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.
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
The 60th anniversary case I bought for this guitar.
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