DISC Fender Custom Shop American Custom Stratocaster RW, HLE Gold

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  • Custom Shop Stratocaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Ash Body
  • Custom Shop ­­­Hand-Wound Texas Special and '69 Single-Coil Pickups
  • HLE Gold Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • AAA Bird's-Eye Maple Neck with a Large ''C'' Profile

DISC Fender Custom Shop American Custom Stratocaster RW, HLE Gold


The Fender Custom Shop American Custom is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Stratocaster electric guitar. The AAA bird's-eye Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a large ''C'' profile which provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The American Custom Strat has a trio of Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups (including a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup) which combine with the resonant, lightweight Ash body and RSD stratocaster bridge to produce the classic singing sparkle and playability that is ideal for both rock and blues players.

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American Custom by Fender

All new for 2016, the American Custom is the Fender of modern times - and then some. With figured woods and striking finishes combined with comtemporary performance features and detailed craftsmanship, new American Custom Telecaster® and Stratocaster® models are not only beautiful to behold, but also highly functional in traditional Fender fashion. These unique models come complete with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish, as well as a black hardshell case and Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop American Custom Stratocaster

This Custom Shop American Custom is equipped with a trio of Custom Shop hand-would single-coil strat pickups - a Texas Special in the bridge, a '69 reverse-wound/reverse polarity middle pickup and a '69 in the neck - helping to produce the time-honored stratocaster sparkle with modern versatility that is perfect for on stage and in the studio. Other premium features include a compound radius fingerboard, five-way pickup switching and modern wiring, a single-ply parchment pickguard and a RSD stratocaster bridge.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.


  • Model Name: American Custom Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, HLE Gold
  • Model Number: 1580160898
  • Series: American Custom
  • Colour: HLE Gold

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Bridge: RSD Stratocaster

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: AAA Bird's-Eye Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Large ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' to 12'' Compound Radius (241mm - 305mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Reverse-Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 1969 Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone
    • Blend
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Postition 2: Bridge & Middle Pickup
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickup
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast with Pearl Buttons
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Vintage-Style