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.
Relive the sound and spirit of 1965 with the American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster. Smack in the middle of one of music’s most electrifying decades, the Stratocaster in 1965 was an instrument on its way to becoming rock’s greatest electric guitar. Built with original tooling and based directly on actual 1965 models we tracked down, this U.S.-made guitar returns you to a pivotal period when the Strat® was poised to soar to phenomenal new heights.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape: Mid '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Round-Laminated 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 Butt Adjust
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: American Vintage '65 Gray Bottom Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '65 Gray Bottom 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
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel-Plated Steel
Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply White with Vintage Bevel
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tip: Aged White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Other Features: Thick C-shaped maple neck with round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
Case/Gig Bag: Updated Deluxe Vintage Black
Included Accessories: Vintage '65 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '60s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
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