This guitar (body date 08/57, neck date 11/57) was purchased from the original owner in Rancho Santa Fe, CA in the late '80s. The guitar was  originally made in Fullerton, CA where Fender was located in the '50s.

The body on this guitar is made from one piece of Ash. Fender did not produce that many guitars in the '50s, they would set aside a nice grainy piece of wood to be used at a later date for something special... such as a Blonde finish. Call it blonde, call it special, call it "Mary Kaye".