Fender Stratocaster

  • ​HBO's adaptation on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire has entered its final season, and to bid the epic fantasy TV series a fond farewell, Fender's Custom Shop has created three special guitars dubbed the Game of Thrones Sigil Collection.​
  • ​​If you want a guitar that's dripping with history then you can either hit the auctions or grab yourself an instrument made using wood from old buildings. Fender has chosen the latter for a limited edition Telecaster from Yuriy Shishkov​ that makes use of bench boards from the Hollywood Bowl.​
  • Fender Custom Shop is celebrating its 30th birthday this year and Master Builder Paul Waller has partnered with a famous tequila house to build a gorgeous Stratocaster from agave that "brings to life the connection between Jose Cuervo and rock & roll."​
  • This year marks the 30th anniversary of Fender's Custom Shop, the limited edition/special order arm of the famous marque that turns "musical dreams into reality." To celebrate, the Custom Shop tasked eight of its founding craftsmen to create their ultimate guitars.
  • Traveler guitars has been making road-ready six-string travel companions for 25 years, but the latest model is a little different from the company's usual offerings. Loosely based on Fender's Stratocaster, the Travelcaster has no body showing beyond the pickguard yet offers full scale playability.​
  • ​Around this time last year, we featured a jaw-dropping Prestige Collection Telecaster based on an 18th century pocket watch. Fender's Yuriy Shishkov has been raiding the company's jewelry box again, this time to produce the Strat-shaped Studioliner that riffs off of a 1930s Kodak camera.
  • ​Fender has introduced a new online tool that allows musicians to customize a new build to match their individual needs. Players can choose from four base models and then modify the design by choosing from over 70,000 options. The guitar is then built and shipped out within a month.
  • Ex-military man and accomplished luthier Dean Fraser from Chorley in Lancashire, UK, has spent the last couple of years up to his ears in sticks and glue to create the stunning 1954 Fender Stratocaster tribute guitar.
  • We've seen many examples of cardboard breaking out of its box, including a rolling Lexus, play furniture for kids, and a bike and helmet. But the crazy folks over at Signal Snowboards and Ernest Packaging have teamed up with the Fender Custom Shop to build a one-off Strat that really rocks.
  • Vintage guitars are now a viable investment. Our list of the most valuable guitars ever sold shows the key factor is the significance of the instrument in musical history, with guitars formerly played by Clapton, Hendrix, and the guitar–playing Beatles dominating the listings.​