Fender / Stratocaster / 1957 / Sunburst / Guitar
1957 Fender hard-tail Stratocaster. Original 2-Tone Sunburst finish over an ash body in very good condition. Great player with a straight neck which has a V profile consistent with this year's production. The lacquer has worn through in places on the fretboard but it's smooth to the touch and has no real depth. It had a new nut fitted and it's been re-fretted, with the appropriate size, vintage-style frets which lend to the feel of the neck. The re-fret and replacement nut have been fitted with great care and the work is excellent. The finish on the back of the neck is in very good condition and mostly intact with only light wear along the fretboard edges. The body finish has some playwear on the front and back with a few scuffs & dings around the edges. The wiring has clean and undisturbed solder joints. The pickups are well balanced and have good strong output, with great tone. Other than the re-fret and nut, this guitar is all original and complete including the tweed case.
It's been fully set up in our workshop with a fresh set of strings and a great action allowing for smooth playability up and down the neck. Serial number: 13079. Weight: 7 lbs 11.5 oz. Nut width: 42mm. Depth at the 1st fret: 22.25 mm. The pencil dates on the body and neck are 12/56 and 1/57 respectively. All original electronics with untouched solder. One pot date is covered in solder, the other two date to the 35th week of 56. The pickups have black bobbins and original winds.
Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK
International vintage Bass Guitar sales for dealers, collectors & players
Since being founded in 2009, Andy Baxter Bass has quickly established a name as the best place to shop for basses in Greater London, bar none. A reputable and knowledgeable dealer of vintage and new basses, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and Music Man, and the best prices in every price category. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.
Have a look around the website often, as our inventory of basses changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our free guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire, send you pictures with detailed description and personally have the instrument checked out for you.
We look forward to finding you the perfect bass.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.
You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.
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Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates. A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions.
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