With the Artisan series, the Fender Custom Shop 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, this 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.
The Artisan series Quilt Maple-Top Stratocaster features a gorgeously figured quilt maple top accentuated by a new "tiger-eye" burst finish. Other highly distinctive features include 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.
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|Model Name:||Quilt Maple Top Artisan Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Tigereye|
|Body Material:||Alder with Quilt Maple Top|
|Body Finish:||Hand–Rubbed Stain with Urethane Finish|
|Neck Material:||AAA Flame Maple|
|Neck Shape:||Soft "V"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Narrow Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.6875" (42.8 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Blocks on Maple; Mother of Pearl Dots on Rosewood|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop Fat '50s with Lipstick Cover|
|Middle Pickup:||Custom Shop Fat '50s with Lipstick Cover|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop Fat '50s with Lipstick Cover|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||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|
|Bridge:||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered with Ebony Buttons|
|Included Accessories:||Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools® Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity|
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