Artisan Korina Stratocaster®
Artisan Korina Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9236081275
New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Artisan Korina Strat, which features a beautifully crafted thinline body fashioned from select korina. This light and fine-grained west African mahogany has exquisite looks and tonal qualities similar to western mahogany varieties, delivering warm, bass-friendly tone and sweetly responsive midrange. These qualities in turn complement the open, resonant tone of the two-piece semi-hollow body, which features a single f-hole and a sumptuous NOS lacquer finish in Chocolate Three-Color Sunburst with gold hardware.
Its quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable ’60-style Oval “C” profile and is roasted for even more beauty and stability, topped by a compound-radius (9.5”-12”) round-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. All three Custom Shop hand-wound Fat ’64 Strat pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup for hum cancellation in switch positions 2 and 4) are slightly overwound versions of our popular ’64 Strat pickups, calibrated for balanced output from bridge to neck and delivering classic mid-’60s Strat tone with extra punch.
Other premium features include Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuit (eliminates tonal loss when the volume control is turned down), five-way pickup switch, 11-hole single-ply parchment pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Roasted Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape '60s Oval "C" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius Fingerboard Material Round-Laminated Rosewood Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105) Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Mother of Pearl, 0.25" (6.35 mm) Headstock Stratocaster® Small Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo