Revive the iconic style of the '50s. The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster NOS brings back one of the most sought-after Strat models in history: the "Mary Kaye". The stunning gold hardware. The elegant white blonde finish; everything about this guitar simply oozes with heritage Fender character. And now, with a few enhancements for the modern stage, it's ready to ignite the world of music for a second time.
Authentic sound, authentic feel. The Custom Shop Strat comes equipped with a trio of custom-wound '57 single-coil pickups, for a specially-voiced vintage tone that's tailored for the '50s era. A 1957 soft "V" shaped maple neck provides classic Fender feel, whilst allowing for a comfortable playing experience. Bring your playing to life thanks to a synchronized tremolo bridge, giving you the power to express every note you play. Topped off with an included hardshell case and strap, the '57 Custom Shop Strat hosts legendary style, quality, and sound in absolutely every element of its construction.
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When the Stratocaster first hit the scene in 1954, its distinctive, characterful sound took the world by storm. Thus leading to the original '50s era models becoming some of the most coveted guitars out there. As a result, Fender have ensured that the '57 Custom Shop Strat encompasses all that sparkling, vintage tone quality, by equipping it with a trio of '57 single-coils. They're hand-wound for vintage performance. So you can count on a classic, bright tone to inject your playing with hallmark Fender style. Because they're specifically voiced for the '57 model. And they specialise in producing the sound of the '50s era.
It's built for the modern stage. Thanks to an incorporated 5-way selector and volume and tone controls, the '57 Strat lets players take control of their sound with modern convenience. So, you can fuel your performance with the period-correct, vintage tone of the '50s, with total control on stage.
It's not enough to just sound '50s. It has to feel '50s, too. Luckily, Fender have ensured that every aspect of the 1957 Custom Shop Strat has the unique, vintage feel that guitarists crave in a Custom Shop model. A lightweight ash body lets players roam free on stage, along with a dual-cutaway design for effortless access to the upper frets. Fender know better than anyone that a guitar should enhance creativity. And this Custom Shop model is certainly no exception.
It's not just the body, though. A 1957 Soft "V" shaped neck fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, whilst providing authentic feel through its entirety. And its maple surface lets your hands soar across every inch of the guitar's fingerboard and perform every riff, chord, and solo with ultimate precision. It's almost addictive to play.
It doesn't get more creative than using a whammy bar in performance. Hendrix used one in his Woodstock performance. Jeff Beck made it his own. And now, you can inject your performance with your own creative flair. Whether you're unleashing screeching dive bombs, giving your solo that extra kick, or simply decorating your chords with some elegant shimmer – the famed Strat tremolo system gives players an even bigger platform to experiment their sound with. A Strat wouldn't be a Strat without it. So it goes without saying that the '57 Custom Shop features the iconic tremolo bridge design, for even more possibilities in your sound.
When it comes to Custom Shop models, Fender maintain a real focus on individuality. And this notion truly comes to life with the unique design of the Vintage '57 Strat. It's based on the cult-favourite "Mary Kaye" Strat that was used on many of the earliest Fender ads, and soon became one of the most desired Stratocasters out there. From its stunning gold hardware, to the elegant white blonde finish – the '57 Custom Shop Model is as stylish as it gets. Just look at it.
An instrument of such individuality needs protecting. Which is why the Fender 1957 Stratocaster comes with a deluxe hardshell case. Take your cherished instrument on the road, with the peace of mind that it’ll be in pristine condition every time you play. Preventing scratching, scraping, or any other damage to your guitar - the deluxe hardshell case makes transporting between venues simple and stress-free. No worries. No panic. Just the excitement of performance, the way it should be.