Fender Custom Shop Founders Design Guitars

Feb 24, 2017

Category: Gear

30 years ago, Fender guitars  opened the Custom Shop sect of their business with a small group of ragtag luthiers (a fancy name for guitar builder) in a small workspace. The brand wasn’t even certain that the project would succeed. But sure enough, the orders came pouring through. Everyone from Johnny Cash to Eric Clapton – and everyone in between – wanted one. Now, 30 years later and a clear-cut success, those same builders have each designed their dream guitar for Fender to sell.

Called the Founders Design Collection, these instruments represent the highest echelon of guitar building prowess. They include a range of body shapes – including Fender’s Esquire/Telecaster, the Jazzmaster, and (the brand’s most famous shape) the Stratocaster – are crafted out of varying tone woods from blonde ash to the blackest ebony, and feature styling that is simultaneously classic and representative of the men who designed them. Ownership of one of these premium guitars, however, will cost you a premium price. They range from $5,450 up to $8,400 a piece. [Purchase]

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

lululemon's 5 Year Basic Henley Comes With Lycra Fabric For Superior Comfort

Giving the iconic 3-button design a 21st-century refresh with modern materials.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Organize Your EDC Kit With Distil Union’s Magnetic Hybrid Gear-Storage System

A highly-modular all-in-one system to organize your EDC loadout.

Posted By

Jan 25, 2021

Featured Image

Adidas Gives Its Predator Cleats More DEMONSKIN & A New Split Collar Design

Treated to 360° spike coverage with direct input from elite athletes.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2021

Featured Image

The 10 Best Fire Starters

Trustworthy tools to ensure you can ignite a flame when you need it most.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2021

Featured Image

Nike Evolves The Soccer Cleat With A Dragonfly-Inspired Ultra-Thin Mercurial

Focusing specifically on improving the shoe's fit, touch, traction, and style.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2021

Featured Image

Fenix Deploys A Magnesium-Cased, 1.5K-Lumen, BOA-Fitted LED Headlamp

Capable of operating in the world's most extreme conditions and temperatures.

Posted By

Jan 21, 2021