A true 60 year old 'survivor' this is a classic, 1958 Strat. Matching dates, numbers and a very cool nicely, played in look make this our favourite Start of this moment...
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This is a fairly rare beast, or beauty depending on your point of view. Not that 1958 Stratocasters are particularly ultra rare, but it is rare to come across one that has survived the years without any modifications at all. Even the frets are original as is all the solder joints and hardware. Of course the finish most importantly, is totally original in every way too.
Very nice, obviously not mint, but nicely played in, 60 year old Stratocaster that sparkles a lovely tone indeed. It has a very cool patina of fine checking all over and various small dings and dongs throughout. Neck is a fairly chunky for a late 50’s, C shape and feels lovely - like a familiar, nicely worn in glove..
Body date of 7-58, neck date of 8-58, pots date of 25th week of 1958 and serial number of 29187 can leave no doubt in anyone mind this is a complete original guitar made in 1958.
Not a single solder joint touched anywhere and no finish touch ups, over spray or any other funny business make this a pretty decent 60 year old survivor!
3 x all original black bottom pickups are lovely, classic bell tone and evenly balanced. Frets, despite being original, still have some decent life in them and guitar plays very nicely with a good low action. You can tell by the wear spots on the fingerboard that this was played by a player who knew his way around the fingerboard..
Included is the original tweed case with the correct orange lining. The case handle looks like it has some extra leather wrapped around it and one latch is a bit stubborn.
It’s probably our favourite Strat around here right now and difficult to put down once picked up.
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