New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Artisan Korina Strat, which features a beautifully crafted thinline body fashioned from select korina. This light and fine-grained west African mahogany has exquisite looks and tonal qualities similar to western mahogany varieties, delivering warm, bass-friendly tone and sweetly responsive midrange. These qualities in turn complement the open, resonant tone of the two-piece semi-hollow body, which features a single f-hole and a sumptuous NOS lacquer finish in Chocolate Three-Color Sunburst with gold hardware.
Its quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable '60-style Oval "C" profile and is roasted for even more beauty and stability, topped by a compound-radius (9.5"-12") round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. All three Custom Shop hand-wound Fat '64 Strat pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) are slightly overwound versions of our popular '64 Strat pickups, calibrated for balanced output from bridge to neck and delivering classic mid-'60s Strat tone with extra punch.
Other premium features include Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuit (eliminates tonal loss when the volume control is turned down), five-way pickup switch, 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Fat ’64 Single Coil Strat®
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat ’64 Single Coil Strat®
Master Volume with Tone-Saver Treble-Bleed Circuit, 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
Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
Vintage White Plastic
Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Features and Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
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.