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SOLD – 1990 Fender Custom Shop Hank Marvin Stratocaster Fiesta Red

Super rare Strat (only 20 made) in excellent condition, part of Fender history. Very early Custom Shop guitar.

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Super rare Custom Shop Hank Marvin Stratocaster of only 20 made of which some were recalled. This is the second one that I found. The Youtube video (check below) that I made, has been viewed over 10.000 times by now. A enormous surprise for me!
On the other hand, this guitar is part of Fender history!

Send me a message if you’re interested! This guitar will be shipped from The Netherlands, so if you live in the EU there will be no taxes!

The Story
In the late 80s Hank Marvin worked together with Fender to develop a Hank Marvin signature Custom Shop Stratocaster. The first prototypes were made in the Custom Shop by legendary Fender Builder JW Black (Who had previouly built for Clapton, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan etc).

In 1990 the official Fender distributor in the United Kingdom, Arbiter, asked the Custom Shop to make a first run of signature Strats to Hank Marvin specs. Twenty guitars were made with Lace Sensor pickups and a MDX circuit (like Clapton’s Mid-Boost). Here’s where history becomes vague. The reason is unclear, but Hank Marvin contacted Fender to stop everything. The guitars which had already been build were retired. But some were already sold and therefor still around!

The guitar in this video is not the guitar that is offered here. It is the exact same type (1 of 20) though.
More info about the history of the Hank Marvin Stratocasters on FuzzFaced (gotta love that website).

Specs (no Fender history available)
Weight: 3.810 kg
Pickups: Lace Sensor Pickups
Controls: Volume, TBX, MDX circuit (mid-boost)
Hardware: Gold

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