Mark Kendrick is an incredibly creative builder and this Fender Custom Shop Founder's Design Stratocaster in the one of a kind Golden Teal Sparkle Burst is a perfect example of his ingenuity and appreciation for the unique.
The Alder body features a very unique Golden Teal Sparkle Burst top with a transparent walnut stained back. The lower pickguard section and knobs are etched by hand giving it a truly unique look.
The Mark Kendrick single coil Stratocaster pickups have a bright, glassy, top end. Perfect for cutting through the mix onstage or in the studio. The bridge pickup is crisp and defined with not much grit to it. I found myself turning the tone down a smidge to compensate for it's brightness but it sweetened up immediately and gave me exactly what I was looking for. The neck pickup is immediately superb. That extra sheen of brightness really gives this pickup great definition and a singing tone. The 2 and 4 have lots of quack with a slight edge in the mids.
The maple neck features an Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 7.25" to 12" compound radius and a 60's C shape neck. The neck is nicely shaped, comfortable and very easy to play. From open chords to searing leads this neck handles it all. If you are looking for a guitar with a unique look and tone, then look no further! Stop in and check this Show Stopper out.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for may be!