Fender American Vintage ’59 and ’65 Stratocasters


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Airline '59 Coronado Demo - Mason Stoops - Eastwood Guitars

Here is our friend Mason Stoops taking the Airline '59 Coronado for an informative test drive. Special thanks to Main Street Vintage Co. for supplying vintage guitar photos. Check out www.mainstreetvintageco.com and www.eastwoodguitars.com
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Comments on Fender American Vintage ’59 and ’65 Stratocasters

February 18, 2013

pebetetete @ 6:48 am #

They are just using diferent amps one is a hot rod and the other is a deluxe reverb

stuartfiasco @ 7:45 am #

It’s so refreshing to see guitars & equipment demo without ridiculous amounts of gain and shredding! Granted these are vintage style strats but regardless they always play similar styles to this. It is much appreciated to hear what these instruments are capable of in capable hands.

Wherez Waldo @ 7:51 am #


NstuffMusic @ 8:46 am #

The 65 has the chunkier neck.

Wherez Waldo @ 9:18 am #

Dear N-stuff, which one has the chunkier neck?
Thanks and great demo!

stauggion @ 9:35 am #

wow those were some very tasty licks

TheStratplayer1 @ 9:44 am #

Awesome playing guys, Awesome and very pretty tones from these two Vintage 59′ and 65 Stratocaster guitars, Awesome Fender Amps :) Can I ask what make are those strings and what Gauges are they? Cheers Phil

nendokan @ 10:15 am #

HI guys I love the licks and riffs, they were great. Do you guys play in any bands? Are you up online playing in the clubs and pubs around Pittsburg at all?

rjinterr @ 10:56 am #

I’m diggin the tone and playing of both of these cats. Great job, thanks for sharing

hermanshermits124124 @ 11:44 am #

mixolydian powerrrrrrrrrrrr

TheHumbuckerboy @ 12:14 pm #

I love the Steve Lukather licks !

chirpybee @ 12:57 pm #

Great demo - bluesy and jazzy takes on playing – fun stuff.

Jenkin Male @ 1:13 pm #

What is the difference between the ’56 and the ’59 pickups, for this vintage series?

kicsipupi @ 1:21 pm #

these guyz know something…

s1914 @ 1:47 pm #

59 is the blue

vts101 @ 1:52 pm #

Are the middle pickups reverse wound eliminating hum in the 2nd and 4th positions?

sleepy4x @ 2:29 pm #

Sorry, maybe I missed something. But please tell me, which is the 59 and which the 65 in that video? Thx!

ShivaTheAuspicious @ 2:53 pm #

It’s a D shape…which means its got a little more meat in the back, but the top and bottom are more narrow than the C shaped. I’ve never played the JM strat, but I hear his original is based off the SRV strat from the 90s and that was fairly chunky. The new ’59 might be a hair thinner.

ShivaTheAuspicious @ 3:48 pm #

Played the ’59 today. GODDAMN is it a great guitar! It’s super light and resonant, the bar is bouncy and expressive, its got a d shaped neck (fat in the back, narrow at the top and bottom), and the pickups have some serious mojo. The 7.25″ radius is actually nice; if you have solid bends, it wont feel tough at all. I went ahead and put half down so I can pick it up after Christmas. Can’t fn wait!

Simon P @ 4:06 pm #

Kind of unfair since the 59 is plugged into a 65 deluxe reverb which is such a fantastic amp, much better than the hot rod

John Hardin @ 4:45 pm #

The ’59 Strat sounds badass.

loris oris @ 5:22 pm #

The first black keys songs were recored with a Telecaster, not with the martinique… Only Tighten Up MAYBE was recorded with the supro (he play it in tighten live sessions) and the sound of your tighten up is not similar to dan’s…In fact the tele have a dimarzio’s Humbucker wich sound similar to the Eastwood Coronado that have Humbucker (the martinique have single coils) Now to play Stack Shot Billy he play the stratotone with p90s. Eastwood Coronado and Supro Martinique are almost opposite.

JCBigCat @ 6:14 pm #

i really like these reviews and i really like Mason Stoops – you play amazingly, man!
but i’d like you guys to plug these guitars in some more “human” amplifier…i mean, Jaguar amplification? like 3000€??? maybe a Stagg would sound good on one of those too…

Robert Ironside @ 6:14 pm #

Nice pedal verb [300 dollars for the verb alone]. Nice priced overdrive though [can get it for like 54 bucks]. :-)) Tube amp…. probably make a cigar box geet sound formidable.

gonde21 @ 6:41 pm #

Ich brauch sie auch unbedingt :( Man muss echt in die Staaten fliegen oder teueren Versand zahlen :(

Sean Lay @ 7:13 pm #

Oh! Big help thanks a million!

myrareguitars @ 7:20 pm #

yes, the STD does not ahve the binding, but it has the same pickups as the Coronado ’59. The T+C ’59 has the Airline VVSC pickups. But, Eastwood has discontinued the STD and DLX T+C, they only make the ’59 version now.

Sean Lay @ 7:52 pm #

im looking to buy a town and country standard 2nd and
doesn’t have the binding around the side, is this a cheaper model?
thank you!

myrareguitars @ 8:19 pm #

basically the same guitar, but with different control setup.

Sean Lay @ 9:04 pm #

how much of a difference is there between this and the airline town and country standard?

StannSSS @ 9:28 pm #

omg and countdown

StannSSS @ 10:23 pm #

omg stack shot billy sounded beautiful

Nacho Altamirano @ 10:27 pm #

Man, great Tighten up version!

eloy8624 @ 11:06 pm #

Where can i buy this guitar in germany??

VinceTheRevDrums @ 11:36 pm #

Can You Tell What’s The Name Of The Song For The First Riff When You Start Playing At 02:15 Please ??? Awesome review, love the guitar and the tone !!!

ju henk @ 11:41 pm #

I have the original ’59 big black Coronado archtop
-500 times the guitar this import is.Why call this a ’59 when it’s clearly based on a ’62?

February 19, 2013

masonstoops @ 12:22 am #

Yes, you’re correct. Sorry if I didn’t make that clear in the video. I assumed most people understood this demo is about at an Airline guitar, made by Eastwood Guitars, BASED on the Supro Martinique/Coronado like Dan plays. If you’re interested in more info about the Supro model, please watch the video from 0:54 to 1:20. Thanks! :)

lisa bella @ 12:50 am #

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Scott McKay @ 1:43 am #

Dan doesn’t play an airline… Supro sir.

beenderedonedat @ 1:45 am #

guy’s pretty good. fun watch