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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.




2014 Fender Custom Shop Exclusive '60 NoNeck Stratocaster NOS Electric Guitar Vintage Blonde
The Stratocaster® is an icon. A legend. It's one of the most played and most playable instruments ever made. We love a vintage Strat at The Music Zoo. But one of our favorite neck shapes ever to come on a Fender® guitar came not on the Stratocaster®, but on the '51 Nocaster®. As far as we're concerned, Leo Fender hit it out of the park on his first swing. Fender's first solidbody guitar had a neck shape that can only be described as colossal. We liked the Fender® Custom Shop's reissue of the '51 Nocaster (and that huge neck) so much that we had to have it on a Strat. Call us selfish, but we got what we wanted, and now you can have it too. The Nocaster-Neck Stratocaster. The NoNeck.

It's no wonder that Leo Fender hit a home run in 1951; many guitarists have noted that the neck felt like a baseball bat. It is super round, a big fat "U" shape that has very little taper from end-to-end. The NoNeck looks like a '60 Stratocaster® but has the amazing feel of an original Nocaster. We can't tell you how many times people who are accustomed to a skinny "fast" neck have picked up a NoNeck Stratocaster®, smiled, and said it was the most comfortable neck they've ever played. But it's not just the neck shape that makes these guitars special, we have rolled some of our favorite guitar specs into the NoNeck as well. A relatively flatter than vintage 9.5" fingerboard radius and big 6105 medium jumbo frets make bends and fast fretwork easy peasy. The pickups are consistent with a '60 Stratocaster®, but with a twist in the middle pickup: it's reverse wound, flipping the polarity so when the 5-way pickup selector is in one of the "in-between" positions (which we love) the usual pickup hum is gone. Essential if you crank it up and play with overdrive.

The NoNeck is available in both NOS and Heavy Relic nitro-cellulose lacquer finishes. The Heavy Relic versions have the finish worn off the back of the neck as well. Feels great. Lots of colors available too. So are you ready for one of the most comfortable Stratocasters you've ever played? Is The Music Zoo in Little Neck, New York? (We are). There's a joke in there somewhere. Give us a call or an email for an in-hand description of the NoNeck Stratocasters® we have in stock now.

Fender®, Stratocaster®, and the distinctive headstock and body designs commonly found on the Strat® are trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
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Fender 60th Anniversary '54 Custom Shop Stratocaster Electric Guitar NOS Ebony Transparent
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Ebony Transparent finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender 60th Anniversary '54 Custom Shop Stratocaster NOS Candy Apple Red
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Candy Apple Red finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender 60th Anniversary '54 Custom Shop Stratocaster NOS Sea Foam Green
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Sea Foam Green finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship.
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Fender 60th Anniversary '54 Custom Shop Stratocaster NOS Vintage Blonde
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Vintage Blonde finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop  60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster NOS Surf Foam Green
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Surf Foam Green finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop '64 L-Series Stratocaster Closet Classic Fiesta Red
Here's a '64 L-Series Stratocaster Closet Classic from Fender Custom Shop. The “Closet Classic” models replicate what a vintage guitar would be like if it was sitting in its case in a closet for decades. Likely it would have subtle weather checking and slightly aged patina but otherwise appear very lightly played. That's the look offered with this ’64 reissue model. In all respects, it’s identical to an actual 1964 Strat; select alder body finished in Fiesta Red nitrocellulose laquer, an early ’60s C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and very curvaceous 7.25” radius, hand-wound pickups, and a mint green pickguard among other great things. It also has an L-series serial number and neck plate stamp, which is common for Fender guitars built back in 1964 and '65. It’s nice and lightweight, and plays and sounds wonderful right out of the box. Comes with period-correct brown hardshell case, Custom Shop tool kit, cable and strap, and certificate of authenticity.
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Fender Custom Shop '64 L-Series Stratocaster Closet Classic Sea Foam Green
Here's a '64 L-Series Stratocaster Closet Classic from Fender Custom. The “Closet Classic” models replicate what a vintage guitar would be like if it was sitting in its case in a closet for decades. Likely it would have subtle weather checking and slightly aged patina but otherwise appear very lightly played. That's the look offered with this ’64 reissue model. In all respects, it’s identical to an actual 1964 Strat; select alder body finished in Sea Foam Green nitrocellulose laquer, an early ’60s C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and very curvaceous 7.25” radius, hand-wound pickups, and a mint green pickguard among other great things. It also has an L-series serial number and neck plate stamp, which is common for Fender guitars built back in 1964 and '65. It’s nice and lightweight, and plays and sounds wonderful right out of the box. Comes with period-correct brown hardshell case, Custom Shop tool kit, cable and strap, and certificate of authenticity.
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Fender Custom Shop '64 L-Series Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Ice Blue Metallic
Here's a '64 L-Series Stratocaster Relic from Fender Custom finished in Ice Blue Metallic nitrocellulose laquer. The “Relic” models are aged and worn in places, thus replicating what a vintage guitar would be like if it was heavily used and played for decades. That's the look offered with this ’64 reissue model. In all respects, it’s identical to an actual 1964 Strat; select alder body, an early ’60s C-shaped maple neck with a rosewood fretboard and very curvaceous 7.25” radius, and hand-wound pickups are among other great things about this guitar. It also has an L-series serial number and neck plate stamp, which is common for Fender guitars built back in 1964 and '65. It’s nice and lightweight, and plays and sounds wonderful right out of the box. Comes with period-correct brown hardshell case, Custom Shop tool kit, cable and strap, and certificate of authenticity.
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Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Coral Pink
Honoring Fender's 60th Anniversary, here's a Fender that embodies the road-worn look amazingly. This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Desert Sand
Honoring Fender's 60th Anniversary, here's a Fender that embodies the road-worn look amazingly. This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Sonic Blue
Honoring Fender's 60th Anniversary, here's a Fender that embodies the road-worn look amazingly. This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster Heavy Relic has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 9.5″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary '54 Stratocaster NOS Fiesta Red
This 2014 Fender '54 Stratocaster, in new old stock Fiesta Red finish, has got all of the Fender goodies you'd expect from a '54, with a little added pizzazz! Fender has definitely learned a couple things in the last 60 years and it shows through a few of the modern touches on this strat. There is a 7.25″ radius fretboard sporting 6105 fretwire for easy playability, and a modern 5-way switch as well. This is a highly collectible anniversary guitar you can cherish and gig with at the same time. It represents the Stratocaster's very first model year with great showmanship. Every relic'd appointment on this guitar is done with great precision and detail to create one amazing work of art. Get your hands on this beauty before someone else does!
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Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar Two-Tone Sunburst
The Fender Stratocaster is a badass electric guitar, with a gorgeous shape and a sound all its own. Nothing else chimes and emits such rich harmonic overtones as a Strat. Fender Custom Shop has issued the 60th Anniversary 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster to commemorate this milestone.

The guitar is finished in a Heavy Relic two-tone sunburst, and features include a one-piece ash body and a one-piece quarter-sawn maple neck with a chunky ’54 “U”-shaped carve with a tinted lacquer finish. Pickups replicate the specs of those made in 1954 and thus yield what Fender describes as “a singing original-era voice.” A number of other enticing tidbits will lure you in.
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Fender Custom Shop Double Bound Slab Body Stratocaster Electric Guitar Nocaster Blonde Transparent
A Stratocaster with a double-bound slab body (a la a Telecaster Custom) seems like a foreign concept when you consider that the traditional Strat body was designed for the player’s comfort, what with the contoured body that accommodated rib cages and the curvy top for elbow comfort. Nonetheless, guitarists will notice that the awesome Double Bound Slab Body Stratocaster from the Fender Custom Shop is very comfortable, indeed, and not very different from playing the endless list of guitars that really don’t make any accomodations for your poor little rib cage.

Seriously, the Double Bound Slab Body Stratocaster is a very comfortable guitar to play, with a great and different look for that iconic Stratocaster body, and with amazing Strat tone. The guitar is constructed using a slab of Okume for its body. This tonewood is similar to Korina and its tone is bright and airy—similar to maple but much lighter in weight. The guitar’s top, meanwhile is actual flame maple and it looks fabulous under the transparent urethane finish. The Double-Bound’s neck is AAA flame maple with a profile identical to a 1965 “C” carve, and Indian rosewood is used for the fretboard. The instrument’s electronics use Fender’s 1969 pickups in the front and middle positions, and a hotter Texas Special at the bridge.

Ultimately, Fender Custom has taken the beloved Stratocaster into another sonic and aesthetic dimension, with different wood, construction, looks, and tones leading to a new, double-bound frontier.
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Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar
You know the guitar is a quality instrument if it met the requirements for Slowhand himself to put his name on it. The Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Strat is the top of the line in his series of signature instruments. Everything on it is top notch, built of a select alder body, a soft "V" shaped maple neck, 9.5" fretboard radius with vintage style frets, and three Noiseless Strat pickups with an active mid boost, which really helps in cutting through with leads and solos.

Fender®, Stratocaster®, and the distinctive headstock and body designs commonly found on the Strat® are trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
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Fender Custom Shop Exclusive ZF Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black
Introducing our exclusive ZF Series of guitars! That’s right, you’re seeing a Teambuilt Custom Fender Strat with a Seymour Duncan SH1 ’59 humbucker and a Floyd Rose, and we couldn’t be happier with this seamless mixture of modern power and classic feel. With a mid-60'S style oval "C" maple neck under a satin laquer finish, this Strat feels right at home, while the more contemporary 12” fretboard radius allows for sweeping leads on command. Along with the bridge humbucker, two single-coil NOS Texas Specials ensure power and fierceness at all positions. With a Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, you’ve got free reign on all the guitar acrobatics you desire, while the Black nitro finish allows the alder body to really breath, so this modern classic will just get better with age.
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Fender Custom Shop Exclusive ZF Stratocaster Electric Guitar Matte Black
The Music Zoo's exclusive ZF Series of Fender Custom guitars are teambuilt with a Seymour Duncan SH1 ’59 humbucker and a Floyd Rose vibrato bridge and locking nut. The guitars feature a mid-'60s style oval "C" neck under a satin laquer finish and a dark rosewood fretboard with a more contemporary 12” radius. Along with the bridge humbucker are two single-coil NOS Texas Specials. Ultimately, the ZF's are among the best Super-Strats you'll find, capable of being modern and traditional workhorses for the serious guitarist.
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