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Fender Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Inspired by Kenny Wayne Sheperd's '61 Strat, this guitar features custom-voiced KWS single-coil pickups. (7) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Autographed by artist A personal touch; great for fans and collectors
Kenny Wayne Shepherd single-coil pickups Wide range of big, open blues tones spec'd by KWS
Synchronized tremolo Fully adjustable vintage vibrato tailpiece
Synchronized tremolo with Graph Tech saddles Adjustable vibrato; more sustain; less string drag

Product Description

Grammy-nominated artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been carrying the blues torch since he exploded on the scene in the mid-'90s. Fender is proud to offer Shepherd's signature model Stratocaster model, inspired by his own vintage '61 Stratocaster (currently on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster features vintage styling coupled with modern appointments including Graph Tech bridge saddles, a 12"-radius fretboard, a custom neck shape and jumbo frets.

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Neck
Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Jumbo Frets

Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays

Finger Board Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)

Fret Board: Rosewood

Neck Material: Maple

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

HeadStock: Artist Signature on Headstock

Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt

Electronics
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S

Bridge Pickup: Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat(R) Bridge Pickup

Middle Pickup: Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat(R) Middle Pickup

Neck Pickup: Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat(R) Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1.(Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2.(Bridge Pickup)

Hardware
Hardware Finish: Chrome

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo with Graph Tech(R) Bridge Saddles

Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuning Machines

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Switch Tips: Aged White Switch Tip

Trenolo Arm Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm

Tools
Saddle Height Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench

Miscellaneous
Strings: Standard Tension(TM) Bullet ST3250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauge)

Unique Features: 12" Fingerboard Radius, Jumbo Frets, Graph Tech(R) Bridge Saddles, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature on Back of Headstock, Custom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Pickups with Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Middle Pickup, Racing Stripe Graphic on (306) Black, Cross Graphic on (380) Arctic White, Aged White Plastic Parts, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut

Accessories
Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Gig Bag

Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

Control Knobs: Aged White Knobs

Please Note: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "This is just my point of view I am a regular guy who just happens to have a passion for learning and playing the blues. This gu"
Sound: The sound from this instrument is amazing. I have to admit that I was very nervous about buying this guitar because I did not think that it would sound nearly as good as it does. I was pleastly surprised when I hooked the KWS strat up to my amp. I think that if you are looking for a guitar to help you achieve that sweet and warm blues tone, this guitar is for you!! Feature: I found that for my playing style this was the guitar that I was waiting to get my hands on. I really enjoyed the fat neck due to the fact that I have fair large hands. The neck enables me to find and hold chords much better than I could before. The frets seem to me to be a bit bigger than my other two strats which I really like because they allow me to dig in a little deeper and get the sounds that I really want. Ease of Use: I am finding that this guitar is very responsive to my playing and in combination with my amp I can get all of the sounds that I am looking for. Quality: In all honesty I was VERY aprehensive at the thought of buying a strat made in Mexico. Once I began to play I could have kicked myself for waiting so long to buy the guitar. The quality is just what you would expect from a fender. The guitar looked so good that I had to take pictures before I really got into playing, just so I can have before pictures. I was also nervous due to the fact that I had heard and read some people say that the frets were not dressed properly. Again I was proven wrong at least in my case the frets were just fine. I think that if you are someone who is actively playing in clubs and things of that nature you would definitely be able to depend on this guitar. I am simply a home player but I could see someone using this night in and night out. Value: Honestly I might get in trouble for this but I feel that for the quality, sound, etc that this guitar provides I am surprised that it is priced so low. From what I hear that is how Kenny wanted it to be so I guess we have Kenny and the Mexican Fender production plant to thank for this great playing and wonderfully priced guitar. Manufacturer Support: I have never had to call on the support of Fender so I can not comment on their quilty of service. The Wow Factor: I ended up with the black version only because the white was soldout at the time. However once I got the wrappings off of this guitar it was Christmas in my house. It looked a lot better than I expected it to look. I currently only have one guitar stand up in my room to due size restictions this is the one that I will be displaying for the weeks or months to come. Everything about this guitar screams play me. Overall: I am very satisfied with this guitar and I think that it will be sometime before I buy another guitar. I have a few guitars that allow me to go different places musically and this guitar I feel allows me to get deep into the blues and really express myself the best way I can within that genre along with one of my other guitars. If this guitar was lost or stolen I would definitely replace it as fast as I could, some of the features I don't think I could due without at this point.
Style of Music: Blues
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Overall: So not really, but I love the neck on this guitar. It is chunky. I don't care for modern shape strat necks but I picked this up because of the unique racing stripe look. It was the first strat I played where I could here distinct differences in each of the 5 pickup positions. And the neck... Being fairly new to guitar I took the advice of others too much. I read reviews and forums and made countless trips to the local chain store. I specifically stayed away from bigger necks and jumbo frets, etc because everyone seemed to agree that a thinner neck was better and faster. Well. I wasted a lot of money on what everyone else's idea of perfect was. I have average to slightly smaller hands and surprisingly the neck is more comfortable then any other I have played. I took it to said local chain store for a setup, which amounted to a $45 string change. Frustrated but nervous to work on an expensive guitar I set out to learn how to do my own setup. Man was it easy. Find some good online videos and don't be afraid to turn the truss rod (adjustment on this one at the body rather than headstock). All in all it's my favorite guitar. By far. Sound. Feel. Looks.
Style of Music: Blues, rock
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