Fender 1991 Stratocaster Thinline Trans Blonde Masterbuilt by John English


Fender 1991 Stratocaster Thinline Trans Blonde Masterbuilt by John English

Fender 1991. Stratocaster Thinline in Translucent Blonde Finish.

Custom Shop. Masterbuilt by John English.

Semi Hollow Ash Body with Tortoise binding.

Maple Neck with Tortoise Upper Markers.

Dated 22-11-1991. #VO 55760.

Only 2 built by John English.


John English Senior Master Builder. Photo Courtesy of John Page.

Senior Master Builder John English who passed away June 28th 2007 at the early age of 57 was raised on ‘50s and ‘60s rock ’n’ roll. He joined Fender in 1970, working alongside company pioneers such as Freddie Tavares and Bill Carson, and was a driving force in the early days of the Fender Custom Shop, helping to define the creative environment that continues in the shop to this day. One of the original Custom Shop builders, he was internationally renowned for his custom, concept and art guitars. He was a guitarist, drummer and artist who worked in the United States and Europe, and was a true original whose creations used exotic woods, metals, plastics, stones and bone, and were inspired by music, art, architecture and nature. He built custom guitars for countless musicians and collectors, ranging from Eric Clapton to President George W. Bush. His collaboration with surf guitar king Dick Dale resulted in one of the first Fender Custom Shop signature model guitars; he created Fender’s first Japanese signature guitar with Michiya Haruhata, and his trio of concept guitars created with art phenomenon Shag caused quite a sensation at the 2003 NAMM show.