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NEW! American Vintage '56 Stratocaster® Guitar With Tweed Case!


American Vintage Series

The American Vintage series delves deep into Fender's roots—expertly preserving our legacy with period-correct features and designs from mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. Learn More
Vintage 1956 Stratocaster Style

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 ’56 Stratocaster guitar takes you back to mid-1956, when the model was still new and a brand-new musical phenomenon called rock ‘n’ roll was making its first raucous waves. Built with original tooling and based directly on real-deal 1956 models we tracked down, this U.S.-made guitar returns you to that electrifying era when the Strat was just beginning to stake its claim, with pure tonal magic, style and feel.


Deeper body contours
Thick one-piece maple neck with "soft V"-shaped profile and comfortably rounded edges (one of the most prized and popular Stratocaster necks ever)
Specially voiced pickups with modern five-way switch; optional three-way switch includedv
Vintage-accurate bridge saddles, tuner spacing and more
Single-ply eight-hole white pickguard
Reformulated vintage colors