Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Closet Classic HLE Telecaster HLE Gold Finish ID-11132
Fender Custom Shop
For over 30 years the extraordinarily talented luthiers of the Fender Custom Shop have been providing the most illustrious guitar players of their day with their dream instruments
An instrument that looks as breathtaking as it sounds, the Limited Edition Closet Classic HLE Gold Telecaster is a sterling example of the Custom Shop’s mastery of their craft. Inspired by a custom Strat created in the '50s for Homer Haynes, this golden gem of a guitar is a loving tribute to the first limited-edition Custom Shop model, released in 1987.
Two single-coil hand-wound Custom Shop '58 Telecaster pickups provide classic, genuine Fender tone; the snarling bridge pickup and warm neck pickup work in tandem to match any style of music. The two-piece ash body was hand-selected for both weight and tone, and wears a lacquer finish over its gleaming paint job—just like the elegant original.
Other features include a striking AAA flame maple neck with a comfortable '57 "Soft V - shaped profile, 9.5 - radius maple fingerboard, three-saddle American Vintage string-through-body Tele bridge with solid steel barrel saddles, gold hardware, 21 6105 frets, gold anodized pickguard, spare Parchment pickguard, bone nut and 30th Anniversary decal.
Includes deluxe Limited Edition hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Jesse's Two Cents:
"I Love GOOOOOOLLLLLD", (-American Olympic Snowboard Team/Dutch Super-Villain in an Austin Powers sequel)
This Tele is light! Not was I was expecting, seeing all the shiny gold! Extremely comfortable on a strap, moves really well with me. The thickness and roundness of the very nicely figured maple neck are a perfect fit for my not-so-huge hands. Everything about this Tele makes me smile, and I'm never usually a fan of gold hardware...in this case, it WORKS! I'm a fan of staggered poles on the bridge pickup, I can keep the overall pickup height lower, and that limits my chances of hitting it with my pick. The checking on the gold finish is sublte but noticeable, and also north/south. Usually we'll see checking running side to side, I love how this is just a bit different. This is a special one, for sure!"
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Shipping Weight: 68
Top Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash
Back Wood: 2 Piece Select Ash
Nut Width: 1.6875
Inlays: Micarta Black
Neck Wood: AAA Flame Maple
Fretboard: AAA Flame Maple
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Brass
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Tuners: Vintage Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Headstock Shape: Classic Telecaster
Headstock Inlay: Fender Logo
Neck Profile: C Shape
Pickup(s): Custom Shop Handwound '58 Single-Coil Tele x 2
Case: Fender Hardshell Case
Misc. 1: HLE Gold Finish