Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom ’59 Hardtail Stratocaster – Time Capsule Package – Faded Aged Sonic Blue

$ 4629.72

Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom ’59 Hardtail Strat Time Capsule Package – Faded Aged Sonic Blue

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.

Main Features:

  • Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Fingerboard: Flat-Lam Rosewood
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 Single-Coil Strat
  • Side Dots: Vintage Clay
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Configuration: SSS
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 Single-Coil Strat
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Hardtail with “Pat. Pend.” Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ to 9.5″ Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
  • Refinement Fingerboard Radius: Vintage
  • Fret Size: Medium Vintage (47095)
  • Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Style: 3 Single-Coil
  • Condition: Brand new, in original box, with full warranty.