Fender New American Vintage '59 Stratocaster Sherwood Green 2013
Fender New American Vintage Strat, sherwood green, made in USA 2013. This drips with majesty, plain and simple. Sherwood green is one of those finishes that we're always getting asked for, and not for no reason: it's such a gorgeous colour. The clay fretboard markers, dark rosewood board and mint green guard all add to the appeal: this is knockout pretty. The neck is a mildly hefty D-shape, there's a fair bit of meat in the back but it still feels super friendly in the hands. The super dark open pore rosewood board and concentrically grained gorgeous maple are quite something to see; it's certainly a sweet neck. The '59 style single coils are sweet, chimey, open and full of character. This has that perfect, crisp, clear spank to it; it's perfect for Jimi-style stuff or big, clean leads.... it's hard to put down. This one arrived with all the accessories and the original in great shape; it's a super handy bonus to get all the goodies in tow. I can't remember the last time I saw one of these around in these parts, but hey, I'll remember this one for a long while yet!
Model: Fender New American Vintage '59 Stratocaster
Made: Corona USA, neck date 4 April 2013 (serial V1315333)
Finish: sherwood green, 3-ply mint guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: American-Vintage '59 Single-Coil x3
Case: original deluxe G&G tweed case, inc all hang tags, warranty docs, trem arm, lead and strap
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a couple of light scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth, no major marks. The back has widespread light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have a few dimples on the elbow area, near the jack and on the bottom horn, no major marks. The front has the start of some checking lines behind the bridge, as well as a few dimples around the body and some play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but are in reasonable shape, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.