Visually and sonically captivating, the Artisan Maple Burl Strat strikes a chord with the senses—boasting a mix of exotic and roasted woods, vintage-style hardware and Fender Custom Shop master craftsmanship. A highly figured 4A flame maple burl top meets a roasted alder ash body for a distinctive look and exceptional resonance, while Fat ‘60s pickups with Vintage Modified #2 wiring yield best-possible Strat tone. Naturally, a 9.5”–12” compound radius flat-lam ebony Macassar fingerboard offers superb playability.
The neck is roasted 3A birdseye maple with a “’63 C”-shaped profile for ultimate comfort, and the vintage-style synchronized tremolo offers rock-solid tuning stability.
More features include a reverse-wound, reverse-polarity Fat ‘60s middle pickup to reduce hum, 21 6105 frets, 5-way switch, vintage-style tuning machines, 1-ply Brown Shell pickguard, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
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
6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
The Artisan series is built to spotlight fine woods with distinctive figures and hand-rubbed oil finishes. Artisan series instruments are also outfitted with a wealth of special appointments and features that contribute to their striking sound and style.