We can't rave on enough about this superb, untouched 1958 Fender Stratocaster that won't fade away....
We’d all like to get through three score years unscathed but ultimately the best we can hope for is that we get there with everything working correctly. This 1958 Fender Stratocaster, the first year of the three-tone sunburst, bears a few scars but wears them so well.
This guitar’s three tone sunburst is impressive. No sign of fade anywhere even when compared to the colour under the ABS single-ply pickguard. For sure there are the signifiers of 60 plus years of use, a few dinks and scratches here and there, but its always going to be the colour that you see first. The grain of at the two piece alder body is definitely showcased here, particularity on the back.
The one piece maple neck has that lived in, comfortable feel with the obligatory cigarette burn. The profile is moving towards a C but still retaining a little of the V of the previous year noticeable. I guess most folk would refer to it as a ‘soft V’
The neck and body date both read April 1958 with the pot dates reading at week 23 of 1957. The electronics are untouched and in perfect working ordernwith three pickups that define classic, black bottom, pre-CBS Strat tone
The guitar comes with a correct tweed case with red lining which is in good shape with all latches performing as they should. Weight is a really nice 3.34Kg so no one should be complaining after a couple of sets playing this down the local pub.
This guitar plays very well, a feeling of connection between you and the instrument. As with most of these 50s Strat, they’re wonderfully resonant and the wonderful single coil pickups just won’t let you put the guitar down.
Theres magic inherent in these earlier Stratocasters, with an iconic feel and look that is undeniably. Get yours before it’s gone.
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
Landline: 01242 697607
Mobile: 07842 001007
Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607