Fender AVRI ‘56 Stratocaster - USA 2012

by Fender

$3,395.00 22172

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 

Headstock: Stratocaster 

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt 

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer 

Fingerboard: Maple 

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 

Orientation: Right-Hand 

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.


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