This Fender Custom Shop Lipstick Stratocaster Masterbuilt by Todd Krause in Flat Black weighs 7 lbs 7 oz. It is a beautiful instrument with some cool stuff under the hood. Masterbuilt by Todd Krause, this one has the same comfy neck specs as a Clapton Signature!
Todd Krause has built for a legion of famous guitar players. From his early days with Charvel/Jackson to his days building guitars for Clapton, Beck, Bob Dylan, David Gilmore, Robbie Robertson as a Fender Master Builder, Todd's work has been seen and heard around the globe. Most often we see Clapton and Beck Strats from Todd but every few years, we get one of these... A super slick-looking Strat with a flat black finish and loads of chrome accouterments like Lipstick covers on hand-wound 50s spec Strat pickups!
The body is made from Alder which helps the guitar weigh 7 lbs 7 oz. The flat black (or satin or matte) finish is striking. It is further complimented by the 1 Ply Black Pickguard. Everything else is dripping with chrome! From the pickup covers to the "Harley" Style Knobs and Switch-Tip, to the bridge and output jack, the contrast of ultra-black and super shiny looks absolutely phenomenal!
The neck is made from Highly Figured Maple and features the same profile you'll experience on the Eric Clapton Strat. It features a perfectly sculpted Soft V Profile with the WLS Coating, a finish that is always fast, dry, and smooth. The neck measures .82" deep at the 1st fret and .92" deep at the 12th. Jescar 45085 Frets are a bit larger than Vintage Frets. This, along with a 9.5" fingerboard radius, adds a slightly more modern feel to the board. It has a Bi-Fle Truss Rod which means making seasonal adjustments is quick and easy. 1.65" nut width, a bone nut, and 25.5" scale length round out the details for the neck.
The pickups are a trio of Hand-Wound 50s Specs Single-Coil Pickups installed in a set of Chrome Lipstick Covers. The look is as fantastic as the tones! Bright, Woody, Vocal, and Expressive, this guitar has TONE! A master volume, 2 tone controls, and a 5-way switch help you find your sound easily.