SOLD - Fender Custom Shop John Page Era ‘58 Stratocaster – USA 1997

by Fender

$3,995.00 $4,995.00 20140


This is a virtually unplayed Stratocaster from the first decade of the Fender Custom Shop, a 1958 Stratocaster in classic black. These John Page-era Custom Shop guitars highly sought after because of their impeccable build quality, playability and tone. 

This instrument has an ash body with a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish. It has not been aged or given the relic treatment – in today's nomenclature it would be called "NOS" (New Old Stock).

The neck is crafted from a lovely piece of flame maple which features some quite beautiful figuring. The neck profile is a chunky C-shape with depth measurements of .86" at the first fret, increasing to 0.97" at the twelfth fret.

The fretboard has a 9.5" radius, the frets are medium jumbos with some minor wear showing in the lower area, but with plenty of life left.  

Bone nut measures 1 5/8"

Weight is 7.8 lbs

Pickups are Fender Custom Shop unmarked black bobbin units, along with high quality cloth wiring and factory shielding paint in the cavities. It has a conventional Strat control setup with VTT and a five-way pickup selector.

​This is a magnificent Strat, with a build quality that is on par with today's Masterbuilt guitars. The look, feel and tone are top notch by any standard. The pickups are bright, snappy and toneful in a typical vintage Strat kinda way.

Despite being over two decades old, this gorgeous Strat remains in virtually flawless condition. It could easily pass for a new instrument, but we will be conservative and call it 'near mint”.

This is just a fantastic early Custom Shop Strat in excellent condition. If you are looking for a fine guitar in immaculate order and built to super high CS spec, this guitar is sure to please.

Comes in its original Fender/G&G tweed case, also in near mint condition, along with its Certificate of Authenticity.


If you would like to know more about an item or buy it, please click on "I'm interested" on the product page or call John on 0414 994 506


Payment preference for purchases is by direct bank deposit (EFT). Credit cards, Paypal or bank cheque acceptable upon request. We also sell with Lay By - 25% deposit + 90 days to pay


 If you cannot pick up items from our showroom, please advise your post code and we will send you a shipping quote