Fender Stratocaster 59 continued to grow in 1959, and the Stratocaster of this year was quite similar to that of 1958.
New DocumentAnd the best part of Fender Stratocaster 59 all is that the guitar was literally sitting in a closet – c ty of all original 1959 Fender Bassman amplifier – for about the last 40 years … UNTOUCHED !!!
If you’re wondering what happened to the Fender Stratocaster 59 Bassman amps, it was sold to none other than Mr. Ed King, one of the original lead guitar player for Lynyrd Skynyrd and the guitar player who plays the most recognizable guitar the world solo (solo in “Sweet Home Alabama” Skynyrd). How to be as honest as possible here, this guitar is in near mint condition. Plain and simple, it is not another 1959 Fender Stratocaster on the planet that is close to the state, the tone and playability of this incredible discovery. And here’s the story behind the Fender Stratocaster 59 Custom Shop (and amps) .The two were purchased jointly in 1959 by the same man from a music store in southern Alabama. The serial number on the neck plate on the back of the guitar is “38112”.
The original color of the Fender Stratocaster 59 was venerable Fender Sunburst finish, and when the guitar was bought it happened to be the only Fender Stratocaster in the store. However, the gentleman was not fond of this Sunburst finish. So about a year later, he took the guitar to the store and had the store owner to send the Fender guitar back to a factory finish. The color was chosen Dakota Red, which was a Fender custom color available from 1958 to 1969. The guitar was returned several months later to