A fairly untouched Stratocaster from 1957? Yes, it’s true.

Every component and the wiring on this beauty are 100% stock, as it shipped from the factory in March 1957 (as shown by the body date in the neck pickup cavity).

The electronics are all-original—even the solder connections are
untouched, showing that the pots (dated 4th week of 1957) and switch were never replaced. The deluxe Kluson tuning machines have the single-line logo on the back, further evidence that this guitar is a veritable time-traveler from the original-era of Fender.

Designed for comfort, the maple neck sports a “Medium V” profile, which was common for the period when players relied more on first-position chords than speedy upper register soloing.

'57 was a great year for the Strat and is considered a "classic" year by most collectors. The 57 Strat is similar to its original counterpart with a few exceptions. This particular model features an off center seam alder body and a hardtail string through body bridge. It's almost unbelievable that this guitar is in such amazing condition.

Pristine condition, all original, body and date stamps match. Serial #: 22269. Small evidence of play around the 2nd fret. Farmer chords etc. 3 inch mark along the bottom of the body that can be seen in the light but pretty hard to notice otherwise. Some light marks surrounding the body. A very fresh guitar. 

Offset seam alder body with 2 Color Sunburst Lacquer Finish, One-piece bolt-on maple neck with 7.25" radius fingerboard, nickel-silver frets, hand-wound single coil Strat® pickups, 3-way pickup selector switch, 1-Ply white pickguard, string through body hardtail Strat bridge, Kluson Deluxe tuning machines, wing string tree.

Offset seam alder body, string-through body hard tail bridge.

Each purchase includes an Initial Inspection and Setup from a Fender Custom Shop Master Builder, 2-Year Limited Warranty, Custom Shop Warranty Service, hand-filled Inspection Sheet, Certified Vintage™ Certificate of Authenticity and factory case candy in the original cases.

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Listed3 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Stratocaster
  • 2 Color Sunburst
  • 1957
Made In
  • United States
Color Family
  • Brown
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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