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The Shadows 50th Anniversary Guitar

The Shadows 50th Anniversary Collector Outfit - Limited Edition of 50

The Shadows 50th Anniversary Collector Outfit - Limited Edition of 50

Includes:
A Limited Edition Fender USA Custom Shop Masterbuilt Stratocaster produced from the specifications of the original 1959 Stratocaster Cliff Richard imported for Hank Marvin to play with The Shadows in 1959. It was the first Stratocaster known to have been imported into the U.K. That iconic "Flamingo Pink" (sic) guitar is reproduced here in accurate detail for the first, and possibly last, time and is only available as part of The Shadows 50th Anniversary Collector Outfit.
A signed Certificate of Authenticity.
A limited edition deluxe leather guitar strap with The Shadows 50th Anniversary logo and the signatures of Hank and Bruce..
Two tremolo bars, a short "Hank" modified Fender type and a specially produced Hank Marvin Signature Easy Mute.
A reproduction Fender Vintage catalogue.
An archive audio CD featuring Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch in conversation.


You can see Hank playing and talking about the guitar here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRNQiJiFR60

Click on the thumbnail pictures for bigger images

Click on the thumbnail pictures for bigger images

NB
website colour warning.
Please note it is almost impossible to capture the true colour of this guitar on digital equipment and even harder to reproduce true colour on TFT monitor screens. However the neckplate photograph appears closest to the colour of this instrument when viewed on our monitor. A pinkish red recalled by Hank and Bruce as "Flamingo Pink"
Certificate of Authenticity Personally Signed by Hank and Bruce

Certificate of Authenticity Personally Signed by Hank and Bruce

Each outfit is authenticated with an individually numbered certificate personally signed by Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch

Fender Custom Shop Certificate for the CRS-59 Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop Certificate for the CRS-59 Stratocaster

Aside from the Shadows connection and endorsement the original guitar is a an icon in it's own right as the first Fender Stratocaster known and recorded to have been imported into the U.K. The sight of this guitar was enough to inspire several generations of aspiring rock stars to pick up a guitar in the first place.

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition CRS-59 Stratocaster in

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition CRS-59 Stratocaster in "Custom Red"

To mark the 50th anniversary of The Shadows and the iconic Fender Stratocaster that inspired so many influential guitarists to pick up the instrument, Oasis Musical Instruments Ltd, with the approval of Hank B Marvin and Bruce Welch O.B.E., comissioned Fender's Custom Shop Masterbuilder Greg Fessler to re create that magnificent '59 Stratocaster imported by Cliff Richard for Hank to use. The original guitar is now owned by Bruce Welch O.B.E. (a gift from Cliff in the '70's) and was kindly made available by him in order to ensure complete accuracy.
Greg Fessler Decal and Custom Shop Limited Edition Decal and Kluson Single Line Tuners

Greg Fessler Decal and Custom Shop Limited Edition Decal and Kluson Single Line Tuners

The Edition is Master Built by Greg Fessler and has been granted Limited Edition status by the Custom Shop. (As such the edition will not be extended or repeated). The tuning keys are genuine Kluson Single line gold plated as are the originals.
Limited edition Neck Plate detail

Limited edition Neck Plate detail

Each one of the Guitars in the outfit carries a Limited Edition serial number with the CRS-59 prefix. This one is Hank Marvin's personal instrument.

Abby Ybarra Pickups Wound to the original Specification

Abby Ybarra Pickups Wound to the original Specification

Abby has now retired from Fender so the only way you can get her pickups is if they are already on a guitar

The Specs

The Specs

Sorry I just couldn't resist it. But seriously. The full specification for the Custom Shop Dealer Select CRS-59 Stratocaster.

Vintage style Deluxe Lacquered Tweed case with poodle plush lining

Vintage style Deluxe Lacquered Tweed case with poodle plush lining

Deluxe "top of the line" lacquered tweed case with poodle plush lining and centre pocket.
Deluxe Leather Strap with 50th Anniversary Logo

Deluxe Leather Strap with 50th Anniversary Logo

Hand crafted in the UK this deluxe leather strap with gold foiled logo and signatures is exclusive to the Collector Outfit.
Vintage Reprint 57/58 Fender Full Line Brochure

Vintage Reprint 57/58 Fender Full Line Brochure

Especially reproduced for The Shadows 50th Anniversary Collector Outfit by U.S. vintage paper specialists using period correct paper and inks. The 1957/58 Fender Full Line brochure with the now famous NAMM show centrefold.
Limited Edition Easy Mute Hank Marvin System Tremelo Bar

Limited Edition Easy Mute Hank Marvin System Tremelo Bar

The V.M.L. Easy Mute Hank Marvin tremelo bar has been used by Hank for over 10 years. It's unique and innovative design assists palm muting of the strings at the bridge whilst still allowing the player access to the tremelo bar. Ian St John-White at V.M.L. has produced a special Lmited Edition version for the 50th Anniversay Outfit with a unique tremelo tip engraving. Each one is individually serial numbered to match the guitar, and is personally endorsed by Hank B Marvin.

We are able to supply a non limited version the Hank Marvin Easy Mute separately from the Shadows outfit. Please contact us with your requirements.
We are also able to arrange installation of the Total Tension System as used by Hank Marvin.