Fender / Stratocaster Ex- Hank Marvin / 1957 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
Debuting in 1954, the Stratocaster remains unparalleled in its adaptability as a solid body guitar. Icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Richie Blackmore, and Ike Turner have all demonstrated its versatility across diverse music genres.
This pristine 1957 Stratocaster doesn't just exemplify the quintessential design of this celebrated solid body guitar; it also boasts a historic ownership. The legendary Hank Marvin cherished it for over two decades!
Recognized as one of the pioneering guitar maestros, Hank Marvin's contributions, along with his band, The Shadows, ushered in a new era for guitar-focused music in Europe during the late 1950s. Indeed, before the arrival of Jimi Hendrix, Marvin and Buddy Holly were monumental in inspiring budding musicians to desire a Stratocaster of their own.
This magnificent instrument was later part of the ensemble owned by a globally renowned Fender connoisseur. Accompanied by its case, tremolo, bridge cover, tremolo guidelines, lead, and strings, it also comes with a comprehensive history, a signed certificate, and a photo of Hank Marvin with the guitar.
An authentic relic of music history, this is an essential acquisition for vintage Fender enthusiasts and Hank Marvin admirers alike!
Two Tone Sunburst Finish
Black Dot Markers
Single Coil Pick-Ups
Kluson Deluxe Tuners
Pot Codes - June 1957
Body Date - July 1957
Neck Date - August 1957
Original Tweed Case
Original Trem Arm & Bridge Cover
Original Tremolo Instructions
Guncotton Guitars, UK
With over 20 years experience in playing, collecting and selling vintage guitars and basses, we are truly passionate about all types of musical instruments.
We understand what makes an instrument playable, collectable, desirable and, crucially, original.
We can offer advice from a player’s, a collector’s and an investor’s point of view.
Ultimately we believe that any instrument, regardless of its value or condition, should be played and we look forward to helping musicians young and old find the instrument that suits them.
We always aim to describe our instruments honestly and to the best of our knowledge.
Guncotton is one of the old names for nitrocellulose,
the type of lacquer widely used by guitar makers during the golden age of production.
We also speak French and Spanish.
All our instruments are available to view and play at our Showroom located on Columbia Road in Shoreditch, London.
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