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2023 Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Lake Placid Blue

by Fender
Original price $2,279.99 - Original price $2,279.99
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$2,279.99 - $2,279.99
Current price $2,279.99

By 1973, the now-classic CBS-era design cues had become standard spec and were widely used by rock, funk, fusion and prog players around the world. Meanwhile, weekly late night music television shows like Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, In Concert and Midnight Special provided more exposure than ever for Fender instruments, further cementing the Stratocaster’s dominance as a pop culture phenomenon.

The American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster features a large headstock with dual string trees, as well as the heavier Bob Perine logo and flowing bold type, which became the standard throughout the 1970’s. True to the originals, the ash bodies on these models are meant to evoke and encapsulate the spirit of the ’70s.

  • Body: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Control Knobs: Aged White
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck Construction: 3-Bolt
  • Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Headstock: Large '70s Style
  • Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
  • 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: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
  • Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped
  • Case/Gig Bag: Vintage-Style Black (Orange Interior)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Fret Size: Vintage Tall
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Refinement Neck Material: Maple
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Truss Rod: Bullet Style