Fender Custom Shop

Description

1959 was a transition year for the Strat that brought several big changes, including a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard, white “clay” position dots and an 11-hole pickguard (single-ply until that July). Leo Fender, never one to waste anything, would use up parts until they were gone completely, so during transition years you can find different and distinctive combinations of parts. Some of those rare combinations have been incorporated into this faithful recreation.

A two-piece select alder body (ash on aged white blonde) wears a Heavy Relic nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a well-worn look and feel. The rift-sawn maple neck sports an “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius flat-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 jumbo frets for comfortable deep bends. Hand-wound Texas Special pickups are connected to five-way switch and vintage modified #2 wiring on a rare 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard. Additional features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. A deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity are also included.
Features
  • Alder double cutaway body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with Oval C profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets
  • Hand-wound Texas Special single-coil pickups
  • Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Deluxe hardshell case included
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Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: Oval C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Pickup switch: 5-Way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States