This Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Active Lipstick Stratocaster by Kyle McMillin in Flat Black is one of the most striking models that have in stock! We have ordered a few of these over the years and they never disappoint. This one borrows some cool specs from the Jeff Beck AND Eric Clapton Stratocaster's!
The neck is essentially a Jeff Beck C shape. Made from a single piece of plain grain maple. With a depth of .820" at the 1st fret and .920" on the 12th, this is a nice medium-sized neck that has a great taper on it. The neck is very comfortable thanks to the WLS Finish and top-notch rolled fingerboard edges and perfectly dressed fret-ends for an exceptional playing experience. The LSR Roller Nut allows for big bends and tremolo tricks to return to pitch perfectly. If you are familiar with Jeff Beck's unmatched tremolo work, the LSR is a crucial component!
The Fender Noiseless Pickups are installed into Lipstick Pickup Covers for a completely Chromed-out look. They are tied to a Master Volume, Master Tone, a Mid-Boost Circuit, and a 5 Way Switch. This guitar can go from sweet, clean, and spanky, rip-roaring humbucker type sounds thanks to the on-board mid-boost that exponentially increase the output of the guitar.
Cool visuals like the Satin Black Finish, 1 Ply Red Phenolic Pickguard, Chrome Lipstick Covers, and the Chrome Harley Style Knobs make this one of the most interesting guitars we have!
Kyle McMillin brings 15 years of musical instrument experience to the Fender Custom Shop. A loyal Fender employee for 15 years, McMillin just finished a five-year apprenticeship under Principal Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov — working on nearly 1,000 guitars with the esteemed builder. McMillin now joins a team of the world’s finest guitar builders as a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since it's formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of Fender Custom Shop instruments in stock at all times. Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Basses, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster, we can help you design or find the special instrument you're looking for!