American Vintage Series
'52 TELECASTER
'65 STRATOCASTER
'65 JAZZMASTER
'65 JAGUAR
'63 PRECISION BASS
 
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MODELS

UNIQUE FEATURES

FIRST IMPRESSIONS



THE JOURNEY

To take the American Vintage series forward, we needed to return to the source and go back in time. We zeroed in on a goldmine of unbelievable original vintage specimens, and we spared no detail in painstakingly dissecting and documenting each phenomenal original-era instrument. We made the journey. We did the work. We dived deep. Every detail was scrutinized, studied and honed.

After exhaustive research, we restored existing '50s-era tooling to the glory of its prime. We created new tooling to craft parts even more authentically. Manufacturing processes were upgraded and refined. New pickups were voiced for each guitar. And much more. Watch the videos and look at the images to see some examples of the journey we took in researching these vintage guitars to make our new instruments.



EXPLORE THE AMERICAN VINTAGE MODELS

'52 TELECASTER
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'52 TELECASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '52 Tele strap, cable, and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '50s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual.

'52 TELECASTER
Unique Features

Ash body with slightly lighter Butterscotch Blonde finish and single-ply black pickguard.

Large maple neck with re-sculpted U-shaped profile and comfortably rolled edges.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

Barrel switch tip and knurled chrome domed control knobs.

Vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles.

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'52 TELECASTER
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'56 STRATOCASTER
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'56 STRATOCASTER
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'56 STRATOCASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '56 Strat strap, cable, and cloth; vintage 3-position switch, 50's Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual. *Bridge Cover not included in left handed model.


'56 STRATOCASTER
Unique Features

Lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde finish model) with deep contours. *Applies to right-hand models only.

Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V" profile and comfortably rolled edges—one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

Single-ply white pickguard with eight holes.

Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing.

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'58 TELECASTER
Unique Features

Lightweight ash body with single-ply white pickguard.

Early-1958 large maple neck with comfortable "D"-shaped profile.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with early-1958 staggered bridge pickup pole magnets.

Vintage-accurate, solid steel "barrel" bridge saddles and tuner spacing.

Top-hat switch tip and flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs.

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'58 TELECASTER
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'58 TELECASTER
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'58 TELECASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '58 Tele strap, cable, and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '50s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual.




'59 STRATOCASTER
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'59 STRATOCASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '59 Strat strap, cable, and cloth; vintage 3-position switch, '50s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual.


'59 STRATOCASTER
Unique Features

Early-1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, with slim-profile D-shaped maple neck and single-ply white pickguard with eight holes.

Later 1959 model in faded Three-color Sunburst, Black and limited faded Sonic Blue, with slim-profile D-shaped maple neck, dark rosewood slab fingerboard and three-ply mint green pickguard with 10 holes and vintage-style edge bevels.

Lightweight alder body.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

Aged plastic knobs.

Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing.

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'59 STRATOCASTER
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'64 TELECASTER
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'64 TELECASTER
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'64 TELECASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '64 Tele strap, cable, and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '60s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual.


'64 TELECASTER
Unique Features

Lightweight alder body (ash on White Blonde model) with three-ply white pickguard with eight holes. *Applies to right-hand models only.

Slimmer, more rounded maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with staggered bridge pickup pole magnets.

Threaded steel "barrel" bridge saddles.

Top-hat switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs.

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'65 JAGUAR
Unique Features

Bound round-laminated fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays.

Three-color Sunburst and limited Candy Apple Red finishes.

Classic Jaguar shorter scale.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls.

Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button.

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'65 JAGUAR
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'65 JAGUAR
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'65 JAGUAR
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '65 Jag strap, cable, and cloth; flatwound string set, '60s jag information kit, bridge cover, vintage and modern owner's manuals.




'65 JAZZMASTER
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'65 JAZZMASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '65 Jazz strap, cable, and cloth; flatwound string set, '60s Jazz information kit, bridge cover, vintage and modern owner's manuals.


'65 JAZZMASTER
Unique Features

Bound round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays.

White "witch hat" control knobs.

Three-color Sunburst and limited Aztec Gold finishes.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, with classic dual-circuit wiring and controls.

Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button.

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'65 JAZZMASTER
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'65 STRATOCASTER
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'65 STRATOCASTER
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'65 STRATOCASTER
In-Case Extras and Accessories

Vintage '65 Strat strap, cable, and cloth; vintage 3-position switch, '60s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual *Bridge cover not included in left handed model


'65 STRATOCASTER
Unique Features

Lightweight alder body in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and limited Dakota Red (left-handed model in Three-color Sunburst).

Thick C-shaped maple neck with round-laminated dark rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays.

All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound.

Three-ply white pickguard with 11 holes.

Aged plastic knobs.

Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing.

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'63 PRECISION BASS
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'63 PRECISION BASS

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'63 PRECISION BASS
Unique Features

Slightly wider C-shaped maple neck

Round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with clay-colored dot inlays

Three-ply mint green pickguard (four-ply brown pickguard on Three-Color Sunburst model)

American Vintage ’63 split single-coil pickup

Lower-mounted finger rest

Vintage-style bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles

Knurled flat-top chrome control knobs

Auxiliary strap button on the back of headstock

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'58 PRECISION BASS
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'58 PRECISION BASS

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'58 PRECISION BASS
Unique Features

Lightweight alder body in Black and Three-color Sunburst; ash-body White Blonde model

Thick C-shaped maple neck with 20 vintage-style frets and black dot inlays

Gold anodized aluminum pickguard with lacquer finish

American Vintage ’58 split single-coil pickup

Lower-mounted finger rest

Vintage-style bridge with threaded steel “barrel” saddles

Knurled flat-top chrome control knobs

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'64 JAZZ BASS
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'64 JAZZ BASS

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'64 JAZZ BASS
Unique Features

1964-style slimmer C-shaped maple neck

Round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and clay-colored dot inlays

Three-ply white pickguard (four-ply brown pickguard on Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White models)

American Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups

Lower-mounted finger rest

Vintage-style bridge with threaded steel "barrel" saddles

Chrome pickup and “F”-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning

Auxiliary strap button on the back of headstock

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'74 JAZZ BASS
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'74 JAZZ BASS

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'74 JAZZ BASS
Unique Features

Urethane-finished alder body in Three-color Sunburst, Olympic White and Black; ash-body Natural finish model

U-shaped maple neck

Maple and round-laminated rosewood fingerboards with white binding, pearl block inlays and 20 vintage-style frets

Three-ply black/white/black pickguard (three-ply white/black/white on Black model)

Upper-mounted thumb rest

Vintage-style bridge with single-groove steel "barrel" saddles

Chrome pickup and "F"-stamped bridge covers with vintage-accurate positioning

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