The master designed Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster guitar is a custom-built piece designed by Fender Custom Shop Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. The guitar features an omnidirectional Structural Blue finish - a spectral range that produces a light-metallic to deep midnight-blue color inspired by the Morpho butterfly, whose uncommonly large iridescent-blue wings create the illusion that the beautiful insect disappears and reappears in mid-flight. Until now, the only other use of Structural Blue has been on the Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series coupe and convertible. The fasteners on the guitar's pickguard are black-button machine head screws that create a clean automotive appearance, and the latest version of Fender's Noiseless pickups are used here by the Custom Shop for the first time.
The fingerboard is a polished deep blue made from Richlite, a material new to the Fender Custom Shop and selected exclusively for this build given its similarity to components in Lexus vehicles. To match the Lexus sound system configuration, Thorn included custom machined-brushed aluminum knobs to match the auto's Mark Levinson knobs while reducing the typical number of Stratocaster control knobs from three to two - Master Volume and Master Tone.