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Old 11-03-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Whats the Difference between the 1956 and 1957 Fender American Vintage Reissue Strato

Other than 600 bucks, What's the Difference between the 1956 and 1957 Fender American Vintage Reissue Stratocasters?
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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Kind of alot actually. The 57 is hot rodded with a Dimarzio tone zone in the bridge, all the pickups are different, the finishes are different, etc. But there are smaller differences beyond that. Check out the specs for both: http://www.fender.com/products/vintage-hot-rod-57-strat

http://www.fender.com/products/amer...56-stratocaster
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #3
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'56

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Body
Body: (801) Ash
(803, 806) Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Finish:

(0111502801, 0111502803, 0111502806)
Fender Flash Coat Lacquer

Neck
Neck Shape: Thick Soft "V" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style Frets
Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Fretboard: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Electronics
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
Middle Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Middle)
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '56 Strat® Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Hardware
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
String Nut: Bone
Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Mid-'56 thick maple neck with soft "V” profile and comfortably rolled edges-one of the most popular Fender neck styles ever; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; Vintage-accurate bridge saddles and tuner spacing
Accessories
Case/Gig Bag: New Deluxe Vintage Tweed Case
Pickguards: 1-Ply White
Included Accessories: Vintage '56 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '50s Strat Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
Control Knobs: New White Strat®


'57

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Body
Body: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Finish:

(0100132803, 0100132809)
Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck
Neck Shape: Soft "V" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Front, Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Back
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Serialized 4 Bolt Neckplate
Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style
Electronics
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® Tone Zone™ Strat® Pickup
Middle Pickup: Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ (SCN) Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ (SCN) Strat® Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Hardware
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Vintage Tremolo Arm
Tools
Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Additional Comments: Uses Case P/N 0023637000
Unique Features: Modified Soft "V" Shape Maple Neck with Satin Finish on Back of Neck, Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish, SCN™ Pickups Paired with DiMarzio® Tone Zone™ Bridge Pickup, Medium Jumbo Frets, 9.5" Fingerboard Radius, Black Dot Position Inlays
Accessories
Case/Gig Bag: Vintage Tweed Case
Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic Knobs


There's quite a few
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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I was referring to the non-hot rodded one, they discontinued the normal one, in exchange for the 56, but you can still find it some places, only difference I've been able to see is that the finish on the 56 is thinner and the pickups are different.

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