Fender team up with Lexus for a limited run LC Stratocaster

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Fender team up with Lexus for a limited run LC Stratocaster

Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster inside open case
Words by Sam McNiece

With a unique Structural Blue finish.

In the latest of collaborations happening at Fender Custom Shop is a new guitar designed in collaboration with car manufacturer Lexus. The Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster is a custom-built guitar which uses paint from the Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series automobiles.

What you need to know:

  • Fender Custom Shop have collaborated with Lexus to produce a custom-built limited edition Stratocaster.
  • The Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster features an omnidirectional Structural Blue finish that was inspired by the Morpho butterfly and a polished deep blue Richlite fretboard.
  • The guitar collaboration is available through Fender Custom Shop’s showcase dealer network and is limited to 100 units worldwide.

Read all the latest product news here.

The new paint on this guitar is named Structural Blue but actually contains no blue material, generating a blue colour from the interface of light on layers of colourless materials. The paint is inspired by the wings of a Morpho butterfly which have layers of microscopic scales that reflect light creating a moving and varied look.

“Collaborating with Lexus to conceptualize, design and build the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster has been an incredible ride,” said Mike Lewis, VP of Product Development, Fender Custom Shop. “The process our team took to design this Strat has certainly been a labor of love, as well as a source of inspiration and excitement around the shop. Our team is constantly building innovative products and this launch is another great representation of craftsmanship and creativity at Fender.”

The guitar itself features a 3A flame maple neck, alder body and a deep blue polished Richlite fingerboard of 12″ radius with 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets. There’s three latest version noiseless single coil pickups on the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster with two knobs to control master tone and volume which were custom made to match the Mark Levinson stereo system knobs featured in the aforementioned Lexus models.

The guitar is limited to 100 units worldwide and is retailing for A$9,999 (US$6,000)

Check out this intro video showing off the new guitar below.

For more information on this guitar head to Fender Custom Shop’s website.