Fender Custom Shop Master Built ’60s Stratocaster Closet Classic – Sonic Blue #013 / 2022 Winter Custom Shop Event

Serial Number: R120959
Weight: 7 lbs 7 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.

This particular guitar was on display at the 2022 Winter Fender Custom Shop Event. We were lucky enough to acquire this show piece for Eddie’s Guitars.

Other features include:

  • Manufacturer Part # 9216095354
  • Display # 013
  • Alder Body
  • Lacquer Finish
  • Birdseye 5A Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Vintage Upgrade / 45085 Fret Wire
  • Vintage Style Bridge
  • 7.25″ Radius
  • 60’s Style Oval “C” Neck Shape
  • 1.65″ Nut Width
  • Bone Nut
  • Josefina Handwound Troposphere Pickups
  • 3 Ply Mint Pickguard
  • #1 Wiring 5-Way Switch
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Master Built By Paul Waller
  • 7 lbs 7 oz
  • #R120959

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