Fender Custom Shop Artisan Claro Walnut Stratocaster
It finally arrived! Took over a year to make! It's drop dead gorgeous!
Fender Custom Shop Artisan Claro Walnut Stratocaster!!
Alluringly warm-looking thanks to its mix of a roasted butternut body and claro walnut top, the Artisan Claro Walnut Strat effortlessly melds distinctively upscale looks with traditional Fender sound and design. A Fender Custom Shop original, crafted for the fearless player who’s eager to stand out on stage, this Strat is the pinnacle of elegance and playability.
Three hand-wound Custom Shop ’60/’63 single-coil Stratocaster pickups—including a RWRP middle pickup—provide authentic vintage-style tone, with all the pristine highs, punchy mids and robust lows that made the Strat a legend. Vintage Modified Strat #2 wiring adds even more sonic variety, connecting the middle pickup to the first tone control and adding our Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit to the master volume control, ensuring your tone remains unchanged when reducing the instrument’s volume.
Other features include a lightweight two-piece body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish and WLS undercoat, “ ’63 Strat C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard, six-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, gold hardware, 21 6105 frets, gold anodized pickguard, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Roasted Butternut Body with Claro Walnut Top
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish Neck
Neck Material: One-Piece Medium-Roast AAA Birdseye Maple
Neck Shape: 1963 C
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius (241mm-305mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: African Blackwood
Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Bridge
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 RWRP Middle
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Neck
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Vintage White Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Weighs only 7.3lbs