In 1997 and 1998 Fender Japan offered a series of three "Limited Edition" guitars dedicated to and designed by the Hellecasters, Will Ray, Jerry Donahue and John Jorgenson. Not only the awesome look and the rarity but also many special constructional details make these guitars very interesting and collectible.
Definitely as kitschy as the Will Ray model it has features which are unique to a Fender Stratocaster.
This guitar has a heavy maple body and came with a free floating brass Schaller vibrato. What makes the guitar special are the Seymour Duncan split singlecoils. The sounds are not "Stratocaster" though.
The Hellecaster has a 5-way switch, but a push-pull knob on the second tone pot as well, bringing in the bridge pickup when neck or neck and middle are selected. That makes for seven pickup combinations. Furthermore the middle knob is not a treble cut but a bass cut pot.
This gives to this guitar a large range of tonal possibilities.
This guitar was owned and used by Marion Thill of the Luxembourg based band Surf Cowboys. It has been used on stage and in several video clips.