Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Closet Classic HLE Gold Stratocaster
The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Closet Classic HLE Gold Stratocaster commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Fender Custom Shop. It combines modern playability with stunning vintage style. Originally a custom Strat created in the ‘50s for Homer Haynes, this golden gem of a guitar was re-released in 1987 as the first limited-edition Custom Shop model.
Three single-coil hand-wound Custom Shop ’57 Stratocaster pickups—including a RWRP middle pickup—provide authentic vintage-style tone, with all the pristine highs, punchy mids and robust lows that made the Strat a legend. Vintage Modified Strat #2 wiring adds even more sonic variety, connecting the middle pickup to the first tone control and adding our Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit to the master volume control, ensuring your tone remains unchanged when reducing the instrument’s volume.
Weight: 6 lbs 13 oz
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: AAA Flame Maple
Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V" (1st Fret: .860" - 12th Fret: 1.00")
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece AAA Flame Maple Neck
Inlays: Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Vintage White Closet Classic
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Features: Tone-Saver Treble Bleed.
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Alternate Single-Ply Parchment Pickguard; Certificate of Authenticity