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Fender Custom Shop Guitars


Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory" producing guitars that are to playing what Ferraris are to driving. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players; names like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, James Burton, Robert Cray, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend and Jimmy Vaughan, to name just a few. One could be yours. The Music Zoo is one of the top independent Fender Custom Shop dealers in the world All the guitars pictured here are in stock and individually photographed. Please note: we will ship Fender® Custom Shop products within the United States only.




Fender Custom Shop '57 Roasted Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar Vintage Blonde
This Tele combines vintage style, relic looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The Maple neck and Ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all 50's style, with a reliced Vintage Blonde finish, a 50's style three-saddle bridge, and vintage-style controls. The dual Twisted Tele pickups are 10% underwound for extra sparkle, but rest assure these pickups deliver gobs of pure Tele tone.
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Fender Custom Shop '59 Roasted Ash Esquire Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst
This Esquire combines vintage style, relic looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The maple neck and ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all 50's style, with a 3-Tone Sunburst finish, a 50's style three-saddle bridge, and vintage-style controls.
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Fender Custom Shop '60s Roasted Ash Telecaster Electric Guitar White Blonde
This Tele combines vintage style, relic looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The Maple neck and Ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all 60's style, with a relic White Blonde finish, a vintage-style three-saddle bridge, and vintage-style controls. The dual Twisted Tele pickups are 10% underwound for extra sparkle, but rest assured these pickups deliver gobs of pure Tele tone. This one has some nice birdseye peeking out of the quartersawn maple neck too!
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Fender Custom Shop '63 Roasted Telecaster NOS Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst
This Tele combines vintage style, relic looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The quartersawn maple neck and ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all 60's style, with a classic looking NOS 3-Tone Sunburst finish, a vintage-style three-saddle bridge, and vintage-style controls.The usually high-output Twisted Tele pickups are 10% underwound to give a bigger-than-usual Tele spank, but give back a bit more of that clarity we all know and love in our vintage pickups.
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Fender Custom Shop '67 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Electric Guitar Olympic White
We love Journeyman Relics for their tasteful wear patterns and great slightly worn-in vibe to the finish, and this Custom Shop '67 Tele gives us good reason! This '67 has a super cool double bound Olympic White finish over an alder body with a "C" shaped maple neck and round lam maple board. Add in the two '67 Tele single coils for classic Tele spank, and this is an instrument you won't want to put down!
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Fender Custom Shop '70 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Black
You can’t beat the classic looks of a relic black finished Strat, and this Custom Shop ’70 proves it. Built with an alder body, a nice piece of round lam rosewood for the fretboard, 9.5” radius an narrow jumbo frets for ease of playability, and three hand-wound Strat pickups with a RWRP middle pickup to knock out the hum in the 2nd and 4th positions.
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Fender Custom Shop 1955 Roasted Ash Stratocaster NOS Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst
This Strat combines vintage style, fresh looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The Maple neck and Ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all straight out of 1955, with an NOS 2-Tone Sunburst finish, a vintage-style six-screw tremolo, and the classic Strat controls. The handwound Strat pickups are based on models from the 60's for a bit more punch and extra sparkle, but rest assured these pickups deliver gobs of pure Strat tone!
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Fender Custom Shop 1962 Roasted Alder Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Sonic Blue
This Strat combines vintage style, relic looks, and modern materials for a guitar that looks and feels as good as it sounds! The Maple neck and Alder body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The appointments are all 60's style, with a reliced Sonic Blue finish, a vintage-style six-screw tremolo, and the classic Strat controls. The handwound Strat pickups are 10% underwound for extra sparkle, but rest assured these pickups deliver gobs of pure Strat tone.
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Fender Custom Shop 2016 Limited Edition '56 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Desert Tan
We’re extremely happy to offer the new for 2016 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Collection. This is the Heavy Relic ’56 Stratocaster with a Desert Tan finish over a nice piece of lightweight Ash. As you would expect from a ’56 Strat – the guitar has a super comfortable 10/56 “V” neck profile that fits right into your hand. The electronics in the guitar are three hand-wound single-coils with a modified tone-saver circuit that keeps your high end intact even as you roll down your volume knob to clean up your amp. A very nice touch for making the Strat even more of a workhorse than it already is.
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Fender Custom Shop 2016 NAMM Display Builder's Select Todd Krause '50s Control Plate Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Aged Copper
What’s better than going to NAMM? Going to NAMM and bringing back some amazing pieces from the always amazing Fender Custom Shop display. These guitars are built as one-offs, and are always top-notch when it comes to looks and feel – always with a unique feature or two to make these guitars unlike any other. This is a '50s Control Plate Stratocaster, built by the very talented Todd Krause with a relic Aged Copper finish over a lightweight alder body. The guitar has a 10/56 "V" shaped single-piece maple neck, and three Josefina-wound Fat '50s single-coils for crystal clear Strat quack and chime.
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Fender Custom Shop Builder Select Greg Fessler 1969 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Firemist Gold
Part of the 2016 Builder Select Series, where each Fender Masterbuilder design an instrument that is supposed to represent them and their specific style of lutherie – this is the Greg Fessler 1969 Stratocaster in a Journeyman Relic Firemist Gold finish and a complementing 3-ply parchment pickguard. The ’69 Strat has a quartersawn maple neck with round-laminated rosewood fretboard, modern 9.5” fretboard radius with 21 narrow jumbo frets, and a trio of Custom Shop pickups - three hand-wound single-coil pickups carefully selected by Fessler for their classic, highly dynamic and reactive tone when used together. Also, the guitar has a special wiring which has a treble bleed circuit to maintain clarity when cleaning up via the volume knob, and a tone knob to control the bridge pickup with the second tone controlling the neck and middle pickups.
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Fender Custom Shop Builder Select Greg Fessler 1969 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Firemist Gold Metallic
From the mind of renowned Masterbuilder Greg Fessler comes this Builder Select '69 Strat! The select Alder body is finished in a gorgeous Firemist Gold Metallic nitro that's tastefully aged and checked for a lightly-played-in feel. The quartersawn Maple neck is topped with a round-laminate Maple fingerboard that's fretted with 21 jumbo frets and radiused to 9.5" for a comfortable, modern feel. Three handwound Custom Shop Strat single-coils are wired to a five-way switch for all of the classic Strat tones that players love with plenty of bite and twang.
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Fender Custom Shop Builder Select Yuriy Shishkov 1963 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Arctic White
From the mind of reknowned Masterbuilder Yuriy Shishkov comes this Builder Select '63 Strat! The select Alder body is finished in a gorgeous Arctic White that's tastefully aged and checked for a lightly-played-in feel. The quartersawn Maple neck gets the relic treatment as well, for a fast, even feel. The Rosewood fingerboard is fretted with 21 jumbo frets and radiused to 9.5" for a comfortable, modern feel. Three handwound Custom Shop '60s Strat pickups are wired to a five-way switch for all of the classic Strat tones that players love with plenty of bite and twang.
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Fender Custom Shop L-Series Roasted 1964 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Red Sparkle
This one of a kind guitar is a Custom Shop L-Series 1964 Strat with a Red Sparkle finish. The L-Series denotes the Fenders made in the transitional period before CBS completely took over the operations, the guitars made during this time had serials that started with “L”. Not only does the relic Red Sparkle finish look good, but the alder and quartersawn maple neck are roasted. The roasting process eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones.
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Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Jason Smith 1957 Roasted Alder Stratocaster Ultimate Relic Electric Guitar 2-Tone Sunburst
If this Masterbuilt Ultimate Relic Roasted Strat isn't on the backline in heaven, we have no idea what is. This is a '57 Reissue built by Jason Smith in an Ultimate Relic 2-Tone Sunburst finish. The Maple neck and Alder body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The guitar has a comfortable "V" shape to the maple neck, and loaded with three Custom Shop '50s Strat pickups for classic Strat quack and chime.
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Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Jason Smith Roasted Ash ‘69 Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Black Over Pink Paisley
This is a '69 Reissue built by Jason Smith in a vibed out color over color Black over Pink Paisley finish. The Maple neck and Ash body have both undergone a roasting process that eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The guitar has a comfortable "C" shape to the maple neck, and loaded with three Custom Shop '69s Strat pickups for classic Strat quack and chime.
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Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt John Cruz '57 Stratocaster Ultimate Relic Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst
Lovingly played, aged, kicked to the underworld and back is this new Fender Custom Shop '57 Stratocaster Ultimate Relic guitar. It was created by John Cruz, a master builder at the Custom Shop and they guy with whom we created the Ultimate Relic series--a Music Zoo exclusive--back in 2007.

This particular guitar has roughly half of its 3-tone sunburst finish missing and the exposed wood has marks, dings, and scratches that yield an aesthetic of a guitar that has cranked it out in one smokey, sweaty club after another. Features include a 9.5" radius, a soft V neck profile, an alder body, '50s Relic pickups, and just plenty of great vibe and tone.
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Fender Custom Shop Music Zoo Exclusive Hardtop Stratocaster Double-Humbucker Electric Guitar Black Pearl
The Exclusive Hardtop Stratocaster guitar is the result of a collaboration between The Music Zoo and Fender Custom Shop. We envisioned an instrument that acknowledged the Fender Stratocaster as being the original inspiration for all of the Strat-type guitars that broke the mold by having humbucker pickups and other modifications that earned them the moniker, “Super Strats.”

So, the Hardtop is the Zoo’s own take on the Super Strat concept, as made by the source! They’re distinguished by having very vintage-like Bare Knuckle Mule humbucker pickups, and the guitars are available in one- or two-pickup models. You’ll also notice that these guitars are built without pickguards, hence the name Hardtop; all electronics are rear-loaded through the instrument’s back. This Hardtop example, finished in a gorgeous Black Pearl , has two pickups that each have independent volume controls and one master tone control. A heavy-duty three-way toggle switch is used as the pickup selector.

The Hardtop’s body is lightweight ash, and the one-piece maple neck has a rounded “V” profile and an Indian rosewood fretboard. There’s definitely a minimal aesthetic at work here, and you can see this by the headstock’s bare-bones NoCaster-like Fender decal. Still, when it comes down to actually playing the Hardtop, you’ll hear how using hand-selected quality woods along with the right components and craftsmanship truly make a difference. The guitar resonates effortlessly unplugged while responding with rich overtones and nuances.
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