(Featured) We purchased this guitar from the original owner 22 years ago back in 1994. Shortly after we bought this guitar we sold it to a high-end collector and this guitar has been kept in meticulous condition ever since. Now it is back here for sale once again. You will not find a better example of an original 1957 Fender Stratocaster. Many Fender experts feel that 1957 is the golden year for the Stratocaster and this one sounds and plays as good as it looks. The neck date is 1-57, body date: 12-56, pot codes: 304543. The neck plate serial number is 12714. The bridge pickup reads 6.33 ohms, middle pickup: 6.10 ohms, neck pickup: 6.29. The guitar weighs in at a lightweight 7 lbs 3 oz. Included are the original strap, trem cover, original cord, vibrato arm, & manila key packet (no key). Also included are the original, super rare Stratocaster instructions from 1957 as well as a page from the original 1957 Fender catalog. The original tweed hard shell case is pristine as well. This beautiful guitar would make a wonderful addition for the discerning collector’s vintage guitar collection.