Guitars: 1958 Fender Stratocaster


I got real lucky when I found this Strat in 2002. I prefer a hard driving tone and a lot of complexity. I've played many late 1950s Strats, and I haven't found one that compares to this '58. This particular guitar has all the original parts, unbroken solder connections, original strap and ashtray bridge cover as well.

'58 Strat  '58 Strat

'58 Strat

'58 Strat

Underside of pickguard.

'58 Strat

10/58 body date.

As you can see in the later photos, I think every time I take her out I am losing about $200 on the paint that is chipping away. She loves the abuse and is definitely a tone benchmark.

'58 Strat

I gigged this one a lot in 2011 and into 2012. The paint is still falling off, but she is a blast to play.

'58 Strat

'58 Strat

Playing at Sam's c. 2005.