Summary: The Fender Custom Shops “Closet Classic” series is just as the name implies- a classic guitar that sat un-played in a closet for 50+ years and has been unveiled in its original glory. The swamp ash body has a rich lacquer finish with lots of checking, the hardware has just a bit of patina and the playability is impeccable. The “Abby Red Hot” pickups are hand wound by the legendary Abigail Ybarra and are brilliant sounding as with all her work. They have that classic Stratocaster tone but are wound a bit hotter for more attack, bite and upper mid presence. This beauty ships in its original blonde tolex hard shell case with Custom Shop strap, COA and literature.

Body: Hand selected premium grade swamp ash body with 2 tone sunburst finish, lots of finish checking in the nitrocellulose lacquer and topped off with a 3-ply w/b/w pickguard.

Neck: Incredibly comfortable C profile maple neck and fretboard with skunk stripe, 50s style string retainer, headstock truss rod access, 22 frets, 25.5” scale length and a 1.675” nut width.

Pickups/Hardware: It has 3 “Abby Red Hot” single coil pickups wound by legendary Abigail Ybarra, 1 volume, 2 tones, 5 way switch, vintage style Fender in-line tuning keys, bridge with 6 individual saddles and 2 point vibrato unit.

Cosmetics: This guitar is in excellent condition and only exhibits the in-house relicing that Fender does and some minor play wear. There is finish checking all over the body which looks fabulous and vintage, a small spot on the fretboard by the 3rd fret where the finish looks played through, very faint pick scratches on the pickguard and a small chip in the finish by the butt-end strap button. Overall this guitar looks awesome and is in beautiful shape.

Playability: Our in house luthier has just inspected, set up and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and it is playing beautifully with low action and a straight neck. The frets have tons of life in them and have very little to no wear.

Modifications: n/a

Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz

Case: This Stratocaster comes with the original blonde tolex hardshell case with COA and Fender case candy. We will ship it professionally packed and fully insured!

Empire Guitars RI

Empire Guitars RI

Very Good
Original Hard
9 Years
Empire Guitars RI
Empire Guitars
Providence, RI
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We accept credit cards over the phone or pay pal (there is an additional 3% fee for using paypal or credit cards over the phone).

We ship to select international locations. International shipping can become quite expensive. We will not falsify value on customs forms EVER! Please don't ask.

3 days on used and vintage gear. 14 days on new items. Buyer pays shipping both ways. No returns on shipped amplifiers. New items returned with out all packing materials and included inserts will be charged a 15% restocking fee.