It's always pretty cool when Fender release a new limited edition run, and for 2017 they bring us the American Vintage '56 Roasted Ash Stratocaster. Built for the rock 'n' rollers back in mid '56, this Strat was built using original tooling and based directly on a real deal '56 model!
With a stunning natural finish, this Strat is a real hybrid of traditional Strat design and rich, natural Ash construction. With a thick Soft V shape profile and flash coat lacquer Maple neck, this guitar offers that real distinctive Strat feel but with just a touch more finesse. Equally at home playing big chords or intricate lead work, and with 21 vintage style frets, a 7.25" radius and 25.5" scale length, this Stratocaster feels familiar and supremely comfortable.
Loaded with a trio of American Vintage '56 single coils, you get traditional Strat spank with a touch of vintage shimmer. It's a great choice as they complement the natural tone of the Roasted Ash perfectly and deliver a real crisp, organic sound.
It might be a limited run, but this is so much more than a collectors piece, it's a real players guitar.