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2024 Fender American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster 3-Color Sunburst

by Fender
Original price $2,299.00 - Original price $2,299.00
Original price
$2,299.00 - $2,299.00
Current price $2,299.00

Signature Curves, Richer Tones
The popularity of Fender musical instruments grew throughout the '50s, flourishing into an assortment of instrument models, and by 1961 the Stratocaster had taken on a more refined aesthetic.

A big evolutionary change in early '60s first appeared in late 1959, when Fender guitars transitioned from maple fingerboards to rosewood' mostly because of the visible wear that a maple fingerboard showed. But it made an appreciable difference in the overall tonality of the guitar, giving it a slightly warmer voice.

To mirror this transitional period, American Vintage II 1961 Stratocaster sports a 7.25 radius slab rosewood fingerboard, and is available in 3-Color Sunburst reformulated with a more vibrant red and bolder black edge, accented by a 3-ply pickguard accenting the Strat's signature curves.


  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Color: Sunburst
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1961 C
  • Neck Joint: 4 Bolt
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Clay Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21 Vintage Tall
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Tuners: Fender Deluxe Pure Vintage
  • Pickups: Pure Vintage '61 Single Coil Strat
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Switching: 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch
  • Case: Hardshell