1957 Fender Blonde Stratocaster For Sale

By February 21, 2017Vintage Guitar
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1957 Blonde Fender Stratocaster for Sale   $49,950

All original, provenance from a major guitar collection, simply the best of the best, in original tweed case, amp does not come with the guitar, retail is a solid $60k strat all day long, the best active comp I found is one for $56k. I’m ready to sell and I’ll leave some meat on the bone for the next guy for a no hassle quick sale. I put it on eBay to get the word out.

301-802-2228

mark@marklovett.com

 

 

All original 1957 Fender blonde stratocaster against a 1955 narrow panel low power Fender tweed twin.

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Something about vintage white, white guard with a maple neck, that is extremely aesthetically pleasing.

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Additional 1957 Blonde Strat Details
Ser#024513, EXC++ condition, flamed headstock, flamey ash grain body, light weight 7.4lbs, 100% original, untouched solder joints, neck marked 3-58, neck pocket penciled B, pots marked 304723, switch marked CRL1452, body trem cavity marked 11/57, neck PU 5.74ohms, middle PU 5.84ohms, bridge PU 5.67 ohms, plastic parts, very clean original tweed case, neck profile is rounded C shape with ever-so-slight V and gets a little slimmer as you go up the neck, also a mild flame on back of neck, rare one piece ash body

 

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1957 Stratocaster Specs

  • ABS plastic knobs and pickup covers replace “bakelite” (Polystyrene)
  • Many spring 1957 Strats have a mix of bakelite and ABS parts, with ABS pickup covers and bakelite knobs because the bakelite pickup covers ran out of stock first, so for the first couple months of production some 1957 Strats can have ABS pickup covers and bakelite knobs).
  • Early 1957 Strats have a neck with a “strong V” backshape.
  • Serial numbers of 1957 strats range from 16000 to 25000, this one is 24,513 so late 1957

1958 Stratocaster Specs
As 1958 progresses, the “V” neck lessens, and by the end of 1958 the ‘V’ neck is gone and necks are a little thinner.

 

1957 Blonde Strat neck 
Although the neck is dated 3-58, the rest of the instrument is dated late 57 which was typical for the period. This one has the much preferred slight ‘V’ shape neck rather than the hard ‘V’ in early 57 or the thin ‘D’ shape of late 58.
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1957 Blonde Strat neck pocket

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1957 Blonde Strat serial number

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1957 Blonde Strat body date 11 /57
partially hidden by the tremolo claw was typical of the period

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1957 Blonde Strat – original see through blonde finish over ash body

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1957 Blonde Strat

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1957 Blonde Strat headstock

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1957 Blonde Strat headstock

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1957 Blonde Strat untouched solder joints

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