Fender Custom Shop Mark Kendrick Founders Design Stratocaster Golden Teal Sparkle Burst

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  • THE BUILDER:MARK KENDRICK Founding Master Builder(1991-2016) In April of 1991, Mark Kendrick was hired to paint for the Fender Custom Shop and went on to be a builder in 1992. While at the Custom Shop, he touched several aspects — from painting and building to artist relations...
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  • Model: Mark Kendrick Founders Design Stratocaster®, Flat-Lam Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, Golden Teal Sparkle Burst
  • Top Wood: Alder
  • Finish Color: Golden Teal Sparkle Burst
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
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Fender Custom Shop Mark Kendrick Founders Design Stratocaster Golden Teal Sparkle Burst

THE BUILDER:MARK KENDRICK

  • Founding Master Builder(1991-2016)

In April of 1991, Mark Kendrick was hired to paint for the Fender Custom Shop and went on to be a builder in 1992. While at the Custom Shop, he touched several aspects — from painting and building to artist relations and R&D. “There was no hard line,” he said. During his 25 years at the Custom Shop, he worked with some of the most-respected names in music: Merle Haggard, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton–for whom he worked on the “Gold Leaf” Stratocaster. Throughout his 25 years, the Custom Shop always represented “unshackled creativity in the guitar arena.”

Kendrick continues to pursue all things guitar, namely his own vision of creating “wonderfully electric” guitar sounds under the Mark Kendrick Design brand, building pedals and guitars to be released in 2017.

THE GUITAR

  • Mark Kendrick Founders Design Stratocaster

Mark Kendrick looks for inspiration all around him, finding creative ideas from the sky, sunsets and sunrises, to the California coast and Technicolor movies. His Founders Design Stratocaster is an amalgam of the work he did during his time at the Custom Shop–focusing on simplicity, as well as his three core design elements: color, lines and sound. The golden teal sparkle burst with transparent walnut back and sides is inspired by the “Cholo low-rider culture” out of Santa Ana during the ‘70s. The Stratocaster will feature three Mark Kendrick OEM Strat pickups, and the control plate is a tip of the hat to George Fullerton, who did something similar but less characteristic to a Stratocaster pickguard, on an unreleased ‘50s guitar. Taking on a vintage feel, the Stratocaster features nickel/chrome hardware with vintage-style staggered tuning machines and an American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge.

MORE ABOUT MARK KENDRICK FOUNDERS DESIGN STRATOCASTER

Mark Kendrick looks for inspiration all around him, finding creative ideas from the sky, sunsets and sunrises, to the California coast and Technicolor movies. His Founders Design Stratocaster is an amalgam of the work he did during his time at the Custom Shop – focusing on simplicity, as well as his three core design elements: color, lines and sound. The golden teal sparkle burst with transparent walnut back and sides is inspired by the “Cholo low-rider culture” out of Santa Ana during the ‘70s.

The Stratocaster will feature three Mark Kendrick OEM Strat pickups, and the control plate is a tip of the hat to George Fullerton, who did something similar but less characteristic to a Stratocaster pickguard, on an unreleased ‘50s guitar. Taking on a vintage feel, the Stratocaster features nickel/chrome hardware with vintage-style staggered tuning machines and an American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge.

FEATURES
ModelMark Kendrick Founders Design Stratocaster®, Flat-Lam Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, Golden Teal Sparkle Burst
BuilderFender Custom Shop
Year2017
Body TypeSolid Body
Top WoodAlder
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorGolden Teal Sparkle Burst
Back FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Binding1-Ply White
Neck WoodMaple
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Neck Carve'60s "C"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Neck Dimensions.800'' - .960''
Neck Radius7.25" to 12" Compund Radius (184 mm to 305 mm)
Neck Finish21 - Medium Jumbo
InlaysPearloid Dots
Side DotsPearloid Dots
Neck PickupCustom Mark Kendrick Design Single-Coil Strat
Middle PickupCustom Mark Kendrick Design Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil Strat
Bridge PickupCustom Mark Kendrick Design Single-Coil Strat
Pickguard3-Ply Aged White
HardwareVintage Chrome
Bridge6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
TunersVintage-Style Staggered
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), 5-Position Blade
ExtrasCustom accessory kit; Founders Design Signature neck plate; engraved bridge cover;signed Certificate of Authenticity.
Case Fender Custom Shop Black Tolex Case
Weight8.15 Pounds