Bill Alston


ST 58 range


This range comprises of only 2 guitars the ST58 and the ST58-70TX both from the Vintage Premium Range. The mystery with these is why they exist at all they are virtually the same as the equivalent ST57s but with different colour options, mainly the addition of 3 tone sunburst. So if you see what looks like an ST57 in 3 tone sunburst it's an ST58 if you see one in 2 tone sunburst it is an ST 57 or an ST58-70TX. To give an idea of the level of these the ST58 RRP was 79800yen in 2010 and the TX version was 70,000 yen in 2004

ST58

Specifications
Body Alder Thick Poly Finish
Neck Maple Oval shape 324mm scale
Fretboard Maple 21 vintage frets 184mm radius
Headstock Small Fender 50s gold spaghetti logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjustment at headstock end
Tuners Gotoh Diecast vintage style
Pickups 3 MIJ vintage style (Ceramic)
Controls 1 volume 2 tone 5 way switch All white
Nut 42mms synthetic bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 5SD diecast block
Pickguard 8 hole 62 style single ply
Colours 3 Tone Sunburst only
Years available from around 2008 to at least 2013 probably later
Replaced by the ST58 Japan Exclusive which currently retails at about £570 (2018)


The ST58

The ST58-70TX

This guitar was made from 1997 to 2008 and is very similar to the ST58 except for the pickups and colour options
Specifications
Body Alder Thick Poly Finish
Neck Maple Oval shape 324mm scale
Fretboard Maple 21 vintage frets 184mm radius
Headstock Small Fender 50s gold spaghetti logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjustment at headstock end
Tuners Gotoh Diecast vintage style
Pickups 3 USA made Texas Specials
Controls 1 volume 2 tone 5 way switch All white
Nut 42mms synthetic bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Vintage style 5SD diecast block
Pickguard 8 hole 62 style single ply
Colours 3 Tone Sunburst 2 Tone Sunburst or Black in 2008 3 Tone Sunburst only


Both the above are ST58-70TX

Close up of the headstock
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