The arrival of this new Honeycaster 'Hot Rod' DC model in Olympic White comes just about a year after receiving our first one back in 2021, which was honestly one of the best small-shop HSS builds we'd ever put our hands on. Well, we're here to say he's done it again. This guitar is a MONSTER.

If you've ever been a fan of that classic late 70s or 80s "hot rod" vibe in an old strat, look no further. Laurent continues to nail this style of build. The Maple cap neck combined with the Alder body gives a polite nod to a specific period (1968) when Fender started building two-piece Maple necks. The hits don't stop there, though. Laurent installed a vintage DiMarzio PAF humbucker in the bridge position with a pair of vintage 70s Stratocaster pickups in the neck and middle positions, respectively. The result? Fat, authoritative bridge pickup tones with nice snap and top end power, coupled with a bright, slightly scooped single coil tone presents the player with tons of great tonal options. All that being said, you don't really give up much of the vintage sensibility here. At its core, it offers up old school tone in a new package that feels sleek and refined.

We know looks aren't always the best way to shop for an instrument, but we'd be lying if we said it didn't inform some decision making. I mean, how can you look at this guitar and NOT get excited?! The lightly aged Olympic White finish sits perfectly against a beautiful Spitfire pickguard that presents a unique and captivating contrast while also highlighting a wonderfully figured maple neck. Eye-popping would be an understatement!

Priced with custom 'LB' G&G hardshell case.

  • Alder body
  • Maple cap neck
  • Mid ‘60s neck profile: .845” @ 1st fret / .957” @ 12th fret
  • Spitfire tortoise custom pickguard
  • Vintage square tabs ‘70s DiMarzio PAF humbucker pickup w/nickel cover (7.59k)
  • Vintage "grey bottom" Fender Stratocaster pickups Middle (5.90k) & Neck (5.57k)
  • Vintage CTS pots and ceramic tone cap
  • Kluson trem w/ Raw Vintage saddles & springs
  • Gotoh staggered tuners
  • Aged Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Weight: 7.8lbs
  • Serial # 196
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
10 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
3:54 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.