It’s always a pleasure when unique instruments come into the shop, especially when our buddy, and local musician Toby stops by with one of his hot rods.
This strat is a 2001 American Stratocaster Texas Special with a turquoise metal-flake finish. This is only 1 of 100 made especially for Mars Music before the company dissolved. There were also more limited editions in red sparkle.
As usual, he wanted to customize with parts available here at Ant Hill Music. His inspiration: Jimi Hendrix. We will be upgrading the strat with all gold hardware and custom, one-of-a-kind cloth Hendrix-paisley pickguard and black plate, then we will be finishing it off with an etched neckplate with a cool Jimi Hendrix design.