Fender Custom / Shop Stratocaster HLE Tri Gold / 1989 / Guitar

After opening the Custom Shop in 1987 Fender made plans to make a limited edition Stratocaster in honour of Homer Haynes who was part of a musical, comedy duo ‘Homer and Jethro’ in America back in 1957. Haynes had custom-ordered a gold Stratocaster with gold plated hardware directly from Fender in 1957. Fender launched this limited edition model in 1989 and only made 500 pieces. These "Tri-Gold" Stratocaster were built as closely to the original as possible with a two piece alder body, single piece soft v-shaped maple neck with 7,25" radius, vintage frets and a small headstock. All the hardware was gold-plated just like the original and the gold-anodized pickguard holds three great sounding Custom Shop single coil pickups and a newer 5-way switch. Condition is excellent; exceptionally clean for its age, a few minor dings and light weatherchecking in the body finish. The volume pot is newer and the three-way has been replaced with a modern 5-way. Includes original hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity. Consignment. Specifications Model: Stratocaster Finish: Gold Body Material: 2-piece Alder Top Material: None Lefty No Body Details: Gold anodized pickguard Neck Material: Maple Neck Profile: Soft V Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard Radius: 7.25” Neck Details: Dot position markers Nutwidth: 42 mm - 1 5/8" Scale Length: 648 mm - 25 1/2" Bridge: vintage style tremolo Tailpiece: None Pickups: Custom Shop single Coils Tuners: Vintage Style Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way switch Weight: 3.55kg Condition: Excellent Cosmetic Condition: exceptionally clean for its age, a few minor dings and light weatherchecking in the body finish Modifications/, Repairs: Volume pot replaced, 3-way switch replaced w/ 5-way Tech Notes: None Travels in: Original hardshell case Accessories: Certificate of authenticity, strap
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

Contact name:
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail info@thefellowshipofacoustics.com My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.

The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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Available methods of payment
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# Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AmEx) only available for European Community and USA.
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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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