The Fender American Vintage ‘59 Stratocaster with Maple Fingerboard is an incredibly accurate early 1959 reissue offering all the highly evolutionary features such as a slimmer neck, maple fingerboard and single ply, 8-hole pickguard that appeared in the early part of this pivotal year. If you prefer a Rosewood fingerboard, check out the later version Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster Rosewood Electric Guitar.
The American Vintage ’59 Strat reissue is modeled after the early 1959 Strats and features the slim-profile D-shaped maple neck of that year, a maple fingerboard, faded Three-color Sunburst finish and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes. Its lightweight alder body, aged plastic knobs and vintage-accurate pickups, bridge saddles, tuner spacing give the look and feel that makes the original ’59 strats some of the most highly sought after.
Fender American Vintage 59 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features
Fender American Vintage Series
- Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, with slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes
- Lightweight alder body
- Pickups wound to period-correct 1959 specs and sound
- Aged plastic knobs
- Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
The American Vintage series introduces a lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, American Vintage series guitars delve deep into Fender’s roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from.
The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender’s best selling guitars. Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, Fender completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars they tracked down to make sure they had it right. Fender did the work, and it shows, because there’s pure tonal magic in each American Vintage guitar.