Fender Unveils the American Vintage II Series

An electric guitar and bass line that celebrates Fender's models released during the musical decades of the `50s, `60s and `70s.

Built-in Corona, Calif., this new flagship series is designed to be a testament to the lasting influence and designs from one of the iconic instrument makers, including the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Jazzmaster guitars and Precision Bass and Jazz Bass models in their celebrated, original form. Harnessing vintage-inspired style, sound, and feel, the American Vintage II series elevates the playing experience for modern musicians, while maintaining the classic features that have influenced through the decades.

In addition, Fender has teamed up with country music duo Brothers Osborne, British vocalist, guitarist, singer and songwriter James Bay, legendary British rock guitarist Jeff Beck and more to bring the series to life. Each campaign artist will be featured in a four-part video series that showcases six guitars and basses in the collection through powerful vignettes that highlight the progression, inspiration and influence vintage gear has had on music through time; these videos will include personal conversations, performances of some original songs and even some covers from each American Vintage II decade that have influenced the artists personal sound. Fans can watch highlights of how iconicFender guitar models continue to influence artists’ music today, with models being built to every last original spec.

Top Highlights Include:

  • Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finishes (where vintage accurate) that give the authentic visual aesthetic of vintage Fender guitars that will age beautifully over time.
  • Vintage-Style Neck Profiles that create the playing experience, feel and sound of the classic guitar and basses celebrated from Fender’s golden age.
  • Heirloom Quality Year-Specific Pickups that emulate the crystalline, warm tone that is the hallmark of Fender instruments.
  • Ash and Alder Bodies are traditional Fender tone woods used from the `50s to today and provide the look and sound of classic Fender instruments.
  • Vintage-Style Hardware recreates the tone and feel of Fender’s classic instruments with an authentic aesthetic.
  • Vintage-Style Cases protect the instruments with traditional style.

Series Models Include:

  • 50s:
    • American Vintage II ‘51 Telecaster guitar and American Vintage II ‘51 Telecaster LH guitar, ($2,249.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘54 Precision Bass, ($2,249.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘57 Stratocaster guitar and American Vintage II ‘57 Stratocaster LH guitar ($2,099.99-$2,249.99 USD)
  • ‘60s:
    • American Vintage II ‘60 Precision Bass, ($2,099.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘61 Stratocaster guitar and American Vintage II ‘61 Stratocaster LH guitar, ($2,099.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘63 Telecaster guitar, ($2,099.99-$2,249.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘66 Jazz Bass and American Vintage II ‘66 Jazz Bass LH, ($2,299.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘66 Jazzmaster guitar, ($2,399.99 USD)
  • ‘70s:
    • American Vintage II ‘72 Telecaster Thinline guitar, ($2,399.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘73 Statocaster guitar, ($2,279.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘75 Telecaster Deluxe guitar, ($2,299.99 USD)
    • American Vintage II ‘77 Telecaster Custom guitar, ($2,199.99 USD)

Introducing American Vintage II | Fender

For more information, please visit fender.com.

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