Fender: American Vintage II 1957 Stratocaster - Sea Foam Green

It's been an interesting experience being able to demo both the @fender American Vintage II '57 and '61 Stratocasters. They are different enough to warrant having both if you're so inclined. I just love the soft 'V' profile and sturdy 1-piece maple neck on the '57, as well as its simple looks and weight (it's a bit lighter than the '61). But the '61 is amazing too - rosewood slab, medium C profile - it's a different ride. It's very hard to pick a favourite! So here's my take on this fab-coloured Sea Foam Green** American Vintage II '57 Stratocaster. Thanks for watching.

Today's tools:

Guitar: 2022 Fender American Vintage II 1957 Stratocaster. Stock.
Amp: Axe-FX III MKII running Cygnus FW 21.00 beta7. Various amp models as per the demonstration.*
Cables: Tube Dude
Strings: Factory 10-46
Mic: DPA 4166-OC-F-F00-ME Headset Mic (https://www.dpamicrophones.com) with Sennheiser EWD Transmitter/Receiver (https://en-us.sennheiser.com/ew-d)
Camera: GoPro HERO10 Black and Canon D60
Soundcard: PreSonus Quantum & Fractal Audio Systems Axe-FX III MKII (guitar, mixing and bouncing).
Desktop Monitors: PreSonus R80 R-Series Active AMT Studio Monitors (https://www.presonus.com)
Computer: 2017 Apple iMac Pro, 2.5 GHz 14-Core Intel Xeon W, 64 GB 2666 MHz DDR4, Radeon Pro Vega 64X 16 GB

*Intro signal path: Strat - Fet boost - 70's Silverface Twin - Bias Tremolo - Spring Reverb. All modelled in the Axe.
**I must apologise to Fender and viewers as I incorrectly say that the colour is 'Surf Green' in the video. It's "SEA FOAM GREEN".

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