Cars and guitars go well together in terms of having enthusiasts who adore bothYou get a product like the Fender Stratocaster 1, a custom electric guitar inspired by the new Saleen S1 mid-engine supercar!
So, here is Stratocaster for the modern guitarist, built by Fender Custom Shop’s principal master guitar builder Ron Thorne, a life-long automotive and speed aficionado and one of the world’s most renowned guitar builders.
Challenged to make “a guitar with no boundaries,” he came up with a design in harmony with the sleek Saleen S1.
The unique guitar has features such as a lightweight, hand-laid carbon-fiber body, a roasted maple neck, a carbon-fiber fingerboard and a matching carbon-fiber headstock overlay. Its candy-apple red paint was applied at Saleen’s Southern California facilities.
According to Thorn, “It was an extremely challenging yet fulfilling build, utilizing methods, materials and concepts new to both the Fender Custom Shop and myself.” Priced at $33,000, the lone example is available at Cosmo Music. fender.com; cosmomusic.ca