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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!

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May 23

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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!

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Use promo code “WILDDEAL” to get 40% OFF

 

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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!

 

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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!

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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!

 

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Mar 24

Fender Custom Builder Select (1 of 22)

The Builder Select series celebrates those behind the Dream Factory’s magic—the master builders who craft the Fender Custom Shop’s legendary instruments and push the boundaries of possibility. Inspired by the coveted Fender instruments of yore, every Builder Select guitar is infused with a master builder’s passion, attention to detail and boundless imagination.

These authentic, hallmark Fender instruments reflect the best elements of the past, bearing modern enhancements personally selected and designed by each builder. High-end custom electronics, select pickup configurations and exclusive finish touches coalesce to create guitars that exhibit the ultimate in expressive tone, premium feel and classic Fender style. Among the models we have here at The Zoo are the Jason Smith Garage Mod Strat, Greg Fessler 1969 Strat, Yuriy Shishkov 1963 Strat, and the Todd Krause ’50s Control Plate Strat!

Get a closer look below at the models we have in stock right now!

See them all on our site here!

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Greg Fessler 1969 Stratocaster Firemist Gold

 

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Yuriy Shishkov 1963 Stratocaster Arctic White

 

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Todd Krause ’50s Control Plate Stratocaster Relic

 

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Mar 24

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Made in collaboration with U2’s The Edge, Fender has just announced the new The Edge Signature Stratocaster and Deluxe Amplifier and they’ve certainly caught us by surprise (in a good way)! Check out the specs and Youtube clips below:

THE EDGE SIGNATURE STRATOCASTER® – $1799.99

Enthralling millions worldwide with his acclaimed textural guitar work—as well as his knack for writing catchy riffs and hooks—U2 guitarist, The Edge, relies on his trusty Strat guitar to sculpt his unique sound. Designed in close collaboration with Fender®, The Edge Strat is his new constant companion, replacing his favored vintage Fender instruments onstage in arenas around the world.

  • Co- designed with the Edge
  • Large 70’s Style Headstock
  • 3 Single Coil Pickups (Fender Custom Shop Flat Wound 50’s neck and middle, DiMarzio FS-1 Bridge Pickup)
  • Upgrade quartersawn maple neck with C shaped Profile and 9.5 Maple Fingerboard
  • Two point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, locking tuners
  • Contoured Neck Heel
  • Custom Black and Grey Tweed Hardshell Case
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DELUXE™ AMPLIFIER – $2399.99

Tweaked to the discerning tastes of U2’s renowned guitarist, The Edge Deluxe is the perfect complement to his signature sound. A stalwart Fender amp user for decades, this signature model is an updated take on the classic ’57 tweed Deluxe used to craft his sonic identity on stages and in studios around the world. Whether played clean or crunchy, this amp produces the tone and articulation of the vintage Fender Deluxe amps that are an important part of his complex multi-amp and effects setup.

  • 12 watt All Tune Guitar Combo Amplifier
  • Single 15 Watt 12″ Celestion Blue Speaker
  • Updated Tone Stack Design for Tighter Bass Response
  • Extremely Dynamic and Interactive preamp circuit

 Call us at 516-626-9292 or email sales@themusiczoo.com to pre-order yours now!

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Mar 23

Fender Solar (1 of 1)

Don’t stare too long! This Fender Custom Shop Jason Smith Masterbuilt Stratocaster features a super-cool Solar Eclipse finish that may put you into a trance! Displayed at the NAMM show back in 2015, the Solar Eclipse is a hot-rodded Strat with a satin finish on an alder body, smooth feeling U-shape maple neck that’s been hand-stained orange to match, and a DiMarzio Super Distortion and Texas Special. The Floyd Rose tremolo keeps things interesting as well. We really dig this one, but we know it won’t be here long!

See it on our site here!

 

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Photos by Walter Bryant

 

Mar 11

Custom Shop George Harrison RW Tele #R84039_9165

 The Fender Custom Shop George Harrison Tribute Telecaster is coming to The Zoo. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide, and just 40 pieces between the U.S. and Canada, this Tele will make a great piece for collectors and George Harrison fans alike.

In honor of George Harrison, the Fender Custom Shop has recreated the famous Rosewood Telecaster prototype seen in “Let It Be” with painstakingly detailed precision. Renowned for his masterfully understated, yet always inventive and inspirational guitar playing, Harrison laid the path for subsequent would-be rock guitarists to follow.

At an undisclosed location, Master Builder Paul Waller closely examined Harrison’s unique original instrument to recreate this legendary guitar as accurately as possible. Appearing stock to a casual observer, subtle details set this guitar apart as both a prototype instrument and an exceptional Custom Shop creation. The sleek rosewood neck is fashioned from two pieces of rosewood capped with a rosewood fingerboard, just like Harrison’s original, instead of the traditional one-piece construction. The neck’s visible seam line adds to the character of the instrument, marking it as a unique creation. The nut is 1/8” wider than most vintage Telecasters for a unique advantage while playing; the wider string spacing makes it easier to finger chords that ring out loud and clear, with plenty of crisp articulation. Click on the image below for full specs!

We will be receiving two of these extremely limited models, and they won’t last long!

 Call us at 516-626-9292 or email sales@themusiczoo.com to pre-order yours now!

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