Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster®
Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s fiery leads, meaty rhythms, and hard-driving songs have propelled his robust career through nine solo records – three certified platinum, major tours with Buddy Guy, Van Halen, and The Rolling Stones, and an ongoing collaboration with blues-supergroup The Rides with Stephen Stills.
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster features a chambered ash body for vibrant and resonant tone, while the Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish highlights the beautiful ash grain. The early ‘60s inspired “C”-shaped maple neck and bound rosewood fingerboard—with a 7.25” radius—offer comfort and playability straight out of Fender’s golden age. Loaded with three Kenny Wayne Shepherd custom pickups, this guitar delivers punchy and full-throated Strat tones.
- Chambered ash body with Transparent Faded Sonic Blue lacquer finish
- Matching painted headcap
- 25.5” scale; early ‘60s “C”-shaped maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, 7.25” radius and 21 jumbo frets
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd custom spec single-coil Stratocaster pickups
- Updated vintage-style hardware; six-point synchronized tremolo bridge with Graph Tech® saddles and vintage-style tuning machines
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CHAMBERED ASH BODY
Chambered ash delivers resonant and articulate tone, as well as beautiful grain patterns.
Transparent Faded Sonic Blue shows off the wonderful ash grain while honoring a celebrated Fender custom color from the ’50s and ‘60s.
MAPLE NECK WITH BOUND ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD
A traditional pairing of classic Fender tone-woods elevated with white fingerboard binding – a distinctly 60s Fender appointment.
PEARLOID BLOCK INLAYS
Adorned with white pearloid blocks and a custom 12th fret ‘split-block’ for a touch of high-class style.
Three custom voiced single-coil Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster pickups.
UPDATED CLASSIC HARDWARE
Six-point synchronized tremolo bridge with Graph Tech® saddles provides vintage vibrato action and added tuning stability.
Body MaterialChambered Ash
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck MaterialQuartersawn Maple
Neck Binding1-Ply White
Neck FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets21
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Position InlaysWhite Pearloid Block
Bridge PickupCustom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat®
Middle PickupCustom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat®
Neck PickupCustom-Voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd Single-Coil Strat®
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Switching5-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
Bridge6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Graph Tech® Saddles
Pickguard4-Ply White Pearloid
Control KnobsWhite Plastic
StringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Legal NoticeWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Case/Gig BagDeluxe Hardshell
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