Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue

Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue

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American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue, STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the American Vintage series.

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Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue
  • Series: American Vintage
  • Category: STC-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/19/2011

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Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

iamqman's review"Cool throwback "

Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue
This has to be one of my favorite reissue Fender Stratocaster guitars. It has the classic 70s headstock that is slightly a bit bigger than the normal Fender Stratocaster head stocks. I also like the feel and the comfort of the neck over the 5o's reissues or original Fender Stratocaster guitars. The look and the feel is classic and the pickups are even better than the standard ones in the Fender stratocasters, so overall this is probably the best offering that Fender has put together.


Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Headstock: Large '70s Style
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™ Neck Adjustment
Truss Rod Nut: "Bullet" Style
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: 5-Way Switch Upgrade (Included in Kit)
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tuning Machines: Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: Parchment Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Vintage Tremolo Arm


What can you say about the tone of the Fender Stratocaster. It has a unique tone different from pretty much every other guitar that Fender has ever built. Very much different than the fender telecaster which has a good clean tone any unique sustain to it. This guitar features single coil pickups and though they sometimes can get a little buzzy and get the hum kicking, they still are a classic sounding rock 'n roll guitar. The clearcoat and transparent body with no paint is a classic look to this guitar. Rosewood fretboard helps balance out the highs that this guitar naturally has.

I suggest playing this guitar with a fender clean amp or even a Marshall plexi amplifier. You can get a great clean tone with a Fender amp where you can get a good rocking Jimi Hendrix type tone was the Marshall Plexi circuit amp. This guitar also sounds great when you have a digital delay in the mix as well as maybe some chorus or any other affect pedal that you might have or even a rack unit that you might have. These guitars take pedals very well and you can still hear the natural tone and beauty that this guitar has.


At nnew you can find these guitars right around $1300 online or in most guitar shops. I highly recommend anyone only Fender Stratocaster at some point. This is the kind guitar that can be passed down generation to generation and can stay in the family. It's a solid built American guitar and my absolute favorite guitar from the Fender Stratocaster reissues.

Hatsubai's review"Very cool strat"

Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue
The Fender American Vintage Series '70s Stratocaster is one of my personal favorites out of the Vintage Series lineup. The guitar features an alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, a standard synchronized vintage tremolo, SSS configuration, one volume, two tone knobs and a five way switch.


The guitar felt great. I really enjoyed this neck for whatever reason. The only real gripe I had was the radius, but that's something I have with nearly every Fender out there. I'm much more of a flatter radius kind of guy as it allows me to bend further without fretting out. The fretwork on the guitar was pretty nice. There were no sharp edges, and the frets were crowned fairly nicely. The nut was also cut correctly which was a huge plus considering how Fender's QC can be a bit iffy at times.


The guitar had that vintage sound going on for it in spades. The neck sounded very woody and vowely. The in between positions had a great quack going on, and the bridge was pretty killer sounding, albeit a bit bright. I never use the middle single alone, so I can't really comment on that. The guitar is fairly versatile overall in terms of its sound in that you can cover all kinds of different genres from jazz to rock. The biggest issue is that the singles are pretty noisy, so you'll have to ride your volume knob if you're playing at higher volumes.


I'm a big fan of these '70s strats with the bigger headstocks. They look great, generally sound great and they feel pretty awesome. The singles can be a bit bright at times, so you might want to look into swapping them if you're not a fan of bitey sounds. Play a few and choose the best out of the bunch if you can.

JFKowalski's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent 70's Stratocaster"

Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue
Important elements:
- Stratocaster American Vintage 70s, made in USA
- Body: Ash
- Varnish: polyurethane
- Neck: Bolt-on Maple
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Profile of handle: U
- Fixing of shaft: 3 screws with Micro-Tilt
- Frets: 21 Vintage Style
- Radius: 7.25 "
- Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Pickups: 3 single-coil Fender Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Alnico 5 Magnets
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Fender
- Tuners: Fender F Style
- Accessories: delivered in case Fender Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (orange inside!)


Stratocaster whose body is ash: 3.250kg on the balance ... rather reasonable for a 70s replica!
This is not a nitro lacquer but the poly is applied and finishes are nickels.
The handle "U" and the maple fingerboard provide comfort exemplary game and allows a quick game.
The bridge, once properly set is perfect: it does not move despite some abuse the tremolo.
Little detail on mine: the body is made in one piece. Veining is superb.


A decidedly wild and aggressive guitar overdriven sounds. Amateurs R. Blackmore, you will be served!
The pickups are totally in the 70s mind ... sharp for the blues-rock / hard rock.
In clean, she graduated with honors. Bass more present than on a Strat "60s" and a bit more gain but it is no problem if you know how to use the volume knob.
Mine was equipped with a 5-way switch. No complaints.


It makes little time I have received at home but it has its place already now the wall ... and for a moment I think! It perfectly complements my '61 Strat equipped with Lollar Blonde, which itself sounds decidedly blues.
70s are also doing well in the register but she excels in styles a little more "couillus"

Price a little high nine but it becomes quite reasonable opportunity.

JackMcCoy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good strato!"

Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue
When I was young, in the last century, in the 90s, everyone (magazines, sellers) learnedly explained that Fender 70's were the shit. Nobody wanted and they stayed for months on display. Having little money, that is all I was able to offer me. My first electric guitar, a good old stratovolcano 1979 has been the original from which this model is based reissue.
Well, I can say that the reissue is what it claims to be, there is absolutely no difference between the old and modern!
However modern has two advantages: it is much lighter and the frets are new. When a guitar 70's we buy, we usually end up with frets that are just above the key, push like crazy for the last note, it is very unpleasant to play.


Channel U, round, thin and narrow enough in the early cases, as at the time. It facilitates crossed without preventing a clean Thurs The radius of the button may not appeal to everyone, it is clearly bulging! Be careful not to adjust the high E string is too low, the risk of seeing its bends shortcuts!

About the handle, some are put off by the three fixing screws, it is a figment of the imagination. It is neither better nor worse than a system with 4 screws, it does not change the sound, stability or maintenance agreement on the 79 as the reissue.

What is also significant is the quality of the wood grain of the body (in two parts) is really nice, rosewood of the key is very dark and the maple neck is super rigid: it does not move ! I did adjust the guitar once (when I bought it) and it has never moved. Moreover, it seems to me that the sleeves, made of rigid and well seasoned wood improve tuning stability. In fact, mine is satisfactory from this point of view (but hey ... it's still a stratovolcano!).

The hoop is really successful (it is far from Gibson and his square frets). The frets are thin and tall, quite far today but very fun to play standards. It's comfortable and it's just. Having played some time on a Fender Korean, I think the Made in USA is a better deal, despite what you may have heard: the woods are more stable, the frets are polished better, microphones have more character etc..


Meanwhile, it is a stratovolcano (the scoop!) With its advantages and disadvantages (hum saturated).
Ash is a beautiful wood that provides deep bass and treble pearls and a good sustain, it feels good unplugged.
Microphones (the "Fender Vintage Style Alnico 5 Magnets") have character and grain (but little gain). They avoid the smooth side and a little tasteless strato 90s and 2000 (those that say so much better to "horrors" of the CBS years, fun to see the argus today ...). The bass has a sound wooded clean, Fluted saturated, the medium is ideal for slide and treble is aggressive and edgy enough for you dérouliez entire directory Blackmore or Yngwie. The two intermediate positions are also very flattering, especially when they are coupled with a vintage echo. The surly side of the bridge pickup in particular avoid the 4-position the feeble side I blame a lot of strats (saturated, there are many sound to Eric Johnson!).


Good stratosphere that keeps its promises and exchange '57 and '62 reissues endless! Try it if you love the old Fender to flee if you swear by Ibanez.
The new price seems excessive to me (in my opinion, no Fender should not exceed € 1,500: it is made from scratch at the factory, do not exaggerate!). On occasion, however, it is very good because is found, for the price of a standard, with a more polished original model, which delivers a more "spicy".

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