Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1957 Stratocaster NOS – Aged White Blonde
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM ’57 STRATOCASTER®
One of the earliest versions of Fender’s custom work was the guitar that became known as the “Mary Kaye”. Combining a White Blonde finish with gold hardware, this guitar was featured in several ads and eventually became one of the most-desired Stratocaster models. The Vintage Custom ’57 Strat is your chance to enjoy this elegant-looking guitar that looks, sounds and feels like it’s straight from the ‘50s. The one-piece ash body sports an immaculate NOS flash coat lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe with more sustain, while wearing in a distinctly personal way. The tinted riftsawn maple sports a “ ’57 V” profile, while the maple fingerboard’s vintage-style 7.25”-9.5” compound radius is ideal for playing chords or single-note lines. A trio of Hand-Wound ’57 Strat single-coil pickups, connected with vintage-style wiring, offers authentic original-era tone that lit the music world on fire.
Other features include 21 medium-vintage frets, 5-way switch, 1-ply Parchment pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom series instruments represent early, almost prototypical, transitional and “first rev” versions of classic Fender models before they were refined into their present-day form. Featuring a few subtle modifications for enhanced playability and tone, some models incorporate prototypical features that barely saw the light of day while others have rarely seen transitional parts combinations that may have been used during the instrument’s development.
All of the Vintage Custom models feature our “Time Capsule” aging package. Combining our original “No Buff” NOS Flash Coat Lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware, the Time Capsule package grants these instruments the charming appearance, authentic sound and genuine mojo of an extremely lucky vintage find.
N.O.S. (New Old Stock)
As if you bought it new—in 1954.
Models from the past that have survived to the present day looking brand new. An all-lacquer finish that looks as if it hasn’t aged at all—as if you went back in time and bought it.
Model Name:2019 Vintage Custom 1957 Stratocaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Color:Aged White Blonde
Body Finish:Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material:Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape:1957 Soft “V”
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ to 9.5″ Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Medium Vintage
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Finish:Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer
Position Inlays:Black Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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
Bridge:6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs:Vintage White
Switch Tips:Vintage White
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity