In the world of online made-to-order goods, guitars are the final frontier. For too long customized guitars were a bit of a cumbersome path to follow, leaving buyers in limbo for months while waiting for their designs to come to fruition. Now, Fender has changed the game for good with their Mod Shop Guitars, allowing buyers to order custom-made axes online and approve the final rendering before they head into production.
The service lets interested parties put together their very own Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, or Jazz Bass. And despite what model you end up choosing, specific modifications includes customizations to the fingerboard, tuning machine, bridge, body color, pickguard combo, pickup, and body color. Once all the specs are in order and it receives your final stamp of approval, the order is sent off to Fender’s skilled technicians at their Corona factory in California and shipped to your front door within 30 days. Quite the quick and convenient turnaround for a custom build if you ask us, most likely arriving before you finish writing that first power ballad. Prices start around $1,600. [Purchase]