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Fender Vintage Hot Rod Series

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The Vintage Hot Rod series incorporates the best of old and new into versatile instruments made for an entirely new generation of Fender players as well as longtime enthusiasts.

From their powerful new pickup configurations and intuitive switching to comfortable new neck designs, Vintage Hot Rod guitars and basses have been painstakingly modified with the modern performer in mind. And with authentically replicated design touches, vintage-style hardware and cases, and resonant lacquer finishes, Vintage Hot Rod instruments continue to evoke the golden age of Fender innovation, functionality and style.

Vintage Hot Rod ’57 Strat (see above image)

Who hasn't wanted to hot-rod their vintage Stratocaster® guitar? It's already done for you on the Vintage Hot Rod '57 Stratocaster, with features including a slimmer neck with a modern 9.5" fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets, Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ neck and middle pickups, hot DiMarzio® ToneZone® bridge pickup, vintage styling and thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

Vintage Hot Rod ’62 Strat

Vintage Hot Rod ’62 Strat

 

1962 was a benchmark year for the Stratocaster® guitar. Fender's Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster features a thin nitrocellulose lacquer-finished body, larger, "C"-shaped satin-finished neck with modern 9.5" fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets, reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup, five-way switch and tone pot wired to the bridge pickup.

Vintage Hot Rod ’52 Tele 

Vintage Hot Rod ’52 Tele

 

The Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster® guitar combines classic looks with modern playability and tone. Features include a satin-backed neck with a flatter fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan® mini humbucking neck pickup and a single-coil bridge pickup for a slightly darker sound, vintage styling and thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, plus the new upgrade of our intonatable bridge!

Vintage Hot Rod ‘50s Stratocaster 

Vintage Hot Rod 50′s Stratocaster

 

Fender’s Vintage Hot Rod ’50s Stratocaster gives you the best Strat tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1950s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.

Premium features include an ash body; maple neck with “D”-shaped profile, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) maple fingerboard with 21 6105 frets, bone nut and gloss finish. Singing tone comes from an American Vintage single-coil ’59 Stratocaster neck pickup and single-coil ’56 Stratocaster middle pickup, and a Texas Special™ single-coil Stratocaster bridge pickup. In addition to five-way blade pickup switching, an S-1™ switch adds the bridge pickup to pickup switch positions 3, 4 and 5.

Other features include a single-ply white pickguard, three aged white control knobs (master volume, tone 1, tone 2), two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style stamped steel saddles (chrome cover included), vintage-style locking tuners and locking strap buttons. Available in Two-color Sunburst and Fiesta Red gloss finishes. Includes upgraded deluxe vintage-style tweed case, vintage-style 8’ cable, vintage-style black strap, extra tremolo springs and wrenches.

Vintage Hot Rod ‘50s Telecaster 

Vintage Hot Rod 50′s Telecaster

Fender’s Vintage Hot Rod ’50s Telecaster gives you the best Tele tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1950s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.

Premium features include an ash body; maple neck with “D”-shaped profile, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) maple fingerboard with 21 6105 frets, bone nut and gloss finish. Versatile full-voiced tone comes from a Fender Wide Range Special humbucking neck pickup and a sparkling single-coil Broadcaster bridge pickup. Special four-way blade switch with “barrel” tip delivers the bridge pickup alone, both pickups in parallel, neck pickup alone and both pickups in series.

Other features include a single-ply white pickguard (Black model) or Bakelite pickguard (Butterscotch Blonde model), two knurled “dome” control knobs (master volume and tone), three-saddle American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with adjustable brass saddles, Gotoh® locking tuners and locking strap buttons. Available in Black and Butterscotch Blonde gloss finishes. Includes upgraded deluxe vintage-style tweed case, vintage-style 8’ cable, vintage-style brown strap, extra tremolo springs and wrenches.

Vintage Hot Rod ‘60S Stratocaster 

Vintage Hot Rod 60′s Stratocaster

Fender's Vintage Hot Rod '60s Stratocaster gives you the best Strat tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1960s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today's players.

Premium features include an alder body; maple neck with mid-'60s "C"-shaped profile, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment, and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) rosewood fingerboard with 21 6105 frets, oversize white pearloid dot inlays and a bone nut. Singing tone comes from American Vintage single-coil ’59 Stratocaster (neck), ’65 gray-bottom Stratocaster (middle) and single-coil ’56 Stratocaster (bridge) pickups. In addition to five-way blade pickup switching, an S-1™ switch adds the bridge pickup to pickup switch positions 3, 4 and 5.

Other features include a four-ply brown shell pickguard, three aged white control knobs (master volume, tone 1, tone 2), two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style stamped steel saddles, Gotoh® locking tuners and locking strap buttons. Available in Three-color Sunburst and Olympic White gloss finishes. Includes upgraded deluxe vintage-style black case, vintage-style 8’ cable, vintage-style black strap, extra tremolo springs and wrenches.

Vintage Hot Rod ‘60s Telecaster

Vintage Hot Rod 60′s Telecaster

Fender’s Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Telecaster is a three-pickup beauty that gives you the best tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1960s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.

Premium features include an alder body; maple neck with “D”-shaped profile, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment and satin finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) rosewood fingerboard with 21 6105 narrow jumbo frets, oversize white pearloid dot inlays and a bone nut. Its triple-threat pickup configuration includes a single-coil Twisted Tele® neck pickup, Texas Special™ Stratocaster® middle pickup and single-coil Broadcaster bridge pickup. In addition to the five-way blade pickup switch with “top hat” tip, an S-1™ switch adds the bridge pickup to pickup switch positions 3, 4 and 5.

Other features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, two knurled-chrome control knobs (master volume and tone), three-saddle American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with adjustable brass saddles, Gotoh® locking tuners and locking strap buttons. Available in Three-color Sunburst and Olympic White gloss finishes. Includes upgraded deluxe vintage-style brown case, vintage-style 8’ cable and vintage-style brown strap.

Vintage Hot Rod ‘60s Precision Bass 

Vintage Hot Rod ‘60s Precision Bass

The Vintage Hot Rod ’60s Precision Bass is a dual-pickup beauty that gives you the best P/J Fender bass tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1960s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.

Premium features include an ash body; maple neck with “C”-shaped profile, Posiflex™ graphite support rods, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, bone nut and aged white dot inlays. Richly versatile and powerful tone comes from its American Vintage ’63 split single-coil Precision Bass (middle) and ’64 Jazz Bass® single-coil (bridge) pickups.

Other features include a three-ply white pickguard (Black model) or three-ply black pickguard (Natural model), three knurled chrome control knobs (volume 1, volume 2, master tone), Fender Hi-Mass bridge, side-mounted oval output jack, vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts, Stealth “A” string retainer on headstock, locking strap buttons, and engraved Vintage Hot Rod neck plate with crossed checkered flags emblem. Available in Black and Natural gloss finishes. Includes vintage-style blonde case with orange interior, chrome pickup cover, 8’ cable, thumb rest and vintage-style leather strap.

Vintage Hot Rod ‘70s Jazz Bass 

Vintage Hot Rod ‘70s Jazz Bass

The Vintage Hot Rod ’70s Jazz Bass gives you the best P/J Fender bass tone, style and performance of both eras—authentically vintage-style design touches straight from the 1970s and hot-rodded modern mods ideal for today’s players.

Premium features include an alder body; maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, Posiflex™ graphite support rods, vintage-style heel-end truss rod adjustment and satin back finish; and a compound-radius (7.25”-12”) rosewood fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets, bone nut and white pearloid block inlays. Richly versatile and powerful tone comes from its American Vintage ’63 split single-coil Precision Bass (middle) and ’74 Jazz Bass® single-coil (bridge) pickups.

Other features include a four-ply tortoiseshell pickguard (Three-color Sunburst model) or three-ply white pickguard (Candy Apple Red model), three vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass control knobs (volume 1, volume 2, master tone), Fender Hi-Mass bridge, vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts, Stealth “A” string retainer on headstock, locking strap buttons, and engraved Vintage Hot Rod neck plate with crossed checkered flags emblem and ’70s-style black plastic bushing. Available in Three-color Sunburst and Candy Apple Red gloss finishes. Includes vintage-style black case with orange interior, chrome pickup cover, 8’ cable, thumb rest and vintage-style leather strap.

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