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Classic Kodak camera inspires diamond-studded Fender creation

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Fender Custom Shop's gorgeous Studioliner Stratocaster guitar
Fender Custom Shop's gorgeous Studioliner Stratocaster guitar
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The Fender Custom Shop Studioliner was inspired by a Kodak Bantam Special photo camera from 1936 (bottom left)
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The Fender Custom Shop Studioliner was inspired by a Kodak Bantam Special photo camera from 1936 (bottom left)
The special edition red, black and silver Studioliner six string boasts a thousand diamonds
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The special edition red, black and silver Studioliner six string boasts a thousand diamonds
Fender Custom Shop Senior Master Builder, and creator of the Studioliner, Yuriy Shishkov
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Fender Custom Shop Senior Master Builder, and creator of the Studioliner, Yuriy Shishkov
The Custom Shop Studioliner guitar has been valued at around $450,000
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The Custom Shop Studioliner guitar has been valued at around $450,000
The Studioliner guitar boasts 423 diamonds to the front, 462 around the back and 115 elsewhere
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The Studioliner guitar boasts 423 diamonds to the front, 462 around the back and 115 elsewhere
A 1936 Kodak Bantam Special photo camera, on which the Studioliner guitar is based
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A 1936 Kodak Bantam Special photo camera, on which the Studioliner guitar is based
The impressive Studioliner Stratocaster guitar features quite a bit of silver work, some striking Guilloche Enamel inlays and custom made hardware
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The impressive Studioliner Stratocaster guitar features quite a bit of silver work, some striking Guilloche Enamel inlays and custom made hardware
Fender Custom Shop's gorgeous Studioliner Stratocaster guitar
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Fender Custom Shop's gorgeous Studioliner Stratocaster guitar
The Stuidoliner is made from exhibition-grade wood, has been treated to three rail pickups, custom electronics and an attractive custom Deco bridge
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The Stuidoliner is made from exhibition-grade wood, has been treated to three rail pickups, custom electronics and an attractive custom Deco bridge
The Studioliner Stratocaster guitar was inspired by an Art Deco photo camera from 1936 designed by Walter Dorwin Teague
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The Studioliner Stratocaster guitar was inspired by an Art Deco photo camera from 1936 designed by Walter Dorwin Teague
There are 462 diamonds on the back of the Studioliner guitar
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There are 462 diamonds on the back of the Studioliner guitar
Striking Guilloche Enamel inlays, lots of silver work and Art Deco designs all help make the Studioliner quite the stunner
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Striking Guilloche Enamel inlays, lots of silver work and Art Deco designs all help make the Studioliner quite the stunner
Intricate silver work and Guilloche Enamel inlays of the Studioliner guitar from Fender Custom Shop's Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov
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Intricate silver work and Guilloche Enamel inlays of the Studioliner guitar from Fender Custom Shop's Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov
Even the custom bridge of the Studioliner guitar has been given the Art Deco treatment
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Even the custom bridge of the Studioliner guitar has been given the Art Deco treatment
The Stuidoliner is made from exhibition-grade wood, has been treated to three rail pickups, custom electronics and an attractive custom Deco bridge
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The Stuidoliner is made from exhibition-grade wood, has been treated to three rail pickups, custom electronics and an attractive custom Deco bridge
Fender Custom Shop's 2017 Masterbuilt Prestige collection on show at NAMM last month
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Fender Custom Shop's 2017 Masterbuilt Prestige collection on show at NAMM last month

Around this time last year, we featured a jaw-dropping Prestige Collection Telecaster from Fender's Yuriy Shishkov that was based on an 18th century pocket watch. The Custom Shop Master Builder has been raiding the company's jewelry box again, this time to produce a Strat-shaped creation called the Studioliner that riffs off of a 1930s Kodak camera.

The Masterbuilt Prestige Studioliner guitar was built to celebrate Fender Custom Shop's 30th anniversary. It's valued at around US$450,000, and has not only been inspired by a Kodak Bantam Special photo camera from 1936, an Art Deco masterpiece designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, but is also sold with an example of the camera.

The special edition red, black and silver six string boasts a thousand diamonds – 423 to the front, 462 around the back and 115 elsewhere – and a handful of rubies. There's quite a bit of silver work, some striking Guilloche Enamel inlays and custom made hardware.

The impressive Studioliner Stratocaster guitar features quite a bit of silver work, some striking Guilloche Enamel inlays and custom made hardware
The impressive Studioliner Stratocaster guitar features quite a bit of silver work, some striking Guilloche Enamel inlays and custom made hardware

The guitar is made from exhibition-grade wood, has been treated to three rail pickups (instead of the usual pole-packing single coil pickups found in most Strats), custom electronics and an attractive custom Deco bridge.

The Studioliner is definitely something of a beauty, though we've no idea if it sounds as good as it looks – other than Fender promising "stand-out performance and presence." You can listen to Shishkov talk briefly about the build in the video below, and be sure to head to the gallery for lots of photos of this camera-inspired stunner.

Source: Fender Custom Shop

NAMM 2017 | Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov On His Unique Fender Studioliner | Fender

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