Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat®


Model #: 9235001542

Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Faded Aged Sonic Blue

9235001542

Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

9235001543
Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Faded Aged Sonic Blue

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.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Faded Aged Sonic Blue
Model Number: 9235001542
Series: Vintage Custom
Color: Faded Aged Sonic Blue

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer

Neck

Neck
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)
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Flat-Lam Rosewood
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot

Electronics

Electronics
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Hardtail with "Pat. Pend." Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Switch Tips: Vintage White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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    Vintage Custom '59 Hardtail Strat® Time Capsule Package, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst

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