FENDER CUSTOM SHOP MARAUDER

FENDER CUSTOM SHOP MARAUDER MASTER BUILT BY CARLOS LOPEZ

The fabled Fender Marauder, a guitar that never was, finally is, and it’s the best of a bunch of worlds. With rare reverence, Joel takes us through this brand new master built Carlos Lopez Fender Custom Shop model, detailing its significance as a lost legend, and how Carlos Lopez brought it back.

Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)
Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)

Fender Custom Shop Marauder Deluxe Closet Classic Aged Shell Pink Master Built by Carlos Lopez (Serial #R106805)

$9,240.00
Brought to the Chicago Music Exchange by the master builder mastermind Carlos Lopez, the fabled Fender Marauder, a guitar that never was, finally is, and it’s the best of a bunch of worlds. Equipped with Curtis Novak gold foil pickups as well as volume, tone, kill, thumb wheel volume, & blender controls, the guitar that was almost lost to the sands of time has been given new life by the Fender Custom Shop.

Model Number: 9217100141
Serial Number: R106805
Master Builder: Carlos Lopez
Finish Package: Deluxe Closet Classic
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 8lbs 13.9oz

Body Wood: Roasted Alder
Body Color: Aged Shell Pink
Body Finish: Lacquer

Hardware Plating: Chrome/Nickel
Bridge Assembly: RSD Jag/Jazz Bridge
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage
Tuner Keys: Schaller F Key
String Gauge: .010-.046

Neck Assembly: 65 Strat
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple 5/4 Quarter Sawn
Fingerboard: Rosewood AAA 9mm
Truss Rod: Early 60s
Head Style: Large
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Narrow
Face Dot: Mother of Pearl 7mm
Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32"
Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo Sanko 6150
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Neck Back Shape: 65 Strat "C"
Neck Nut Width: 1.6875"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .850"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .920"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Neck Binding: .060 White Nitro x .28

Pickguard: Custom Shape and Material
Pickup Neck: Curtis Novak Gold Foil Pickup
Pickup Bridge: Curtis Novak Gold Foil Pickup
Control Knobs: Volume, Tone, Kill, Thumb Wheel Volume, Blender
Switch: 5-Way Switch
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Long before Carlos Lopez was a Fender Master Builder, he knew what he wanted to do. Every day on his way into the Fender factory, he would walk the long hallway lined with display cases containing some of Fender’s most historically significant designs; guitars collectors would happily pay five or six figures for, hung alongside impossibly rare prototypes that never saw the light of day. Carlos fixated on the Fender Marauder.

Years of hard work and study later, the Marauder is back. Using his own authentic prototype and the original Type 2 schematic, Carlos was able to resurrect this rare offset piece by piece into a formidable design that, combined with the dual Curtis Novak Gold Foil single-coils, offers a tonal cross-section of the brand’s legendary catalog.

We’re happy to finally welcome this lost piece of Fender history into production and to introduce it as the next in what is sure to be the long and celebrated legacy of one of Fender’s finest young Master Builders. 

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  • Master Built by Carlos Lopez
  • Only the third Fender Marauder to have ever been built in the modern era
  • Curtis Novak Gold Foil Pickups 

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