Built under the supervision of Master Builder Ron Thorn, this Fender Custom Shop Lexus LC Stratocaster is a highly limited-run creation and comes painted in Lexus’ new Structural Blue finish. Ron is a bit of a petrolhead and you may remember his carbon-fibre supercar Strat from last year, so he was the perfect person to oversee this project.
Fender Custom Shop Lexus LC Stratocaster
The Fender Custom Shop Lexus LC Stratocaster models are limited to 100 teambuilt guitars. You get a traditional Stratocaster shape, with an alder body and a maple neck. But you also have a polished-blue 12″ radius Richlite fretboard with blue Luminlay glow-in-the-dark dots and stainless steel frets.
The Structural Blue finish used on the guitar was developed over the last 15 years by Lexus’ scientists, and is the same paint used on the limited-edition Lexus LC 500. The guitar also features a carbon fibre pickguard and a set of black and satin chrome control knobs. The controls mimic the dials on the Lexus LC 500’s audio system.
Other unique touches include a set of Fender’s Ultra Noiseless pickups, along with only two control knobs rather than the standard three. The two point trem system has black bridge saddles, paired with a set of black Schaller/Fender staggered locking tuners. There is also a special run neck plate, with the serial number and the Lexus logo on it.
Collectors will certainly be seeking out these new Lexus Strats, but they aren’t cheap. Be prepared to fork out just over five grand for one here in the UK. Still, I’m sure they will sell, as both Fender and Lexus enthusiasts may be happy to fork out for this Structural Blue Stratocaster!
RRP – GBP 5499 / EUR 6199
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