Fender Custom Shop ’66 Strat, Deluxe Closet Classic, Rosewood Fingerboard – Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
MORE ABOUT ’66 STRAT DELUXE CLOSET CLASSIC
1966 was the first full year of the larger headstock on the Stratocaster—a significant enlargement that notably changed the look of the guitar and, many believe, enhanced its resonance. Under new CBS ownership since the previous year, Fender production was still top notch, and the company was still producing highly sought-after, high-quality instruments. The Custom Shop 1966 Strat Deluxe Closet Classic re-creates the sought after large-headstock Strat in detail, with the perfect customizations for players and aficionados alike. The two-piece select alder body wears a polished but slightly aged Deluxe Closet Classic lacquer finish, while the quartersawn maple neck has a ’66 “oval C” profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 medium jumbo (6150) frets for classic comfortable play.
Custom Shop hand-wound ’65 Strat gray-bottom pickups (with reverse-wound/reverse polarity middle pickup) deliver thick tone, with Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuitry and five-way switching, all on a three-ply parchment pickguard. Other features include a Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with nylon spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Our shrine to the heritage and legacy of those pioneers who made us what we are today. The Fender Custom Shop reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series—artfully “relic-ed” guitars and basses that revolutionized the entire concept of “reissue” instruments. The Custom Shop has since ventured even higher by crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.
DLX Closet Classic
Owned with pride.
Well taken care of and religiously polished throughout the years. The owner of this guitar took pride in keeping it clean and shiny. Over time the finish started showing age and like a fine wine it evolved into something complex and refined. Moderate finish checking, oxidation of hardware, and mild discoloration of parts give this finish its distinct look and feel.
Model Name:’66 Strat® Deluxe Closet Classic, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
Color:Faded Aged Candy Apple Red
Body Material:2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape:1966 Oval “C”
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Medium Jumbo (6150)
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Mother of Pearl Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’65 Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’65 RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’65 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
Bridge:Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs:Vintage White
Switch Tips:Vintage White
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity.