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"1st 46" Plaque for Fender American Vintage Series

Fender announces the release of a limited number of the American Vintage Series instruments featuring “1st 46” neck plates.

This is a designation given to the first 46 instruments of each model year.


These neck plates commemorate the fact that Fender was founded in 1946. The neck plate will serve as an indicator that these “1st 46” models were the first of their kind to be built, as well as add an element of collectability to these first run instruments. These units will be randomly distributed around the globe for Fender fans everywhere to have a chance to find one in their local stores.


The new guitars are the American Vintage ’56, ’59 and ’65 Stratocaster models (’56 model also in left-handed version), American Vintage ’58 and ’64 Telecaster models (’64 model also in left-handed version), American Vintage ’65 Jazzmaster and American Vintage ’65 Jaguar. Also, the American Vintage ’52 Telecaster returns to the fold (in right- and left-handed versions) with body, neck and pickups refined with features from  ’52 Telecaster specimens.


Check out www.fender.com for more details.

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