Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Hand, Lake Placid Blue)

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Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Hand, Lake Placid Blue)

  • Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Handed, Lake Placid Blue)
  • Chrome Bridge Cover
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Hand, Lake Placid Blue)

The Fender American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

History of Stratocaster

By 1973, the now-classic CBS design cues had become standard spec and were widely used by rock, funk, fusion, and prog players around the world. 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.

Unmatched Features and Quality

The American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster exudes the spirit of the era and is outfitted with a trio of Pure Vintage '73 staggered pole pickups, a large headstock with dual string trees, a convenient ‘Bullet’ style truss rod nut, and a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt mechanism. The ‘C’-shaped maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25-inch radius rosewood or maple fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The guitar is offered in a classic Aged Natural color. Additional features include vintage-style ‘F’ stamped tuners and a synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and cold rolled steel block.

Vintage Fender Tone and Feel

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders- designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form - Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

Ash Body

Ash is a warm-toned wood with clear, bright highs, defined midrange, focused lows, and a beautiful grain pattern.

7.25-Inch Radius Fingerboards in Round-Laminated Rosewood

The 7.25-inch radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument, while vintage-tall frets make it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

Vintage Accurate 1973 ‘C’-Shape

In vintage years, the shape and thickness of Fender guitar necks varied tremendously. The American Vintage II Series offers a variety of authentic neck profiles from Fender’s past.

Pure Vintage ’73 Stratocaster Pickups

Specially voiced to reproduce the authentic sound and performance of individual model years, Pure Vintage pickups are constructed just like pickups from Fender’s golden years. Materials include cloth-covered wire, fiber bobbins, and alnico magnets.

Vintage-Style Hardware

From the bridge to the string tree and tuning machines, every piece of American Vintage II hardware is manufactured to look, sound, and function just like it did on the originals. Much of the American Vintage II hardware is still manufactured on the original ‘50s and ‘60s era Fender factory machines.


Number of Strings6-String
CutawayDouble Cutaway
Body MaterialAsh
Neck TypeBolt-on Neck
Right/Left HandedRight-Handed

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