Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom ’59 Hardtail Strat, Time Capsule Package – Faded Aged Sonic Blue(Pre-order)
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Original estimated time of arrival from Fender; Oktober 2022. We suggest to expect 1-2 months of delay.
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM ’59 HARDTAIL STRAT®
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.
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.
Time Capsule Finish:
Time Capsule. A very thin layer of Lacquer, without relic treatment, which allows the instrument to resonate in an exceptional way. A finish so thin that in a short time it will age right under the hands of the guitarist, giving the instrument that authentically worn look.
Model Name:Vintage Custom ’59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Faded Aged Sonic Blue
Color:Faded Aged Sonic Blue
Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material:Rift Sawn Maple
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 (47095)
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’59 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 Hardtail with “Pat. Pend.” Saddles
Pickguard:3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs:Vintage White
Switch Tips:Vintage White
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.