'66 Strat Deluxe Closet Classic

'66 Strat® Deluxe Closet Classic, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Lake Placid Blue

Model Number: 9235001583

$6,999.00 RRP
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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.

  • General
    Model Number 9235001583
    Series Time Machine
    Color Aged Lake Placid Blue
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Lacquer
    Body Shape Stratocaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Neck
    Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1966 Oval "C"
    Neck Binding None
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Round-Lam Rosewood
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Medium Jumbo (6150)
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Hardware
    Bridge Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style
    Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs Vintage White
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 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)
    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
    Configuration SSS