1959 ORIG SMOKIN JOE KUBEK FENDER STRATOCASTER
This is in My Stash as I write this.. Even if these wasn't a Famous Own Guitar, it is unreal Rare... & Great.. It is a 1st Year Fender 1959 Slaboard.. White Orig White Single Ply Guard.... Fender had these Pickguards from the Very Start.. 1954-1959..With a Body Date of 7/59.. This is a Rare Fender Pencil dated body.. (As we know not many with dates in 1959)
All Original but Vol Pot. (but orig included.. probably just clean with cleaner) and a Jumbo Refret, and Fretboard made to 9.5" Radius.. It also has a minor route under the guard. You don't see it, it's a well played Blues Strat and not mint anyhow!!
Weight is 7lb 8oz
304920 pot dates. That's 20th week 1959
38393 Ser # on Neck Plate
Pickups are the early Staggard Poles, Alnico North Polarity Magnets.... Fender switched to South polarity late 1959-1960
Bridge pickup reads 5.85k
Middle pickup reads 5.87k
Neck pickup reads 5.77k
Neck as I said is 9.5" radius whole length, jumbo frets...but not stupid Big Jumbos.. It's a unreal neck, and Fast! Full C-Shape Neck Profile. Kind of Med size at nut 19.49mm.... then gets Beefy towards 12th Fret, 24.20mm. Neck is Straight as a Arrow, Much adjustment left in or out on truss rod, so not at it's wits end and have to settle on a set up, or intonation, or not being in tune all up & down neck.. This Strat sets up with a pretty much straight neck. .003 neck relief.. Which is how it should be, and the Way I set All Guitar's up in my shop..:)
I had FOR YEARS Joe's Famous Daphene Blue 1964 Strat.. Which I got while I lived in NY days...... This Strat out of All the others, was used on MANY Albums, Gigs, Concerts, Bars, Clubs, Parties etc... Many many pics can be found on Web of Joe Playing this... It is A part Of History.... ONLY blues was played on this Axe!.. Only Da blues!