Fender Vintage Custom 1959 Stratocaster NOS – Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst(1)
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM 1959 STRATOCASTER® – ROSEWOOD
1959 was a pivotal year in the annals of Stratocaster history. It was the first year that modern features, such as rosewood fingerboards and the now-iconic 3-Color Sunburst finish made their initial appearance. The Vintage Custom 1959 Stratocaster sports both a slab rosewood fingerboard and a sumptuous chocolate 3-Color Sunburst finish, as well as some other cool and rare features from the Stratocaster’s formative years. The flash-coat lacquer finish lets the guitar breathe more freely and organically for singing sustain and warm tone. The neck features a vintage 7.25″-9.5″ compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than regular vintage and very comfortable to play.
Other features found on this guitar include a 2-piece select alder body, tinted rift-sawn maple neck with ’59 “C”-shaped neck profile, 21 medium vintage frets, hand-wound ’59 Strat single-coil pickups, 5-way switch, vintage wiring, 3-ply mint green nitrocellulose pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, bone nut, wing string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.
The Vintage Custom 1959 Stratocaster is the legendary guitar you know and love infused with ’59 mojo. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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:Vintage Custom 1959 Stratocaster® NOS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Series: intage Custom
Color:Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Body Material:Select Alder
Body Finish:NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material:Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape:1959 “C”
Scale Length:25.5″ (64.77 cm)
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)
Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Finish:Flash Coat 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 Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard:3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs:Vintage White
Switch Tips:Aged White
Strings:Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity