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Fender ‘54/‘58/‘59 Hardtail Stratocaster

Fender ‘54/‘58/‘59 Hardtail Stratocaster

Price: $16,950

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Preowned '54/'58/'59, very good condition

Just in, an extraordinary '50s ash body/maple neck vintage Fender Stratocaster. This outstanding player has been assembled with great vision and purpose, with a resonant 1954 cathedral grain ash body and a 1954 hardtail bridge (you can tell by the narrow saddles). The body was refinished in blonde long ago and aged the old-fashioned way via hard playtime. The 1958 neck is pure perfection, not too big, not too small; a beautifully profiled C shape with original playable frets.

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CRAIG'S POV

Just in, an extraordinary '50s ash body/maple neck vintage Fender Stratocaster. This outstanding player has been assembled with great vision and purpose, with a resonant 1954 cathedral grain ash body and a 1954 hardtail bridge (you can tell by the narrow saddles). The body was refinished in blonde long ago and aged the old-fashioned way via hard playtime. The 1958 neck is pure perfection, not too big, not too small; a beautifully profiled C shape with original playable frets. The wiring harness is from 1959, with original pickups, as well as pots. All the hardware is '50s Fender stock. And to bring it all together, making the sum greater than the parts, this beauty was set up to perfection by New York's master luthier, Norio Imai.

The most coveted Fenders have been reassembled by curious and determined players (Blackie, Brownie, Hyde Park Custom Tele, SRV's #1 come to mind) looking to fine-tune an iconic pre-existing design/structure. This remarkable instrument is no exception. This fantastic guitar has all the tone, feel and mojo that one hopes for in a quality vintage Fender '50s Stratocaster. A big thumbs up here!

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

Conditionvery good
Serial #16401
Finishnitrocellulose lacquer, blonde (refin)
Weight7.1 lbs
Body wood1954 cathedral grain ash
Neck wood1958 maple, one piece
Neck shapeC carve
Neck dimensions.850 1st - .960 12th
Inlaysblack dots
Scale length25.5"
Nutbone, 1.650"
Fretsoriginal
Pickupsvintage 1959 singles
Controls1 volume, 2 tone, 5-way switch
Hardwarenickel
Bridgehardtail
Tunersoriginal
Pickguard'50s
Case'60s Fender
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