RS26

See entire build process here.

Custom built Fiesta Red Stratocaster is a very light relic. Not built by Fender. All nitro finish with gold hardware. Very much inspired by Hank Marvin, Mark Knopfler and Rick Derringer. This project has a blend of old and new in the parts and finish.

Red “old school” nitro finished Strat body from MJT Custom Aged Guitar Finishes The tuners are gold plate Genuine Sperzel Trimlok Locking tuners which are staggered. MannMade Vintage tremolo which are similar to the ones John Mann made for the PRS guitars that they still use. Hybrid Gold with Nickel saddles.

Pickups are Lindy Fralin Vintage Hots with the blender control for more versatile sounds. You can “blend” bridge and neck pickup together when the 5-way switch is in the bridge position.

Schaller strap locks and a Fender Custom Shop leather strap.

RS37

Musikraft Roasted Premium Birds-eye Maple Neck:
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 Standard Fender
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22 Fret
NUT WIDTH: 1-11/16 (42.85mm)
HEEL WIDTH: 2-3/16 (55.56mm) Standard Fender
TUNER HOLE SIZE: 10 MM (Gotoh/Shaller/Sperzel)
TRUSS ROD TYPE: Single Acting Adjust at the Heel
FB RADIUS: 9-1/2
NUT SLOT STYLE: 1/8 Standard Fender Flat Bottom Style
SHAFT WOOD: Birdeye Maple Premium 5A
TOP DOTS: Abalone
SIDE DOTS: Black 2mm
12TH DOT SPACING: Wide (Vintage Pre 64)
FRET WIRE SIZE: 6150 Medium Jumbo Nickel Silver
FB EDGES: Semi Rolled Standard
BACK PROFILE: Clapton V 84 x 90
FINISH: MJT Finishing Nitro
NUT INSTALLATION: Install TUSQ Nut
OPTION: Neck Roasting

RS35

RS34

RS33

RS32

RS31

RS30

RS29

RS28

RS27

RS47

RS46

RS45

RS44

RS43

RS42

RS40

RS39

RS38

The 60th anniversary case I bought for this guitar.

RS41

RS48

Dire Straits & Hank Marvin – Going Home

Hank Marvin on the Stratocaster

Hank Marvin Apache

The Shadows – Instrumental Show

Hank B. Marvin & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter Trans-Continental Jam on RED Stratocasters

Mark Knopfler Discussing the Fender Stratocaster

Mark Knopfler on his first “almost” Stratocaster a Hofner

Mark Knopfler on how the Strat changed Sultans of Swing

Hank Marvin & Mark Knopfler – Wonderful Land

David Gilmour with Red Stratocaster

Tommy Emmanuel on a Red Strat