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Fender Custom Shop - 923-5001-542

SKU: 766041 Model: 923-5001-542 Serial: R117403
Quantity Available: 1 Condition: Demo


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.

Series: Vintage Custom
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Lacquer
Neck: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard Material: Flat-Lam Rosewood
Number Of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: 6-Saddle Hardtail with "Pat. Pend." Saddles
- Neck: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '59 Single-Coil
- Middle: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '59 Single-Coil
- Bridge: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '59 Single-Coil
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Case/gig Bag: Deluxe Hardshell