From The Shop

Todd Krause on his Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster

In the clip below, Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Todd Krause introduces you to his personalized creation, the Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster.  From his bench at the Custom Shop in Corona, Krause talks about how the guitar expertly evokes the sound, style and spirit of the Stratocaster’s first decade while offering several modern touches, including a special Moss Green nitro finish with the impeccably distressed look of a relic treatment, gold hardware, shielded Custom Shop Fat ’50s single-coil pickups, modern wiring and more.

Master Design instruments present a distinctive new experience in Fender Custom Shop craftsmanship, putting the personalized design and favorite specs and features of a single Custom Shop master builder into a highly distinctive instrument that is then built for a limited time by the entire Custom Shop team.