Masterdesign Fender Custom Shop guitars are something pretty special, plucked from the minds of the legendary Masterbuilders; these gems are crafted by the equally legendary Fender Custom Shop team builders. In honour of our Fender Custom Shop event, we bring you a series of incredible Masterdesign guitars fresh from Corona!
The Fender Stratocaster is probably the most iconic guitar ever produced and the Fender Custom Shop MD '56 Stratocaster is a Todd Krause designed beauty! A traditional Alder body is finished in a majestic Relic '55 Desert Tan finish. Authentically aged, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes.
The Riff Sawn Maple neck offers a smooth, authentic, vintage feel and with a 9.5" radius, 21 50085 frets and a 25.5"scale length, it's a real joy to play. This Strat features a '55 soft V back shape which is just so comfortable underhand, it doesn't have any finish on the back of the neck so its super slick.
The defining feature is the hand wound Fat '50s singlecoil pickups, Todd Krause likes to shield his pickups and pickguard and this is something that he has done here. Offering a really distinct tonal flavour, these pickups deliver a crisp and well balanced tone.
Yet another absolute stunner from the guys at the Fender Custom Shop!