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Fender Custom Shop Acrylic Stratocaster with Hard Case - NEW


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On view now is this stunning piece masterbuilt by Scott Buehl. It is the first of its kind from Fender in over 50 years. Using Acrylic, Birdseye Maple wood, and Alnico 5 Magnetic pickups, this guitar truly is a work of art.

From the Builder:
"The acrylic Strat was initially requested internally for the Summer NAMM show. My deadline got moved to early June because we had a show coming up in Palm Springs CA. One of the higher ups was asking me at winter NAMM if there was a way to make one lighter so I was thinking about it for a while. I thought I’d try removing material under the pickguard leaving only what was structurally necessary. I made one out of alder to see if the idea would work without killing the sound of the thing. I worked out a few bugs and I then had to cut one out of acrylic. It cuts nicely but builds a lot of heat and wants to melt so I had coolant spraying on it as it was cutting. It made quite a mess. I also used a cutter with a very small corner radius to prevent any cracks from forming in the corners at the bottom of the cavities. Once a crack starts it will run until it gets to the outside. The entire body was polished inside and out using the same method we use for our paint. I didn’t want to use the bridge mounting screws that we use for wood so I modified some stainless steel screw to fit what I needed. They have to thread through the mounting hole in the bridge plate entirely until the area immediately under the head is reached where appropriate fulcrum geometry is machined in. It’s a traditional Strat in every other way. The neck, pickups, wiring, etc. were all specified by someone at corporate and I built it out. Josephina wound some Fat Fifties for it and Paul Waller wired up the pickguard. I came in on a Saturday to finish it up as my deadline approached. I finished in the early evening about the time someone was showed up to drive it out to the Palm Springs to be shown the following Monday.



Clear Acrylic body
Lightly Tinted Birdseye Maple Neck
10/56 "V" Back-Shape
9.5" Radius: 21-6105 Frets
Hand-Wound Fat 50's Pickups
5-Way Pickup Switching
Vintage Modified Wiring #2
Master Vol w/ Treble Bleed, Tone1 (Nk/Mid) Tone2 (Brg)
Parchment Pickguard; RSD Strat Bridge
Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardshell Case, COA