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1957 Fender Stratocaster – Blond (Mary Kaye)
We present an all original and 100% complete 1957 Fender Stratocaster in Blond finish (Mary Kaye). Made in Fullerton, California.
This 1957 pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster, also known as Mary Kaye, is one of the most legendary Strats. There is no doubt that this is one of the holy grails from Fenders golden age.
Overall, the Blond finish on this ash body is gorgeous. An incredible grain through the original see-through Blond finish. Not only does the guitar look amazing, it also plays fantastic with an incredible woody/resonant vintage tone. The original black bottom single-coil pickups matched with the solid maple neck produces a punchy/twangy tone. All three pickups are well balanced and sound great. The original Gold hardware including the Gold truss rod are well preserved with great aging spots.
This 1957 Mary Kaye Fender Stratocaster is a collector’s grade, but it definitely deserves to be played. Comes complete with its original Gold bridge cover and Gold tremolo arm. It has a great playing V-shape neck with original frets and nut. Cosmetically, it’s in excellent shape with minor nicks, dings around the edges or other cosmetic play-wear. The 1-piece maple neck is as clean as it can be with minor wear. The original Gold one-line Kluson tuners are in excellent shape and works perfectly.
Pickups and the electronics/wiring remain untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Comes complete with its original Fender hardshell tweed case. Latches and handle are in perfect working order.
- Neck date: 7-57
- Body date: 4-57
- Pots date: 304-715 – 15th week of 1957
- Neck pickup: 5.92 kOhm
- Mid pickup: 5.85 kOhm
- Bridge pickup: 5.94 kOhm
- Weight: 3.802 Kilograms