SOLD - Fender AVRI ‘56 Stratocaster - USA 2012
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1956 was a pivotal year for the Strat. Alder bodies replaced ash on sunburst, and custom colours began to appear. The ‘U - shaped’ neck profile was replaced with a ‘Soft V’ and the round string tree was replaced with the ‘butterfly’ style string tree. Refinements in 1956 manifested many of the finishing touches we identify as the archetype Stratocaster design.
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Quarter sawn roasted birdseye maple
Neck Shape: Mid 50’s "V" profile
Scale Length: 22.5" (572 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12”
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: Kinman Texas Jalapeno
Middle Pickup: Kinman ‘56 Strat Impersonator
Neck Pickup: Kinman ‘56 Strat Impersonator
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: Fender gold anodized aluminum
Control Knobs: Parchment White
Switch Tips: Parchment White
This 2012 Fender AVRI '56 Stratocaster has been a ‘player’ for the past ten years and has some natural aging and finish checking on the nitro body. As a workhorse this Strat has also had some player friendly upgrades such as some clear and bell-like Kinman noiseless pickups, period correct anodized aluminum pick guard and, most notably, a beautiful Musikraft roasted maple birdseye neck.
While modified, this guitar maintains its visual and functional period accuracy. 21 stainless steel frets adorn the fretboard, with period correct black dots, skunk stripe and vintage truss rod. Fingerboard radius is a comfortable 12” which lends itself to string bends and lead work. The neck profile is a medium V and quite similar feel to some of the original 1957 Strats we have had here in store at Premier Guitars.
Comes with tweed hardshell case.