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SOLD: 2005 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Master Salute Stratocaster

 2005 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Master Salute Stratocaster

With a very limited production of just 250 instruments total, the Custom Shop Master Salute Stratocaster has caused an increasing interest among guitar players and collectors alike. Carefully choosing appointments for this guitar, the Fender Custom Shop has created a guitar that is not just aesthetically appealing, and striking, they have created an instrument that performs well both on stage and in the studio that excels in many different playing styles.

With highly appointed features, this Stratocaster leaves little to be wished for. A beautiful alder body with a custom White Gold Leaf Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish paired with a Maple neck is the palate chosen for this Master Salute Strat. This guitar has very custom feel we don't often see with standard Stratocasters. It also features an engraved limited-edition neck plate and is accompanied by a limited edition certificate as well as a limited edition hard-shell case. The beautiful finish and custom aesthetic features are just icing on the cake, the custom 50's style single coil pickups provide a versatile tone that we all know and love.

This Master Salute Strat bears the signature of  non other than Todd Krause! From Fender's website about this highly acclaimed builder: "Calling Todd Krause the “Builder to the Stars” would be a vast understatement. He maintains and builds guitars for Fender signature artists Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stu Hamm and Roscoe Beck. Further, he has built custom instruments for Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and Gene Simmons, to name only a few.

Krause’s guitar-building apprenticeship began in March 1981 at Jackson/Charvel guitars. He started at Fender in 1991 and quickly donned many hats, including that of a one-off builder, R&D model maker, woodworking machinist, and, eventually, master builder."

Some of the other fine appointments on this guitar include a 1-Ply burnished chrome pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo with ash tray bridge cover, Fender/Gotoh vintage style tuners, and Nickel/Chrome hardware.

This Limited Edition Fender is absolute pristine condition, the previous owner of this guitar took immaculate care of this instrument. Original Limited Edition Hardshell Case and Case Candy Included. The custom shop mirror that was issued with this guitar is not included.

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This instrument has been spoken for. Please call 866-265-5993 or email info@artisanguitars.com to inquire about a similar instrument.