Here we have something really special!

This amp and guitar were originally purchased together by one Tony Greco, named on the original purchase receipt as well as the nifty, engraved name plate on the amp.

Tony was a smart man.  He not only bought a Strat from one of the most iconic years, he also kept all the original stuff that came with it, creating this time capsule that'll just blow you away when you see it in person.

The guitar is in amazing condition.  If you know 50s Strats, you know that it doesn't take long to wear through the fretboard finish.  The wear on this guitar is likely the result of very little play.  The rest of the guitar shows that this is the case.  It is simply in amazing condition.  Included in the case is the purchase receipt, the original cable, the ashtray bridge cover, spare tremolo springs, a Fender Vibrolux schematic sheet, and the tremolo arm.  The case is adorned with the rare Fender brass logo badge.  

Neck and body dates on the guitar are from February and March.  The guitar sports the killer V neck that makes the '56 Strat a legend.

Not a screw is changed on the guitar.

The amp is similarly amazing.  It is just so clean, thanks to the shelter of the original Victoria cover.  The lower border of the amp cover has shrunk a bit, which is typical, so it doesn't sit on the amp quite as it should, but it has done its job while retaining near new appearance.

The amp is completely original.  When it arrived I ramped it up on a variac.  It came to life perfectly.  For regular use I would recommend a full check of caps and a filter cap update, but I'm not going to touch this amp until someone buys the set and asks me to do so.

Included with the amp is the ultra-rare tremolo footswitch.

This is a museum quality pair.  

I have videos of my full inspection of the guitar.  I also have many more pictures to share.  

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  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 7lbs 6.3ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Date/Code: 2-57
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Date/Code: 3-57
  • Neck Profile: V
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Black dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 5/8" 
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.9"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.0"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 2.0mm
  • Total length: 38 7/16"
  • Lower bout: 12 1/2"
  • Waist: 8 3/4"
  • Upper bout: 10 7/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Fender
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.45k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Middle Pickup Brand: Fender
  • Middle Pickup Reading: 5.70k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Fender
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 5.59k 
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Wow, just....wow!
  • 1957 Vibrolux 5F11 Amplifier
  • Case/Cover?: Yes, Original
  • Color: Tweed
  • Dimensions: 16.5" x 20" x 9.5"
  • Weight: 24lbs 1.8oz 
  • Watts: 10-12 Watts
  • Date: 1957
  • Where date is noted: Serial #, Pots, Etc.
  • Speaker 1 Brand/Model: Jensen Special Design P10R C5636 4
  • Speaker 1 Size: 10"
  • Speaker 1 Code: 220738
  • Speaker 1 Cone: Original, 4943W1
  • Power Transformer brand and/or codes: Triad 66079
  • Output Transformer brand and/or codes: 50246
  • Reverb or other effects?: Tremolo
  • Rectifier Tube: 5Y3GT
  • Rectifier Tube Brand: RCA
  • Power tubes: 2 x 6V6GT
  • Power Tube Brand: RCA
  • Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
  • Preamp Tube Brand: Honeywell by Sylvania
  • Filter Caps: Original
  • Pedal?: Original!!
  • Pots, codes: Original, 304624, 304650, 304645 
  • Grille: Original
  • Knobs: Original
  • Handle: Original
  • Power cord: Original
  • Notes: Mojo for days!!

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Listed6 months 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
Brand
Model
  • Stratocaster with Maple Fretboard
Categories
Year
  • 1957
Made In
  • United States
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
  • Non-Offset Body
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
Series
Finish Features
  • Refinished
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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