Fender's Master Builders showcase their formidable skills
Every year, the talented Master Builders of the Fender Custom Shop are given a challenge to each build a guitar with no boundaries. This is the result; the 2021 Prestige Collection of electric guitar and bass instruments. And they really are works of art.
Check them out, with the insight from the builders below.
Yuriy Shishkov: Leaves of Tears
Scott Buehl: Acrylic Jazzmaster
Dale Wilson: Tapestry Telecaster
Jason Smith: Custom ‘60s P Bass Special
Carlos Lopez: Double Neck Marauder
Kyle McMillin: Custom Burled Redwood Strat
Todd Krause: Box Top Tele
Chris Fleming: Jazz Telecaster
Vincent Van Trigt: Custom Flamingo Sunset Tele
Paul Waller: Sugar Surprise Strat
Dennis Galuszka: Custom ‘62 Precision Bass
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