Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1959 Stratocaster Hardtail – Faded Aged Sonic Blue

Serial Number: R130975
Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz

1959 saw the advent of several important feature changes to the Stratocaster® including a slab rosewood fingerboard with clay position dots, a three-ply mint green pickguard with 8, 9 or 10 screws depending on the month it was built, and a metal spacer added to the string tree. This hardtail version would have been on the rare side, which ups the collectability and cool factors. This guitar features a hand-selected two-piece alder body and a rift-sawn maple neck with a 1959 “D” profile, a vintage compound-radius (7.25″ – 9.5″) rosewood fingerboard and 21 medium vintage frets.

Hand-wound 1959 Strat pickups are wired to a vintage ’59 control assembly and five-way switch. Other features include Closet Classic hardware, three-ply eight-hole mint green pickguard, vintage-style hardtail bridge with patent pending saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Available in Faded Aged Sonic Blue and Chocolate Three-Color Sunburst finishes. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Other specifications include:

  • Model # 923-5001-542
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Sort for Lightweight: Yes
  • Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel
  • Bridge Assembly: Hardtail w/ patent pending saddles
  • Neck Plate: Engraved Limited Edition Chrome
  • Tuner Keys: Vintage w/Fender Logo
  • Neck Finish: Medium Tint Nitro Lacquer
  • Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood AAA
  • Fret Wire: Medium Vintage 47095
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Radius: Compound 7.25″ – 9.50″
  • Neck Back Shape: 1959 D
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650″
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .800″
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .980″
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200″
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: 59 Strat 8H
  • Pickup Neck: Hand-wound 59 Strat
  • Pickup Middle: Hand-wound 59 Strat RWRP
  • Pickup Bridge: Hand-wound 59 Strat
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White
  • Switch: 5-Way Lever
  • Hard Case
  • 7 lbs 0 oz
  • #R130975

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