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Jun 25


We’re very excited to see the Mid-Year Limited Editions from Fender Custom Shop, and are even more excited to get them in our hands and plugged in! Among them are a few cool relic’d Strats and Teles, along with some slick guitars with unique features. Each Custom Shop Limited Edition instrument is only available for a short time, which makes it eminently collectible and adds to its investment value. Crafted with many features reserved only for certain artists and master-built instruments, they are just what the name says they are: highly anticipated limited-edition models that go very quickly. Scroll below to see them all!

Click the link below to pre-order one of these guitars! Have a question? Call or email us at 516-626-9292 // sales@themusiczoo.com


Limited Edition “59 Special” Strat® – Journeyman Relic®



Limited Edition Heavy Relic® El Diablo Strat®


Limited Edition Relic® H/S Strat®



Limited Edition ’50s Thinline Tele® – Relic®



Limited Edition Heavy Relic® H/S Tele®



Limited Edition Artisan Tele® Caballo Tono Ligero – KOA



Ancho Poblano Stratocaster®



Limited Edition 1958 Closet Classic Jazzmaster®



Limited Edition Heavy Relic® Tele® Caballo Tono Ligero



Limited Edition Heavy Relic® Mischief Maker



Limited Edition 1956 Relic® Stratocaster®



Limited 1967 Closet Classic Smuggler’s Telecaster®


Jun 11

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (1 of 17)

JUST IN! We’ve got three head-turning Ultimate Relic Stratocasters in stock, and they’re all built by the incredible Jason Smith over at the Fender Custom Shop! These three guitars feature some of the best relic’ing jobs you’ll see on a guitar. These three finishes include a 2-Tone Sunburst, Seafoam Green, and Black over Paisley, offering a variety of styles for the Fender Strat lover. Scroll below to see some up-close photos of these three guitars! You can find them in our online store by clicking the link below! Have any questions? Call or email us at 516-626-9292 or sales@themusiczoo.com!

Click here to view them in our online-store!


2-Tone Sunburst

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (10 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (11 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (12 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (13 of 17)


Seafoam Green

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (2 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (3 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (4 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (5 of 17)


Black over Pink Paisley

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (6 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (7 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (8 of 17)

Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strats (9 of 17)

Jun 10

Gibson and Esquire (1 of 10)

Lately, It’s been all about the classics at The Zoo, with some interesting vintage guitars coming through our doors. Among the lot are these two original models; a 1961 Fender Esquire in Vintage White and a 1957 Gibson Les Paul Special in TV Yellow. Embodying everything there is to admire about an original Fender or Gibson, these two are in exceptional condition for their age and both feature their original hardshell cases! Scroll below to view these guitars with full specs in our online-store along with a few photos we put together!

Click here to view the Fender Esquire now!


Click here to view the Gibson Les Paul Special now!


1961 Fender Esquire

Gibson and Esquire (2 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (3 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (5 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (4 of 10)


1957 Gibson Les Paul Special

Gibson and Esquire (6 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (7 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (8 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (10 of 10)

Gibson and Esquire (9 of 10)


Photos by Walter Bryant


Jun 08

Gary Clark Jr Concert (5 of 5)

Rain outs can be a drag, but this time it all worked out – for us at least! Thanks to Governors Ball being rained out on Sunday, Gary Clark Jr. was able to set up shop at NYC’s intimate Bowery Ballroom (575 capacity) for 2.5 hours of blues-rock mastery. We were lucky enough to score tickets to this sold out gig, and found a great spot front and center to hear Gary’s best jams including “Bright Lights”, “Don’t Owe Ya A Thing”, and the slow jam of all slow jams “You Saved Me”.

Being the guitar geeks that we are, our eyes were mostly on Gary’s rig, which included a gorgeous 1961 Gibson Les Paul/SG Standard (which was gifted to him by Pat Smear), a Fender Custom Shop 1963 Strat, and of course Gary’s signature Epiphone Blak n Blu Casino (one of our best sellers of 2015) – all of which rang beautifully through his Fender Vibro-King Amps (obtained from Pete Townshends collection). Unlike some other players today, Gary doesn’t rely on an endless amount of pedal trickery to nail down his killer tone – some wah, a lil bit of fuzz, and a touch of OD, and that’s it! We can dig that.

Check out our pics below and some live footage from our Periscope.tv from one of the best gigs we’ve been to in quite some time.

Gary Clark Jr Concert (3 of 5)

Gary Clark Jr Concert (4 of 5)

Gary Clark Jr Concert (2 of 5)

Gary Clark Jr Concert (1 of 5)

May 24

Fender Champ (1 of 4)

One of the most beautiful pieces we caught at the NAMM2016 Show was this one of a kind (literally, only one was made) Custom Louver Champ. The Louver Champ was masterbuilt by Shawn Green and Jim Dolmage, with a Fender Modified ’57 Champ 5F1 circuit with NOS parts inside of a 4A-Grade flame maple cabinet with rosewood louvers all hand cut from a single block in a 25” radius pattern. This is truly an amp that looks as good as it sounds.

Want this Exclusive 1-of-1 Amp for yourself? Click the link below or call/email us at 516-626-9292 or sales@themusiczoo.com!

Click here to view it in our online store!

Fender Champ (2 of 4)

Fender Champ (3 of 4)

May 23


Known for his fierce, take-no-prisoners virtuosic guitar playing that encompassed every style from jazz-fusion and progressive rock to heavy metal and blues, Irish guitarist Gary Moore set the world afire every time he took the stage or entered a studio. His storied career included stints with Skid Row, Thin Lizzy, Greg Lake, Colosseum II, and of course, solo works such as Corridors Of Power and Victims Of The Future. Impressed by Moore’s onstage energy and technical prowess during a performance with an early version of the Gary Moore Band, Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz quickly adopted Moore as his favorite guitarist. Since 1987, when he first joined Fender’s production line, Cruz has dreamed of creating a reproduction of the 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster Moore favored in the ’80s, as “the ultimate tribute to the man and his fans.” When he was offered the chance to analyze Moore’s original instrument and create this peerless reproduction, he enthusiastically obliged. He experimented endlessly with the notoriously variable Fiesta Red color, matching the precise shade on Moore’s guitar, and lovingly reproduced every hard- won battle scar on the guitar.

Moore’s instrument was close to “stock,” including the original-spec low-output pickups and traditional 3-way pickup switch. The only modifications were the addition of copper shielding in the cavity and jumbo frets. Cruz’ masterful replica accurately reflects these modifications—even going so far as incorporating a 10”-radius rosewood fingerboard that reflects the original after many years of hard play and multiple re-frets. The pickups are Cruz’ own “Bonetone” design, hand wound by Josefina Campos, and packed full of soulful, authentic Fender tone. The Custom Shop’s boundless attention to detail even extends to the included accessories. The guitar comes with a custom Cruz-designed Anvil case with Moore’s logo stenciled on it, adding tour-worthy protection for the remarkable instrument and housing the included documentation. It also includes two recreations of Moore’s preferred straps: the studded leather strap he used with the guitar early on and the DiMarzio® strap with white clip locks that was added later in the guitar’s tour of duty. This Custom run is limited to just 60 pieces! Get yours from The Zoo!

Want to make this guitar your own? Click the button below or call our sales staff at 516-626-9292! 



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May 13

Wild Deal Strat (1 of 4)

Up for grabs at an incredible 40% OFF is this Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary ’54 Stratocaster in a relic 2-Tone Sunburst finish, part of the 2014 commemoration of the ’60th Anniversary of the Stratocaster. The guitar has a modern 9.5″ radius and adds in 6105 frets and a 5-way switch for easier bending and a modern switching system. Get your hands on this guitar for an awesomely low price before it’s gone. Be sure to keep checking our website for more Wild Deals. You never know what might show up!

Click here to see this guitar on our site!


Use promo code “WILDDEAL” to get 40% OFF


Wild Deal Strat (4 of 4)

Wild Deal Strat (2 of 4)

Wild Deal Strat (3 of 4)

May 12

Fender Elite (2 of 2)

Fender Elite Series guitars are now in stock! These guitars feature details made to maximize playability and modernize Fender’s classic designs. The American Elite Series features a new compound neck profile designed to be the ultimate in playability. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, for a uniquely comfortable playing feel.

An S-1 Switch allows you to easily activate alternate wiring options for even more tonal variation. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, the S-1 Switch engages or disengages with a mere tap for instant sonic adjustments. Fender also adds it’s 4th generation noiseless pickups. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power—maintaining noise-free, vintage-style tone the entire time.

View the Fender Elite Series on our site now!


Fender Elite (1 of 2)

May 11

We get a lot of celebrity customers, but we thought this one was especially worth sharing. Adam Levine is as current as it gets when it comes to popular music, but when we saw him sporting his Fender Custom Shop “Ultimate Relic” Strat (a Music Zoo Exclusive) during his performance of the late Prince’s Purple Rain, we couldn’t do anything but smile when looking back at this 2014 performance. Watch the video above!

View our entire stock of Exclusive Fender Custom Shop Guitars!


May 03

Fender IV (1 of 7)

Just in! This Fender Custom Shop Bass IV Relic is here in a gorgeous Faded Lake Placid Blue. The Bass VI gives you the lower bass register in a comfortable guitar-like setup. The specs of the Bass VI are dead on, so we gave it a custom color and an aged finish to kick it up a notch. Have a look at the photos below and get your hands on this axe now before it’s gone! Get in touch with us by calling 516-626-9292 or by clicking the button below to email sales@themusiczoo.com!

Available Now! Click here to see it on our site!


Fender IV (3 of 7)

Fender IV (4 of 7)

Fender IV (6 of 7)

Fender IV (5 of 7)


Photos by Walter Bryant


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