Hold – Fender Custom Shop Master Built Reclaim Redwood Stratocaster

Serial Number: AH0204
Weight: 6 lbs 9 oz

Andy Hicks grew up in a household filled with music lovers. He received his first guitar on his 11th birthday – a gorgeous 3-tone burst Fender Stratocaster. Andy spent his teenage years playing along with his favorite Nirvana, Black Sabbath and Metallica records. He played in local rock bands and by his early 20s he became increasingly interested in experimenting with guitars by modifying pickups and wiring.

In 2009, Andy decided to take this passion for guitar building seriously by enrolling in the Guitar Craft Academy in Hollywood, a 6-month program focused on electric guitars. Within a week of graduating, he started working at Fender in the Jackson Custom Shop dressing frets. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as an assistant to Gretsch Custom Shop Senior Master Builder, Steve Stern. Andy worked with various artists during this period and is very proud of his involvement with the Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet. In 2018, Andy seized the opportunity to become the lead builder and production manager for a high-end boutique guitar company and was subsequently recruited by James Tyler to oversee production for his shop in the San Fernando Valley.

On his return to Fender, Hicks said, “coming back to Fender, becoming part of the most prestigious custom shop in the industry, and being around so many talented builders is incredibly exciting and humbling. It also feels like I have returned home.”

Other features include:

  • Manufacturer Part # 9213000581
  • Oil
  • Redwood Body
  • 3A Roasted Flame Maple Neck
  • 57 style soft “V” neck shape
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 9.5″ – 12″ Compound Radius
  • Jumbo 6100 Frets
  • Lollar Strat Blackface Pickups
  • 5-Way Switch
  • 3-Ply Parchment Pickguard
  • Strat Blender w/ tone saver
  • Vintage Tremolo Bridge
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Master Built By Andy Hicks
  • 6 lbs 9 oz
  • #AH0204

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