Fender 1994 Stratocaster 'The Princess and the Frog' Masterbuilt by John English


Fender 1994 Stratocaster 'The Princess and the Frog' Masterbuilt by John English

Fender 1994. Stratocaster "The Princess and the Frog".

Masterbuilt by John English.

Custom Shop.

Aluminum Engraved Chrome Plated and Partially Gilded Body and Pickguard.

Maple Birdseye Neck with Ebony Fretboard inlaid with Multiple Stars and Silver Plate at 12th Fret.

3 Lace Sensor Chrome Dome Gilded Pickups.

Gold Hardware.

Neck numbered 119, signed and dated 6-94 by John English.

Body signed with initials as well.

Signed and numbered #04 at the reverse of the Headstock.


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.