NAMM2016 Fender Custom Shop has unveiled the Music Repeater Tele, another glorious build from one of Fenders most talented Masterbuilders. The guitar is inlaid with over 1000 diamonds, 38 sapphires and 325 pearls!
The mastermind behind this remarkable build is none other than Custom Shop Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, who brought us the Fender Custom Shop Pine Cone Stratocaster last year. Here are a few specs on this head-turning instrument…
- 1005 diamonds
- 38 sapphires
- 325 natural pearls
- 20′ 18-karat rose gold wire inlay
- 12 sq. inches of 18-karat rose gold sheet inlay
- Exhibition-grade bird’s-eye maple neck
“Swiss-made mechanical musical movement is married to intricately inlaid precious metals in this matchless Fender Custom Shop creation. Custom-designed hardware and hand-stained wood mesh with gilded hand-carved patterns, dancing along this precious instrument to form a sterling example of the luthier’s art, inspired by an 18th-century pocket watch.
“Custom pickup installed into the neck. O.B.E. custom electronics with a ‘pan’ control of guitar and musical movement. Comes with a 200 year old antique 18-karat gold and diamond Swiss repeater watch.”
Have a look at the rest of the photos we captured of this one-of-a-kind guitar below! Stay tuned for more NAMM 2016 coverage as well!