NOTE: These are not our guitars; just saving the images for history and showcasing what's out there.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"Super rare, super clean, 100% original, blonde 1959 Fender Stratocaster with slab board rosewood neck. This amazing example chronicles the changeover from maple necks to rosewood necks and from single ply guards to green guards. It is a historical study on the production changes Fender was making at the time. This is a very comfortable Strat weighing in at a very light 7.2 lbs!! The guitar has a very desirable and rare, original nine hole three ply green guard guard. The pot cavity is the larger 50's style designed to accommodate a single ply guard. It does not have the telltale "notch" seen on models built in the end of 1959 which would allow for the mounting of an eleven hole guard. This is one of the very last Strats Fender ever made with the larger cavity design. Very cool!

The guitar has an eleven hole full sized pick guard shield. If you look at the images in the description, two of the shielding holes (located where there are no matching screw holes in the green guard) show signs of being convex as no screws were ever inserted in the them. These two holes look different than the other nine. Very very interesting....Also, Fender installed a 50's style triangular shield on top of the full sized aluminum "Kaiser brand " shield as well. This type of installation is well documented in some of the more comprehensive publications dedicated to vintage Stratocasters. The body dates 4/59 and the neck has no date which is commensurate with most Strats from 1959.

The guitar plays and sounds amazing..It truly captures the essence of what a vintage Strat is all about...It doesn't get much better than this. It comes with original brown hard shell case, original 50's strap, original bridge cover and tremolo arm. This is an awesome Stratocaster.."

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