius slab rosewood fingerboard, and 3-ply pickguard accenting the Strat’s signature curves.
Body:Alder Body Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Shape:Stratocaster Control Knobs:Aged White Fingerboard:Slab Rosewood Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome Pickguard:3-Ply Mint Green Position Inlays:Clay Dot Neck Finish:Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Construction:4-Bolt Neck Pickup:Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat Side Dots:Vintage Clay Headstock:Stratocaster Bridge Cover/Tailpiece:Includes Chrome Bridge Cover String Nut:Bone Bridge Pickup:Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup:Pure Vintage '61 Single-Coil Strat Controls:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) 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 Pickup Configuration:SSS Bridge:Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles Tuning Machines:Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Case/Gig Bag:Vintage-Style Brown (Orange Interior) Fingerboard Radius:7.25" (184.1 mm) Fret Size:Vintage Tall Neck Material:Maple Refinement Neck Material:Maple Number of Frets:21 Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm) Scale Length:25.5" (64.77 cm) Truss Rod:Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
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