Fender / Stratocaster / 1957 / Blackie (refin) / Guitar For Sale
"ERIC CLAPTON PLEASE" as the old adage says!! 1957 Fender Stratocaster in refin Blackie. 1957 is probably one of the favorite years of MANY maple board players. This thing sounds so damn good!!!
This lovely and AMAZING 1957 Strat still has the 7-57 body date, 3-57 neck date (hard to photograph but there) and has a nice mostly C shaped neck with the very slightest hint at a V point in back barely notable though. The back of the neck may have some overspray. The pick ups are the original 3 black bottoms (see readings below) , pots may be from an earlier guitar but fender parts in the 50s were more spread out so we're not sure but they read 304605 so they are from 1956. What makes me hesitate is to say for sure I OWN ANOTHER 7 - 1957 that ALSO has 56 pots. The volume pot has been replaced BUT is in the case along with the orig 3 way switch ... as this has a 5 way at present.
This feather weighs in at exactly 7 lbs 4 oz's or 7+1/4 lbs. It has been refretted with larger Gibson style frets and new nut so it plays great. The pick up readings from Bass to treble are 5.81 ... 5.82 ... and 5.40 and is a searring glassy maple neck monster. Comes with a reissue tweed case.
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com. **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.