If perfection is what you seek then cast your eager gaze over this totally stunning and completely original Fender Stratocaster from 1959 which looks like it has just stepped off a time machine...
If your jaw has a habit of dropping to the floor occasionally when you cast sight of neat looking vintage guitars then prepare to add some suitable bracing before you open the case of this one…
This is without a doubt one of THE cleanest 59 Strats we have ever cast our gaze upon. There is hardly a mark on this anywhere and when you understand this is a 60 year old instrument you have to ask yourself where has it been for those 60 years…? The only way you would be able to find another like this is by way of a time machine but until we conquer the challenge of FTL travel, this will remain a distant dream.
It is in stunning condition, it has its original tweed case (also in stunning condition) trem arm, bridge cover, strap, lead and even the original hang tag with matching serial number.
There is some fine checking on the perfectly thin nitro finish ad a couple of wear spots on the first and second frets of the unfaded, beautiful maple fingerboard. That is about it. Needless to say it is all completely original with not a single screw or solder joint out of touch. The plastics still look virtually brand new and even the bridge saddles hardly have any corrosion anywhere.
Original frets have zero wear and it plays really nicely despite the fact it has hardly ever been played at all. All three original black bottom pickups are evenly matched and strong.
Rare to see a 59 with its three tone sunburst still unfaded like this. It is an early 59 with a 12-58 body and a 2-59 neck. All pots date to 1st week of 1959 and serial number is 35464. Included is a set of photos and an appraisal written by a guitar shop in 2008, we will provide our own, much more comprehensive one with this sale as well.
This is the very first time this guitar has been available on the market place since 2008 when it sold for over £42k. If you seek out the best then you probably will not find much better than this beautiful specimin anywhere on the planet…
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