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Monday, May 21, 2012

1959 Fender Slab board Stratocaster

via this auction where you'll find more pics.
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"Fender slab board Stratocasters…the guitars of legend. This one is a 1959, serial number 449XX, 3-tone Sunburst and a beauty.

This guitar has it all…and it’s all original. The Kluson (brand) deluxe tuners and the truss rod work as intended. The beautiful, thick slab of Brazilian rosewood has “clay” dots and the original frets. They have some wear but are in great shape with tons of play left. There is no neck date on the heel of the neck as is correct for a 1959.

The body and paint are quite beautiful. There are some nicks, scratches, and dings, but they just add character. There’s some slight buckle rash on the back. The “green guard” looks great…one crack by the neck pickup screw. The trem cover has some slight cracks from over-tightening the screws.

The electronics: Kind of the perfect balance…The three all original pickups measure 6.31 k ohms for the bridge, 5.73 for the middle, and 5.35 for the neck pickup. The potentiometer codes read 46th week of 1959 for two of the pots and 1959…with the week obscured by solder for the third. Speaking of solder…it is all original as well. All the electronics, including the original 3-way pickup selector switch work as intended.

The 1959 slab board weighs in at 7 ½ pounds and comes with its original brown tolex case. It will be professionally packed with care."

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