Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster: Rock Out In Style

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Fender custom shop (FCS) launched a beautiful guitar on the market: the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster limited edition. The new piece is custom made by the Principal Master Builder, Ron Thorn, to celebrate Fender and Lexus' passion for bold design, intuitive technology and craftsmanship Takumi.

"Collaborating with Lexus to conceptualize, design and build the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster has been an incredible adventure." said Mike Lewis, Vice President of Product Development, Fender Custom Shop.

Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster“The process followed by our team to design this Strat has been driven by passion, and has been a source of inspiration and enthusiasm in the workshop. Our team is constantly creating innovative products and this launch is another great show of craftsmanship and creativity at Fender. ", Agregó.

The Stratocaster guitar features a structural blue finish, a spectral range that results in a deep metallic blue originally inspired by the morpho butterfly.

The paint on the Stratocaster guitar is the same as the one used on the coupe Lexus LC 500In other words, it does not contain any blue material, but it has a bluish appearance due to the interference of light. To generate the final color, several layers of colorless materials are combined; hence the qualifier "structural".

Fender Lexus LC StratocasterThe neck is modeled after a beautiful 3A flamed maple wood, with glossy urethane finishes, and hints at the Fender cabinetmaking tradition, in contrast to other more advanced visual elements of the instrument.

The fretboard is made of Richlite polished in deep blue, a composite material known for its tonal properties, its structural stability and its resistance to wear and humidity; and used by FCS for the first time. The fretboard has a flatter 12 ”radius and 22 medium-large stainless steel frets. On dimly lit stages, the white Luminlay fingerboard inserts glow a rich blue.

Moreover, pickguard is attached by black flat head machined screws reminiscent of a car, while the pickups are Fender's latest silent single coil, another first from FCS. To top it off, the head is finished in structural blue with the chrome Fender logo, while the custom guitar case that accompanies the guitar is clad in carbon fiber textured vinyl, with black lettering and the Lexus logo embroidered on the back. inside the lid.

Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster“Fender is a legendary brand that has made an indelible mark on the world of music. Therefore, Lexus is honored to collaborate with them in the development of this unique guitar that boasts the unique design features of our brand and structural blue paint technology. ", declared Brian Bolain, CEO of Lexus International. "With this alliance, we hope to unveil the high level of craftsmanship that FCS and Lexus share in their quest to create a more personal experience for their customers."      

In line with the configuration of the Lexus stereos, Ron Thorn has incorporated in this guitar some machined polished aluminum knobs that are reminiscent of the knobs of the hifi equipment Mark Levinson, and it has also reduced the amount, from the three that are usually found in a Strat to two: main volume and main tone.

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