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 (opens in new tab) 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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