Masterbuilt Magic When a master craftsman builds an instrument by hand all by themselves from start to finish, it imbues the instrument with a special brand of magical mojo that is easy to see, hear, and feel but hard to quantify. They reflect the individual personality of the builder so much that they attain distinctly human quality that makes them feel like an old friend from the moment you pick them up. It’s almost as if they have souls of their own, and nowhere is this soulfulness more evident than in our collection of Fender Masterbuilt instruments.
Each of the instruments you see on this page is the product of decades of hard work and an endless supply of passion. The thirteen people who currently hold the title of Masterbuilder under the Fender/Gretsch umbrella have all spent years learning the ropes from the masters that came before them until they climbed the ranks and reached the upper echelon of elite guitar builders. They are some of the most adept craftspeople in the industry, and their skilled hands imbue the instruments they build with the sort of dynamic response and expressiveness that you normally only find in vintage instruments.
This guitar has been built to the exacting standards of some of the most meticulous craftspeople in the world, and it has a heart and soul that reflects the personality of the builder, Stephen Stern. We’re proud to present this Masterbuilt Gretsch, and we know its timeless tone and superior playability will provide you with years and years of musical joy.
- Model: Masterbuilt G6134CS 1955 Penguin
- Finish Color: Black Paisley
- Aging: Relic
- Weight: 8.85 lbs.
- Top Wood: Arched Laminated Maple
- Body Wood: Chambered Mahogany
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Stock C
- Neck Dimensions: .860 1st – .990 12th
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Engraved Humps
- Fingerboard Radius: 12″
- Nut Width: 1.6875″
- Nut Material: Bone
- Frets: 22 Vintage-Style
- Pickups: 3 Seymour Duncan DynaSonic
- Tuners: Grover Imperial
- Bridge: Synrchro-Sonic
- Tailpiece: Gretsch G-Style
- Case: Hardshell Case