From The Shop

Fender Custom Shop Artisan Series Overview

Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Dennis Galuszka and Director of Wood Technology Mike Born give you the inside scoop here on the new Artisan series Walnut-Top Stratocaster and Spalted Maple-Top Stratocaster guitars. Both instruments are built with beautifully crafted tops, with other features including a special “buckeye” finish, chrome “lipstick” pickup covers, special chrome control knobs, chrome tuners with ebony buttons, a choice of one-piece maple neck and fingerboard or rosewood fingerboard, and more.

Artisan series guitars pulls out all the stops for specially crafted high-end instruments of remarkable tone, look and feel. In a first for the Custom Shop and inspired by Master Built instruments created for the 2013 Tokyo Guitar Show, the series is built to spotlight fine woods with distinctive figures, hand-rubbed stains and gloss finishes. Team-built for a limited time only, Artisan series instruments are also outfitted with a wealth of special appointments and features that contribute to their striking sound and style.