More about 2023 Limited Edition Roasted '50s Stratocaster® DLX Closet Classic
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Limited Edition Roasted '50s Strat Deluxe Closet Classic. Its two-piece select roasted alder body wears Deluxe Closet Classic lacquer finishes in Faded Aged Seafoam Green, Faded Aged Tahitian Coral, Faded Aged Sonic Blue and Aged Wide-Fade Two-Color Sunburst. This finely aged finish treatment imparts the look of a guitar owned with pride, well cared for and religiously polished over many years. Moderate finish checking and hardware oxidization, along with mild parts discoloration, combine into the distinct look and feel of an instrument that has evolved into something complex and refined.
The one-piece 4A roasted flame maple neck has our distinct 10/56 "V" back-shape and is topped with a 9.5" to 12" compound radius and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for an incredibly comfortable feel while playing first-position chords and effortless mobility navigating the upper register. Under the hood is a special combination of a Custom Shop hand-wound El Diablo Strat bridge pickup and a pair of Custom Shop hand-wound Ancho Poblano Strat pickups for a wide range of overwound, high-output tones with sparkly highs, full-throated midrange and tight lows.
Other premium features include Fat '50s Strat 1/2 Blender wiring, 5-way switch, single-ply parchment pickguard, Custom Shop RSD Strat tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap, and certificate of authenticity.
Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible and adds to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and master built instruments, they are just what the name says they are: highly anticipated limited-edition models that go very quickly.