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Mint Condition 2008 Fender Custom Shop NOS Todd Krause Masterbuilt Mark Knopfler Hot Rod Red 60’s Strat with Ebony Fingerboard


  • 2008 Model
  • Ash Body
  • Nitro Lacquer Hot Rod Red Body Finish
  • Maple Plain Grain Neck
  • Vintage Tint neck finish
  • Deepest Possible Ebony Fingerboard
  • Custom 60’s C profile Neck (Mark Knopfler spec)
  • 9.50″ F.Board radius
  • Tusq Nut
  • Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage Tremolo
  • American Series Schaller Tuners
  • 5-way switch
  • Volume / Tone / Tone Aged White Controls
  • Custom Shop Texas Special pickups (As per Knopfler Signature Model)
  • 250k 10% Taper pots
  • Custom Nitro 3 Ply Pick Guard Material
  • New Old Stock finish package
  • Black Tolex Hardshell case
  • Certificate of Authenticity and Accessory package
  • Weight 8lbs-4oz
  • Serial Number R42881
RGG are absolutely delighted to have this Custom Shop Fender NOS Stratocaster for sale.
Its a bit special! It is a 2008 Mark Knopfler 60’s model Stratocaster NOS Masterbuilt by Todd Krause! Todd Krause has built and maintains guitars for Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler and this Stratocaster is built almost exactly to Mark Knopfler’s usual specification with just one change, the fingerboard is ebony. If you are a Mark Knopfler fan then this is the Strat for you! It really nails the classic tone found on those Dire Straits records. And how cool is it than you can actually own and play a guitar built by TK “The Man”

This guitar is in mint condition, with literally zero play-wear and comes with COA, strap and an un-opened candy pack containing the vintage bridge cover, cleaning cloth and lead etc.

This girl really sings. her tone is sweet, rich and sparkling and just mouthwateringly good. One strum acoustically and you will fall in love with the deep resonant tone, it’s loud and lively! Finished in vibrant Hot Rod Red colour, with the beautifully finished maple neck and with a deep, dark Ebony fingerboard and built to the true vintage 1960 Stratocaster specifications. Medium Jumbo frets improve the playability, while an Ash body and Custom Shop Texas Special pickups compliment each other well- Balancing out the brightness of the Ash with a beefy, full sounding pickup combination.

Todd Krause Masterbuilt instruments are incredibly collectable investment pieces and this one in particular is sure to increase in value. It takes something like 3 years to get a Todd Krause  from order to stage and this model would cost circa £1,000 more new if I ordered again today and the retail would be in the £7,000 bracket!

So this is an absolute bargain price….Don’t let it slip away!


Payment can be done via PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash on collection!

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If paying by cheque, or collecting in person, please contact us on 07932 074096 to arrange.


Our shipping policy is simple: We ship Guitars, Amps and Accessories to the UK, Europe & ROW. We’ve been shipping items to the UK and abroad for many years without any issues, as we always use the best and most reliable shipping companies. All guitars and amps will be shipped insured and tracked. So you can check your shipping status anytime. We always package them to the highest possible standard.

Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.


We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them.

If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument with a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable). It is the purchaser’s responsibility to return any unwanted product promptly to the company in the condition they were received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, immediately upon return authorization.

Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.

Any items returned after the 48hr agreed approval period, and not exceeding more than two weeks, are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee. PayPal, Credit/Debit card refunds will be processed immediately and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer’s account. Bank transfer and cash refunds will normally be refunded by cheque.