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Latest News Releases

January 24, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the introduction of its Annual and Prestige collections, including a Prestige Collection 9-Neck Guitar and a Pinball Telecaster and “Wizard” amplifier set to debut at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif. 2018 also marks 30 years of the first artist signature models born out of the Custom Shop–then built in the Fender factory and released on a wider scale. With a handful of artist signature models set for release throughout 2018, the first ones unveiled at Winter NAMM include: the Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Child™ Stratocaster®; Limited Edition Eric Clapton 30th Anniversary Stratocaster®–including a custom-built version and master-built option with only 30 made by Todd Krause; and a special Vaughan Brothers set master-built by John Cruz. The Vaughan Brothers set includes a Limited Edition Jimmie Vaughan Strat® guitar and the Limited Edition Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat®, an earlier, less-beat-up version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Number One Stratocaster® guitar.
July 14, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced an all-new Mid-Year Collection debuting at Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tenn. The collection features seven highly collectible, limited-edition models with various finish options – all showcasing the innovative spirit of the legendary Fender Custom Shop. The endless display of creativity continues with two, limited edition creations from Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov – the Front Row Legend Esquire and Pacific Battle Strat® and Tele® guitars –both also debuting at Summer NAMM.
November 05, 2015
The Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce the Mike Campbell Limited Edition “Heartbreaker” Guitar.
January 28, 2015
The Fender Custom Shop is proud to announce Senior Master Builder, Yuriy Shishkov’s latest masterpiece – the handcrafted “Pine Cone Stratocaster” guitar modeled after the antique “Pine Cone” Easter Egg made by Fabergé in 1900.
January 28, 2015
The Fender Custom Shop is proud to announce the 2015 Collection for the 2015 NAMM Show.
January 23, 2014
The Fender Custom Shop is proud to introduce the limited edition Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster guitar. It’s a very special recreation of the “Hitmaker”—the well-worn 1960 Stratocaster played by Chic co-founder and revered session ace Rodgers on countless chart-topping songs.
January 02, 2014
The Fender Custom Shop presents a collection of exquisitely crafted instruments for 2014, all created with the finest materials available for the player who demands a high-end boutique instrument carrying the Fender legacy.
September 04, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop is pleased to announce its 2013 collection of limited and artist series models. These include the return of the ever-popular Rosewood Telecaster® guitar, as well as Geddy Lee, Dusty Hill and Sean Hurley signature artist series bass guitars.
May 02, 2013
Los Lobos perform at Fender legend Abigail Ybarra’s retirement party in celebration of more than 50 years of service; Ybarra’s longstanding apprentice, Josefina Campos, is promoted to continue tradition of hand craftsmanship
May 02, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop’s new spring instrument selection presents some of its most sophisticated and meticulously crafted product offerings to date, including four guitars and one bass.
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