Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Fender Custom Shop, the Limited Edition Closet Classic HLE Gold Stratocaster 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.
Other features include a lightweight two-piece ash body, ’57 “Soft V”-shaped neck profile, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard, six-saddle American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, gold hardware, 21 6105 frets, gold anodized pickguard, spare Parchment pickguard, bone nut and 30th Anniversary decal. Includes deluxe Limited Edition hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Color: HLE Gold
Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: AAA Flame Maple
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: 1-Piece AAA Flame Maple Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position 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)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Vintage White Closet Classic
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Tone-Saver Treble Bleed.
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Alternate Single-Ply Parchment Pickguard; Certificate of Authenticity.