Fender Kenny Wayne Shepherd Stratocaster

icontexto-webdev-social-bookmark-09tipdrop logofacebook481Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American blues guitarist from Louisiana.

He started playing guitar at the age of 7 and in 1997 was ranked 3rd in a Guitar World list of the most popular blues artists in the world. He has released one live album and 4 studio albums, the first in 1995, when he was just 18.

His albums have sold millions and his first three albums are Platinum-selling.

His 1998 single ‘Blue on Black’ reached no.1 in the Mainstream Rock chart.

To commemorate Shepherd’s achievements, in 2008 Fender launched the Kenny Wayne Shepherd series of Stratocasters, designed by him and available in three different finishes.

Here are the specifications:

  • Alder body
  • Maple neck with custom “thick C” shape
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 3 Custom-voiced Kenny Wayne Shepherd single-coils
  • 5-way blade selector switch
  • Volume and 2 tone controls
  • Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Chrome hardware
  • 21 jumbo frets
  • Reverse polarity middle pickup, for hum-cancelling tones

Finishes available:

  • Arctic White with ornate cross graphic and white pickguard
  • Black with racing stripes and black pickguard
  • 3-colour sunburst and white pickguard