In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series

22nd Aug 2012 | 15:40

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster
Ash body, available in Butterscotch Blonde only; American Vintage '52 Tele single-coil pickups

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster case
Includes vintage '52 Tele strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '50s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster controls
"Barrel" switch tip and knurled chrome domed control knobs

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster neck
Large maple neck with re-sculpted U-shaped profile and rolled edges

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster headstock
Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'52 Telecaster neck plate

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'58 Telecaster
Ash body, available in Aged White Blonde and 2-Color Sunburst (pictured); American Vintage '58 Tele single-coil pickups with early-1958 staggered bridge pole magnets

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'58 Telecaster case
Includes vintage '58 Tele strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '50s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'58 Telecaster bridge (covered)/controls
Solid steel "barrel" bridge saddles "Top-hat" switch tip and flat-top knurled aluminum chrome control knobs

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'58 Telecaster neck
Early-1958 large maple neck with "D"-shaped profile

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'58 Telecaster headstock
Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster
Alder body, available in Faded Sonic Blue (pictured), 3-Color Sunburst and Black

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster case
Includes vintage '59 Strat strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '50s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster vibrato
American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster neck
Slim-profile D-shaped maple neck with dark rosewood slab fingerboard

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster pickups
Features American Vintage '59 Strat single-coils wound to "period-correct" specs and sound

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster neck plate

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'59 Stratocaster headstock
Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster
Ash body, available in Lake Place Blue (pictured), White Blonde and 3-Color Sunburst; American Vintage '64 Gray-Bottom Tele pickups

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster case
Includes vintage '64 Tele strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '60s Tele information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster bridge/controls
Threaded steel "barrel" bridge saddles; "Top-hat" switch tip and flat-top knurled chrome control knobs

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster neck
Slimmer, more rounded maple neck with "C"-shaped profile and round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with larger pearl dot inlays

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster neck plate

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'64 Telecaster headstock
Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster
Alder body, available in Aztec Gold (pictured) and 3-Color Sunburst

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster case
Includes vintage '65 Jazz strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '60s Jazz information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster controls
Classic dual-circuit wiring and controls

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster vibrato
Vintage-style floating tremolo with lock button

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster bridge
(Uncovered)

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster pickup (neck)
Features American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster neck
Mid '60s C-shape neck with vintage-style frets

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Jazzmaster headstock
Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster
Alder body, available in Dakota Red (pictured), Olympic White and 3-Color Sunburst

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster case
Includes vintage '65 Strat strap, cable and cloth; vintage wiring kit, '60s Strat information kit, bridge cover, owner's manual, saddle height wrench

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster controls
With classic switching options

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster pickups
American Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Strat single-coils

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster neck
Thick C-shaped maple neck with round-laminated rosewood fingerboard and larger pearl dot inlays

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster bridge (covered)
American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with accurate bridge saddles

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster neck plate

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

In Pictures: Fender American Vintage Series
'65 Stratocaster headstock
headstock Bone nut and single line "Fender Deluxe" vintage-style tuners

Fender sprung a big announcement on the guitar industry yesterday when it announced a complete overhaul of its perennially popular American Vintage Series.

As the name suggests, these are US-made guitars designed to celebrate the best instruments built by the firm throughout the '50s and '60s. Now Fender is re-vamping the entire range and the production processes behind it (read our original story on the 2012 Fender American Vintage Series).

Click through the gallery to take a look at close-up shots of the new '52, '58 and '64 Telecasters, the '59 and '65 Stratocasters and the '65 Jazzmaster. There's also a '56 Stratocaster and '65 Jaguar available in the range, but detailed shots of those guitars are yet to emerge.

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