Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar


Truly loyal to the guitar upon which it is based, the Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster electric guitar was built to the specifications of the actual 1957 Stratocaster. '57 was a great year for Strat builds, being at the height of the maple-neck era. The American Vintage '57 reissue was one of the first in this series to be released, as the CBS era was coming to a close, and features a vintage-style tremolo and other period-accurate hardware.

Product Specs

  • American Vintage '57 Stratocaster
  • 2-Color Sunburst
  • Black
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Dakota Red
  • Ice Blue Metallic
  • Inca Silver
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Surf Green
  • White Blonde
  • 1998 - 2012
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Medium Jumbo
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25 1/2"

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Reviews for the Fender American Vintage '57 Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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  • Simply perfect

    Verified Purchase

    This is my 3rd AV 57, and they never fail to disappoint. Perfect neck, lovely finish, and sound exactly like a Strat should. Glassy, bell like tone from the neck pickup, woody middle, and a sharp, twangin' bridge. From rock to r&b to funk, it's the guitar you need.

  • AVRI 57

    Verified Purchase

    This is my first 57 reissue and I love it! I have a Clapton and liked the V neck so I tried the reissue and was not disappointed. It took a little while to get used to the 7.5 neck radius but once I did I really feels good in my hands. I was concerned that bending would suffer ( I like to bend notes…

  • Fender ‘57 Reissue Stratocaster, Candy Apple Red

    Verified Purchase

    What a fantastic series, these American Vintage reissues. I just about have one in every color. The Necks are superb for me, very easy playing. The guitar sounds fantastic.

  • These are nice. How nice? Not as nice as their price would have you believe, but if you're the player who HAS to have the Made in USA tag on your guitar, have at it. It's a slab with a pike bolted to it. And painted. As for me, I'll take the '50's Classic Series for half the price that's 90% as good. Hell, I'll take two of em.

  • 57 Reissue Strat

    Verified Purchase

    Very impressed with the guitar & communication with Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar ... Will probably buy another guitar from them ... nice selection ! Only issue ... The guitar did not come with all the hang tags as stated ... no birth certificate :/ R