Fender Custom Shop Master Built 1960’s Stratocaster Closet Classic – Sonic Blue

Serial Number: R127435
Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz

Paul Waller is a Southern California native with woodworking and luthiery in his blood. He built his first guitar at age 14 in his high school woodshop, joined a cabinet shop right out of high school and, after a stint at a small Southern California guitar maker, enrolled at the acclaimed Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, from which he graduated in spring of 2000.

Waller joined Fender in 2003. He spent two years working closely with master arch-top craftsman Bob Benedetto, and became steeped in the many facets of building techniques from all the Custom Shop’s Master Builders. After an extensive seven-year apprenticeship, Waller became a Master Builder in 2010.

His Fender Custom Shop work includes bass guitars for U2’s Adam Clayton, a custom Thinline Telecaster for U2 vocalist Bono, Telecaster guitars for the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards and co-work on a Stratocaster for fellow Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, Stratocaster guitars for Buddy Guy, the Nile Rodgers “Hitmaker” Stratocaster, and a custom double-neck Jazzmaster for Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.


Other specs include:

  • Master Built by Paul Waller
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck Profile: 60 Style Oval C
  • Fingerboard Material: AAA Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25″
  • No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Upgrade 45085
  • Fretboard Inlays: Micarta White
  • Pickups: H/W Troposphere, middle RWRP
  • Bridge: 2-Point Vintatge Strat
  • Pickguard: 60’s Strat Nitro
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Fender Logo Tuning Machines
  • Hardware Finish: Nickle/Chrome
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell
  • Accessories: Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 7 lbs 8 oz
  • #R127435

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