Fender has teamed up with popular fashion brand Hypebeast to create a new Hypebeast Stratocaster.
Made in Japan, the sleek Strat features an alder body and a U-shaped maple neck with a 9.5" radius and 22 Medium Jumbo frets. Perhaps the guitar's most notable feature though, is its navy lacquer finish, in Hypebeast’s signature shade.
A co-branded neckplate also appears on the back of the guitar, while sounds come courtesy of three Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat pickups, controlled by a five-position blade switch.
The guitar also comes with a Fender x Hypebeast G&G Deluxe hardcase.
The Fender Hypebeast Stratocaster is available now in limited quantities – exclusively from Fender and Hypebeast – for $1,600.
For more info on the guitar, stop by hbx.com.
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