NOSGD '59 AV Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Kalio, Apr 24, 2021.

  1. Kalio

    Kalio Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey everybody!

    Just got this one! It's an American Vintage '59 MN 3TSB from 2015.
    New old stock. Because it has been sitting in the shop's storage space from its arrival 6 years ago.
    They found it recently and put it on display. So I saw it, desided to give it a chance and... surprise! It's an amazing guitar!

    I polished the frets, put new strings and did a setup.
    This is a very resonant guitar.

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    Here she is with my other strat.

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  2. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist El Salado Guitartist Silver Member

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    Great choice. Congrats!
     
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  3. CRobbins

    CRobbins Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Nice score, congrats.
     
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  4. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Classic!
     
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  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Absolutely beautiful! My go-to AV65 was also an unloved red-headed stepchild who sat in the shop for about seven years before I found it and made it the little queen she is now :D
     
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  6. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    So it’s both a “New Old Stock” Fender model AND because it sat in the guitar shop basement for 6 years? Sort of like aging a fine wine.

    Wow, they should have charged you double for that one! (the storage fees alone would be outrageous)...


     
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  7. Rocket King

    Rocket King Strat-O-Master

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    Great choice!
    I like the figuring on the maple fretboard.
    Very nice guitar and very nice couple :thumb:
     
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  8. Hydr0

    Hydr0 Senior Stratmaster

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    very nice, i have one with a rosewood board and love it!
     
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  9. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Cracker! Congrats and enjoy

    Anyone know where I can find a NOS AV59 in Sonic Blue?
     
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  10. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice! Didn't know 59s had a maple neck option too.
    Enjoy!
     
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  11. Kalio

    Kalio Strat-Talk Member

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    Vice versa I didn't know they had rosewood option until recently.

    They actually charged me 1/3 less the original price. Which was something like 600€ or a bit more.
     
  12. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Senior Stratmaster

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    Cool find! Congrats.
     
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    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    Custom Shop's new finish option.... 'Stockroom Classic'.

    Glad you found something you love.
     
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  14. Kalio

    Kalio Strat-Talk Member

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    I don' buy guitars often. Something has to really get under my skin to buy it.

    Iterestingly enough as I removed the neck to adjust the truss rod I found that the neck is October 2014 and body is made in may 2015.
     
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  15. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster

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    Gorgeous! :cool:
     
  16. JDug

    JDug Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Love it! Great find, enjoy that guitar!

    That’s ok, my 2005 American Series Strat has a Z04 serial number, but original neck and body are Jan ‘05, close enough!
     
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    Mr Hockey Strat-Talker

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    Beautiful Stratocaster. Enjoy.
     
  18. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    '59 was the transition year from maple to rosewood, so you can find examples with either.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    What is MN?
     
  20. Kalio

    Kalio Strat-Talk Member

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    MN Maple Neck.

    3TSB means 3 Tone Sun Burst as you may know.

    Yes I'm aware of Fender's ways of making guitars... :)