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Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue
Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue

Fender American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster Electric, Lake Placid Blue

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$2,479.99

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The Fender® American Vintage II series presents a remarkably accurate take on the revolutionary designs that altered the course of musical history. Built with period-accurate bodies, necks and hardware, premium finishes and meticulously voiced, year-specific pickups, each instrument captures the essence of authentic Fender craftsmanship and tone.

By 1973, now-classic CBS design cues had become standard spec and were widely used by rock, funk, fusion and prog players around the world. Weekly late night music television shows like Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, In concert and Midnight Special provided more exposure than ever for Fender instruments, further cementing the Stratocaster’s dominance as a pop culture phenomenon.

The American Vintage II 1973 Stratocaster® exudes the spirit of the era and is outfitted with a trio of Pure Vintage '73 staggered pole pickups, a large headstock with dual string trees, a convenient “Bullet” style truss rod nut and a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ mechanism. The “C”-shape maple neck plays like a dream with a 7.25” radius rosewood or maple fingerboard and vintage tall frets. The guitar is offered in three classic colors over ash: Aged Natural, Lake Placid Blue and Mocha, the latter being the first custom color ever to feature a black pickguard on a Strat®. Additional features include vintage-style “F” stamped tuners and a synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles and cold rolled steel block.

The instruments in the American Vintage II series are direct descendants of the original Fenders: designed for players with a fine appreciation for vintage Fender tone and feel and built with unmatched quality, down to the last screw. These are Fender electrics in their purest form: Fender American Vintage II, the stuff of legends.

General
Series
American Vintage II
Orientation
Right-Hand
Color
Lake Placid Blue
Country Of Origin
US

Neck
Headstock
Large '70s Style
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape
1973 "C"
Neck Construction
3-Bolt
Fingerboard Radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fingerboard Material
Maple
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Side Dots
Black
Number of Frets
21
Truss Rod
Bullet Style
Truss Rod Nut
Bullet Style
String Nut
Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Nut Material
Bone

Body
Body
Ash
Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape
Stratocaster®
Body Material
Ash

Hardware
Bridge
American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece
Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Bridge Mounting
6-Screw Vintage-Style
Tremolo Block
Cold Rolled Steel
Pickguard
3-Ply Parchment
Pickup Covers
Aged White
Control Knobs
Aged White
Switch Tip
Aged White
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Pure Vintage Fender® “F” Stamped
String Trees
Dual-Wing
Strings
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Tremolo Arm
Screw-In
Neck Plate
3-Bolt “F” Stamped with Micro-Tilt™, Serialized
Strap Buttons
Vintage-Style

Electronics
Bridge Pickup
Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup
Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup
Pure Vintage '73 Single-Coil Strat®
Pickup Configuration
SSS
Controls
Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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

Accessories
Recommened Gig Bag
FE1225 Electric Guitar Gig Bag, P/N 0991612406 (Not Included)

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer's stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Shipping

Items purchased from our store should ship out within 2 business days of receiving payment. UPS Ground, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $350 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS.

Payments

Paypal

We accept PayPal and will only ship to confirmed ship-to addresses listed on the PayPal account.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. The shipping and billing address must match in order for us to ship the item to that address.

Payments via Reverb are safe and secure too!

Financing

We offer 0% financing and extended terms on many of our items.  Please contact us if you have any questions about our payment options.

Thank you for looking! :)

Shipping Policy

- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
  • Most orders over $50 – Free Shipping
  • Some exclusions apply – contact us for expedited and large / heavyweight item shipping quotes

- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

- Once your order has been processed for shipment you will receive shipment notification from via the email you provided at checkout. This email will contain a tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website for your convenience. If you do not receive this notice, please check your spam folders.

- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

International Shipping: 

We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

- All products are charged in USD (United States Dollars). Need help figuring out the rate of our products in your country? This currency calculator is an excellent tool: http://www.xe.com/.

  • All custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • The value of our package will be listed directly on your package as required by custom authorities.
  • The release of your package is at the sole discretion of custom agents.

Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at usps.com) that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

Thanks for shopping at Melody Music Shop, LLC!

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

Returns:

- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date of purchase.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

No credit card refunds will be issued without matching credit card receipt.

- You must have a Return Authorization number to be eligible to make a return via shipment or delivery to us.

- If you received the wrong product, or it arrived damaged in transit, please contact us within 48 hours of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem immediately. Any issues after 48 hours of delivery cannot and will not be addressed.

- Your local "luthier" is not God. We have received -numerous- false claims by a customer's local "luthier" (aka Youtube specialist / self-proclaimed master of the universe) that a guitar has a bad neck set, has a warped neck, broken truss rod, looks at them funny, or is just generally not good to them because they want to sell them their own service work or guitar. These claims will not be considered valid and you'll have to take the issue up with the manufacturer that covers the instrument under their warranty policies and procedures. Once the instrument is inspected or evaluated by another "luthier", the instrument is considered altered and void of return. Period. No exceptions.

- All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (USPS or UPS). A claim will be filed immediately and claim number confirmation issued to the recipient. The recipient will hold on to the damaged item and all of its packing contents / materials until the claim has been resolved in one of the following manners: the item is picked up by the shipping company for salvage and the recipient will then be reimbursed in full; the claim is rejected at which point we will seek further evidence to appeal and issue refund upon the case outcome; the shipping company advises us the damages are not their responsibility (at which point we will appeal and seek return of the damaged item for refund / replacement). Any attempt to return the item immediately and not follow these procedure voids any refund / return remedies. Please be advised that all of our outgoing packaging is high-definition video-recorded to avoid claims of damages occurring prior to shipment

- A restocking fee of 30% (or more) will be assessed if an item is not returned in its original sold condition. The return must include the original box, all factory paperwork / case candy, pickguard film, cables, tools, etc. and be un-warranted with the manufacturer. If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e., sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.

- Pre-Order and special order items may not be cancelled, returned, or refunded
- No returns on harmonicas, kazoos, or microphones.
- Layaways and Layaway payments are non-refundable
- There will be a 15% restocking fee on all instruments, accessories, sound system, and amplifier returns unless exchanging towards another instrument of equal or greater value. Limited to one exchange per customer then customer is responsible for all original fees / shipping costs / etc after that.

If you have any questions, please message us! 😊

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Vendor: Fender
SKU: 110272802_F
UPC: 885978840823

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