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The refinish is a perfect match to the original Du Pont Surf Green custom color.
This is an awesome 50’s Strat in every sense of the word.
The instrument has been professionally refretted and the board re-radiused to 9.5" (modern Fender spec), with 6150 fretwire that has just a bit more width and more well-rounded crowns than the original wire, making it easy to bend strings in the higher registers of the board without choking out.
The fretboard has been refinished with clear nitro lacquer (almost always a necessity when refretted a lacquered maple board), and there is light overspray on the back of the profile as well, although there is light wear through the finish down to the bare maple on the profile between frets 1-5.
The original three-way pickup selector switch is included with the instrument, but a modern five-way is currently installed for maximum tonal versatility.
The plastic parts on the guitar are a mixture of vintage and reissue, with the original volume knob present, as well as pickup covers that are definitely era correct, if not definitively original.
The nitro lacquer surf green finish was done decades ago and the work was commissioned through Mike Lull's shop in Bellevue, WA, although the exact craftsman who applied the finish and relic'd the instrument is unknown.
As is very common when stripping a vintage body, as much as 1/32" of overall body depth can be lost in the process, but on the whole, the body contours of this guitar have been faithfully maintained, even if a couple of the edges on the horns are ever so slightly less "bubbly" in terms of how the contours are rounded.
If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help.Here’s an awesome 1959 Fender Stratocaster, in excellent condition, with original black bobbin pickups and an accurate custom color Surf Green refinish.1959 was a transitional year for Fender, and this is one of the last Strats to feature 50’s appointments, such as a maple fingerboard and single-ply pickguard.Our products can be returned, at the discretion of Walt Grace VIntage, for store credit, or refund within 7 days of the original purchase of the product.To be eligible for a return, please make sure that: The product was purchased in the last 7 days Please contact us before you send the product: By phone number: 786-483-8180- By email: [email protected] By visiting this page on our website: Send the product with its original packing to: 224 NW 27th Street Miami, Florida 33127 Shipping charges Shipping charges incurred in connection with the return of a product are non-refundable.