Here’s a rare and spectacular Fender Custom Shop Artisan spalted maple thinline Strat. I’ll let Fender describe it for you, the pictures speak for themselves.

“The Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster® compellingly combines several great tone woods into a fantastic new model of Fender Custom Shop sound, style and playability. Its hollow roasted ash body has an NOS lacquer finish over a spalted maple top that imparts an elegant aesthetic and tremendous sustain. The 4A roasted birdseye maple neck has a comfortable 1960-style ‘oval C’ profile, topped by a Macassar ebony fingerboard with a compound radius (9.5′-12′) and 21 narrow tall frets for ultimate comfort and playability.

Three hand-wound Fat ™’60s pickups feature five-way switching, hum-cancelling reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, and Strat 1/2 Blender wiring (blends in the neck pickup in switch positions 1 and 2 for extra tonal options). Additional highlights include Custom Shop vintage style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut, and ‘wing’ string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.”

Condition: New; Body: Roasted ash with spalted maple top; Neck: AAA roasted birdseye maple, 60s Oval C profile (.790, .930), 9.5-12 compound radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: Aged natural; Pickups: handwound Custom Shop Fat 60s; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)