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SOLD – 2013 Custom Shop 65 Stratocaster Closet Classic 3 Tone Sunburst


Great looking Strat with beautiful checking and a marvelous sound because of the handwound 65 Abigail Ybarra pickups.

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Perhaps more than any other year, 1965 marks a major turning point for Fender and Stratocaster production. It was in 1965 that CBS took control of the company. This handmade 65 from the Custom Shop has 65 spec handwound pickups, personally wound (see photo’s) by master pickupwinder Abigail (Abby) Ybarra. It still has the small headstock with the transition logo. Round lam rosewood fingerboard and modern wiring (so second knob is tone for neck and middle and third knob is ton for the bridge pickup). Nice and light with only 3.5 kg.

But the most striking feature is probably the closet classic relicing. The nitrocellulose finish is beautifully checkered (see pics).

Send me a message if you’re interested! This guitar will be shipped from The Netherlands, so if you live in the EU there will be no taxes!

Weight: 3.5 kg
Body: 2 piece alder
Body style: 65 Strat
Finish: Three tone sunburst nitrocellulose

Neck: quarter sawn 65 strat nitrocellulose
Fretboard: Round lam rosewood 9mm
Nr Frets: 21
Fret wire: Dunlop 6230
Dots: Mother of Pearl 7mm
Radius: 9,5″
Nut: 1.650″ 4.191mm

Hardware: vintage closet classic
Pickguard: 63-76 GreenBlackGreen
Backplate: Starch
Knobs: White

Pickups: 65 pickups handwound by Abby Ybarra
Pots: 250K 10% Taper Split – modern wiring

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