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Winter NAMM 2017: Fender Custom Shop ’60s Journeyman Relic Bass VI

The Fender Custom Shop '60s Journeyman Relic Bass VI is descended from the historic Bass VI (1961-1975) that was embraced by guitar and bass luminaries alike. Jack Bruce played one in the early days of Cream. George... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Stratocaster, Journeyman Relic

With the addition of an eye-catching Journeyman Relic finish, the Fender Custom Shop has upped the coolness factor with this Eric Clapton Stratocaster. The "broke in" look of this solidbody electric guitar ensures... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom

The Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Custom delivers authentic visuals in a highly playable instrument. It was in the early '60s that Telecasters were first adorned with a rosewood fretboard, and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Fender Custom Shop 1963 Jaguar Journeyman Relic

Get your hands on the Fender Custom Shop 1963 Journeyman Relic Jaguar solidbody electric guitar, and you'll find it hard to believe it's not a vintage original that's been played and well-cared for. That's mostly in... Read more »

Interview with Fender Master Guitar Builder John Cruz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbnTj-USeCQ Mitch Gallagher sits down with John Cruz, Master Builder for Fender. Cruz was visiting Sweetwater as part of the Fender Custom Shop Road Show. Check out Fender Custom Shop... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop ’50s Thinline Telecaster Relic

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '50s Thinline Tele Relic semi-hollowbody electric guitar masterfully blends three of the most important eras in the Telecaster's history. The guitar's semi-hollow body is based... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop ’60s H/S Telecaster Heavy Relic

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Heavy Relic H/S Tele solidbody electric guitar radiates sonic versatility, vintage vibe, and a unique look that is sure to drop jaws every time you play it. Features such as a... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Custom Shop Pete Townshend Signature Strat

Historically, Pete Townshend is mainly associated with the SG, but he's also played (and smashed) Ricks, 'Pauls, Teles, and yes - the Fender Strat. The Limited Edition Fender Pete Townshend Signature Stratocaster... Read more »

Interview with Dennis Galuszka from Fender Custom Shop by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oQm2Jdt0f0 Mitch Gallagher sits down with Dennis Galuszka from Fender Custom Shop to learn what puts these guitars in a league of their own. Enjoy the interview, then click the link... Read more »

Fender Relic Guitars: How to Pick the Perfect One for You

What is it about us guitar players that tells us that a guitar that looks like it's been through a tornado, a fire, and then gigged a few thousand times is the most beautiful thing we've ever seen? Could it be the... Read more »

Gig Bag Essentials

A gig bag can be the most convenient way to carry your instrument. Whether you're going to a friend's house for an impromptu jam, taking your axe on vacation, playing a club gig across town or doing a world tour... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015 – House of Worship: Fender Guitars are simply out of this world!

Justin Norvell gives us to tour of all the latest with Fender. As one of the most versatile instruments in the industry, the clean clarity and pristine beauty of the Fender sound is ideal for the worship guitarist... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Custom Shop 1970 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster

Straight from Fender's Custom Shop comes the 1970 Relic Stratocaster. Featuring a relic'd alder body and a trio of Fat '60s single-coil pickups, these Starts give you plenty of classic midrange bite. You also get... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Custom Shop 1957 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop is releasing the 1957 Time Machine Relic Stratocaster. A recreation of the highly-coveted 1957 Strat, these guitars feature deep-contoured, heavy-relic'd alder bodies, as well as hand-wound '50s... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Custom Shop 2015 Postmodern Stratocaster

The Fender Custom Shop is unveiling the Fender Custom Shop 2015 Postmodern Stratocaster, their contemporary take on the classic Strat. Built from lightweight ash, these guitars are loaded with Fat '60s single-coil... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Custom Shop 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster

New for 2015, the Fender Custom Shop is releasing the Fender Custom Shop 1955 Limited Edition Relic Stratocaster. Featuring lightweight ash bodies with lacquer Relic finishes in either 2-color Sunburst or Dirty... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster

The Fender Custom Shop 1963 Time Machine Relic Telecaster solidbody electric guitar delivers authentic visuals in a highly playable instrument. This '63 Relic Telecaster gives you the twang, bite, and vibe of the... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop Dual P-90 Telecaster Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT64MwydeRc Get the Fender Custom Shop Dual P-90 Tele here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleDP903TSB Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear, Vol. 106 Mitch Gallagher presents the... Read more »

Guitar of the Day: Fender Custom Shop 60th Anniversary ’54 Heavy Relic Stratocaster

As the Stratocaster begins its sixth decade, the Fender Custom Shop releases the 60th Anniversary '54 Heavy Relic Stratocaster to commemorate the occasion. Honoring the Stratocaster's very first model year, this... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop P-90 Top Bound Telecaster Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fmaQ2BUIzc Get the P-90 Top Bound Telecaster at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleP90TB3TSB/ Mike Eldred from the Fender Custom Shop demonstrates the P-90... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop Dual Tone Top Bound Telecaster NOS Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hThumvv71c Get the Dual Tone Top Bound Tele at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleDTTBFG/ Mike Eldred from the Fender Custom Shop demonstrates the Dual Tone... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop Double TVJ Telecaster NOS Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGS1gNQTZxw Get the Double TVJ Telecaster NOS at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleDTVDR/ Mike Eldred from the Fender Custom Shop demonstrates the Double... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop 2013 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hem9lSZ5iY Get the 2013 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StratCDRF3CS/ Mike Eldred from the Fender Custom Shop demonstrates the... Read more »

Fender Custom Shop 1963 Custom Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrR9AFiHwxw Get the 1963 Custom Relic Telecaster at Sweetwater here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Tele63CRFCT/ Mike Eldred from the Fender Custom Shop demonstrates the 1963... Read more »