Nash S-57 Guitar, 2-Tone Burst
The Nash S-57 is one of Nash Guitars top vintage models. Bill Nash designed the S-57 to create a guitar that isn't extremely expensive, yet still captures that great look, feel, and playability of a well played and loved 1957 Fender Stratocaster.
Not only does the S-57 look and feel like a vintage Fender Stratocaster, it also features a number of popular modern appointments, such as Lollar handwound pickups and Gotoh Vintage tuning keys.
If anyone knows about building vintage guitars, it's Bill Nash! He has worked with a HUGE number of them for many years and has a great deal of knowledge about how a vintage guitar looks and feels. The aged control knobs, pickguards, dinged and scratched finish, and aged hardware make the S-57 look old, but the modern techniques used to make the guitar ensure that it plays like a brand new instrument. Each Nash S-57 is built by hand, so each one is completely unique. It features a maple fingerboard, a swamp ash body, and Jason Lollar hand-wound pickups. The bridge is made from vintage parts, and the entire guitar is given a medium level of wear and tear via a relicing process.
Serial #: HBM-298
|Single Adjustment Truss Rod w/ Heel Adjust|
|Neck Shape:||Medium C Neck|
|Headstock:||Vintage Correct Headstock|
|Nut Width:||1 5/8|
|Electronics:||Volume, Tone, Tone, 5-Way Selector Switch, 250K CTS pots,|
|Sprague Orange Drop capacitors, CRL 5-way switch|
|Input Jack:||Face Jack|
|Pickups:|| Lollar Handwound
||Nitrocellulose with Light Distress|
About the Lollar Pickups in this guitar
The Lollar Dirty Blonde Strat pickup set features Vintage Blonde pickups in the neck and middle, but with the Special S Bridge substituted for a thicker bridge tone with a bit more output.
The Lollar Vintage Blonde Strat style pickups are bright but smooth. Scooped midrange, full bass with smooth attack, medium low output sounds glassy, chimey, spanky. Play soft and get round, smooth tone; hit it hard and the attack and treble will come forward in the mix. Works well with overdrives. Alnico 2 flat poles, scattered wound, wax potted coils. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire. Middle is RWRP for humbucking operation in positions 2 and 4.
The Special S Series Bridge offers a higher output Strat pickup design with a deep thick tone, round highs, and smooth bottom that approaches a "Gibsonish" attack and sustain. Less quack than others. Output is noticeably higher and will break up most amps a little faster and harder than typical Strat pickups. Vintage style cloth covered lead wire.