Grammy-nominated artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been carrying the torch since he exploded onto the blues scene in the mid-'90s. Fender is proud to offer Shepherd's signature Stratocaster® model, inspired by his own 1961 Stratocaster. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster features vintage styling with modern appointments, including Graph Tech bridge saddles, a 12"-radius fingerboard, custom neck shape and jumbo frets.
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I've been playing blues for over 20 years and have always wanted a guitar designed for this purpose. This guitar meets all the minimum requirements to play Texas Blues ... I think it's the best option for new bluesmen, at a great price.
Nami No Shin owns this item
Just a good setup and this guitar has become one of my favorite go to guitars! And i own 5 Fenders. I've been playing guitar for 34 years and this is one of the best values today.The neck seems a little chunky at first but once you get use to it you will love it. I love everything about this guitar — the weight, the pickups especially in the 2nd and 4th positions. Great job Kenny and Fender! If you're curious just go play one and you'll see.
Jaime Breaux owns this item
Out of the box it is almost perfect. The 12 radius neck, the Jumbo frets and the Graphtec saddles, make this Guitar a must for any SRV aspirant.
For me the minus side are the PU, they are good but not for my ears. Maybe because they are for Kenny ears, I replace them with a trio of Lindy Fralin Blues Specials, and whoa this is a mean Texas machine.
Excelent build quality, and believe it or not I prefer this one over the SRV model.
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|Model Name:||Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black with Racing Stripes|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Thick "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12" (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||White Dot|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Headstock:||Artist Signature on Headstock|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge 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:||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Graph Tech® Saddles|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm|
|Control Knobs:||Aged White Plastic|
|Switch Tips:||Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bullets® 3250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||12" Fingerboard Radius, Jumbo Frets, Graph Tech® Bridge Saddles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature on Back of Headstock, Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Pickups with Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Middle Pickup, Racing Stripe Graphic on (306) Black, Cross Graphic on (380) Arctic White, Aged White Plastic Parts, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Gig Bag|
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