Ex-, From the family of the original owner, Two Tone, slab board with hang tags and rare provenance.
A rather charming addition done in 1963 was to add a switch so that you could add the neck pickup. While the electronics are otherwise untouched original factory winding on pickups. The switch teks away the traditional look and traditional vintage value.
Otherwise inside the case is a post card from Fender Sales dated October ’59 saying "expect your Stratocaster in about two weeks". The red is aniline dye (like a burst) so faded to a two tone. The guitar has a chunky ’59 era profile (not a wide/thin ’60 fretboard). The guitar is alder but shows great grain and has no Fullerplast so the grain looks great like a 1950s guitar should.
Inside the original brown case is 1. Cord 2. Fender polish cloth 3. Hang booklet 4. Hang tag with matching serial number 5. Post card from Fender sales Oct. ’59 6. Many original picks plus…more,
The pickups are strong. The switch to add the neck pickup is quite practical and makes this treasure affordable. 1959 slab board strat in original two tone sunburst for $18,900? Yes, Edna there is a Santa Claus. Consigned at $18,900 Go to www.williesguitars.com for more photos.
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