Back in 2010 we took a look at a Lucite Stratocaster. Now the always dependable Guitarz has highlighted another Fender made of the same transparent material. Here’s some of what they say about the instrument, which seems to have been in the possession of the Beach Boys’ Carl Wilson:
(T)his prototype borrows the Starcaster neck as evidenced by its distinctive headstock. Note also how the body has been sculpted and features two through-body holes either side of the bridge; anyone who has ever picked up a luctite-bodied guitar should know how heavy they can be, so it looks like the sculpting and body holes were all part of a weight-reducing effort – which would suggest that the guitar was conceived to be lucite-bodied should have gone to the production, and not that merely the prototype was made that way.
Jump over to Guitarz to see this thing and read more.