Fender is set to release a series of limited Edition American
Vintage Series guitars featuring "1st 46" neck plates, marking the
first 46 instruments produced of each model.
The collectible neck plates will commemorate Fender's founding
in 1946, as well as celebrating the new American Vintage Series,
described as Fender's "most accurate and beautiful reissue
instruments ever from key historical years".
The collectable "1st 46" guitars will be randomly distributed,
with the aim of giving fans worldwide an equal chance of owning
PRESS RELEASE: Fender is proud to announce
the release of a limited number of the popular American Vintage
Series instruments featuring "1st46"neck plates, a
designation given to the first 46 instruments of each model year.
These neck plates commemorate the fact that Fender was founded in
1946, as well as the fact that Fender is releasing the most
accurate and beautiful Fender reissue instruments ever from key
historical years. The neck plate will serve as an indicator that
these "1st 46" models were the first of their kind
to be built, as well as add an element of collectability to these
first run instruments. These units will be randomly distributed
around the globe for Fender fans everywhere to have a chance to
find one in their local stores.
The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's
best-selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was
one of the first signs that Fender was "back" as the CBS era
ended). 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, the entire
vintage-reissue concept has been completely and comprehensively
re-imagined-restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups,
reformulating vintage colors and more-based on actual vintage
guitars designers tracked down to ensure even greater accuracy.
All the new American Vintage Series guitars feature thick and
slim necks with profiles and edges carefully re-sculpted to reflect
even greater period-correct authenticity, with both maple and
rosewood fingerboards, vintage-style frets and bone nuts; all-new
vintage-style pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound to
accurately reflect specific model years, and even specific
periods within specific model years; retooled
pickguards, parts and hardware designed to accurately reflect
specific model years (and again, even specific
periods within specific model years), and
standard and custom-color finishes re-formulated for even greater
The new guitars are the American Vintage '56, '59 and
'65 Stratocaster®models ('56
model also in left-handed version), American Vintage '58 and '64Telecaster® models
('64 model also in left-handed version), American Vintage '65
Jazzmaster® and American Vintage '65
Jaguar®. Also, the American Vintage '52 Telecaster
returns to the fold (in right- and left-handed versions) with body,
neck and pickups refined with the best features-tones, curves,
perimeters, radii and more-from a handful of extraordinary '52
Telecaster specimens examined by Fender craftsmen.
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