From Eric Clapton to David Gilmour, some of most influential guitar players of all time have showcased their talents with a Fender Stratocaster. Of course, this also meant that the world's most respected guitar manufacturer has teamed up with many famous artists to create some truly remarkable axes. The headquarters where these collaborations occur is known as the Fender Custom Shop, and in this section you'll discover just what can happen when you combine the imaginations of musical geniuses.
For a perfect example of what comes from the Fender Custom Shop, check out the Custom Shop Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar. This beauty is not only an exact representation of Eric's personal axe - it was even made by the same craftsmen. Featuring a special soft V neck shape, Noiseless pickups, blocked original vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, active mid-boost circuitry and much more, the Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster is a must-have for any Fender or Clapton head case.
Or maybe you want to spoil yourself with a Strat that takes you back to Fender's Golden Age - if so, then feast your eyes on the Custom Shop 1955 Stratocaster. Masterbuilt by John Cruz, strapping on this axe is something that every Fender enthusiast should experience. Boasting gold hardware, a Vintage Strat tremolo bridge, a contoured ash body with a 54 maple neck and a "U' back shape, this Strat is a meticulous re-creation of the one that started it all. John Cruz has built guitars for everyone from Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi to Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, and his skills have come out in full force with this stunning six-string.
To say that these Stratocasters are of the highest quality would be a colossal understatement. In fact, the Custom Shop employs Fender's top luthiers who use only the finest woods and components. Additionally, these Strats don't leave the facility until they're given the stamp of approval by the legendary musician who oversees their creation. At this point, we'll leave the browsing to you - but whatever catches your eye, just remember that there's nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while. After all, when you've devoted yourself to the guitar, you deserve an instrument that showcases your years of hard work and passion - and for that, a Custom Shop Stratocaster is just the answer.