Iconic guitar brand Fender has just showcased the 2019 Custom Shop collection in Sydney. It featured a host of Strats, Teles, Offsets, Precision and Jazz basses of every classic variety. Plus, there were a couple of models that you might not have heard of.
The Custom Shop pays homage the history of this axe giant, complete with tributes to Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, some imaginative mods and more relics than you’d find in a shipwreck.
Fender has just launched its 2019 Custom Shop Showcase in Sydney. The collection featured a massive range of tastefully aged Strats, Teles and basses.
Among the standouts was Jimmy Page’s signature Tele, as well as Strats dedicated to blues legends Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. But if you wanted to take a trip off the beaten path, there was also a ’65 Jaguar Lush Closet Classic, a Paisley Jazzmaster Journeyman Relic and a Roasted Pine Double Esquire.
Other choice axes included the Caballo Tone Telecaster Relic, complete with a TV Jones pickup in the neck, a ’67 Sea Foam Strat, with parchment neck binding, plus a ’59 P Bass, ’60 Jazz Bass.
Among the heavy relics were models that revealed patterns underneath. This is because when a pattern like Paisley or Sunburst didn’t make the cut from the factory floor, they were often covered with another layer of block colour. Therefore, some of the models from this collection reveal a pattern that you might not expect.
For more information, visit the Fender website.