Make'n Music is an authorized Fender dealer. The Fender Custom Shop has been producing high end guitars that are to playing what the Ferrari is to driving. The skilled luthiers in Fender's Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that span the gamut of excellence. Whether it's building a new custom guitar from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best are some of the best on the market today.
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Make'n Music is an authorized Fender dealer. The Fender Custom Shop has been producing high end guitars that are to playing what the Ferrari is to driving. The skilled luthiers in Fender's Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that span the gamut of excellence. Whether it's building a new custom guitar from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best are some of the best on the market today.

Builder Bio

Since 1987, the Fender Custom Shop has been a "dream factory," producing some of the finest guitars imaginable. The skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, Calif., Custom Shop are known worldwide for their artistry in making guitars that range from the fine to the fantastic. Whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best.

Fender Custom Shop instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest players-names like Clapton, Beck, Burton, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend and Vaughan, to name just a few. One could be yours.

John Cruz(pictured here) came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous “Number One” Stratocaster® guitar. Be sure to check out one of our Make'n Music Exclusive Fender Custom Shop John Cruz MVP strats or teles.

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Custom Guitar Builder

Not exactly what you're looking for? We specialize in Custom Fender guitars and special orders.

Click here to fill out our Fender Custom Shop Guitar Builder form and build it the way you want.

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Fender Custom Shop Dealer

Not only is Make'n Music a top Fender Custom Shop dealer, we have been the original home of tone since 1973 and for over 40 years we've been committed to meeting the needs of our customers. Make'n Music offers a hand-picked selection of premium boutique and custom gear. Our Northbrook, IL showroom is open and comfortable with private, soundproof demonstration rooms for a pleasant shopping environment while our website - www.makenmusic.com is regularly updated with an incredible array of custom electric guitars, tube amplifiers and effects pedals. Knowledgeable and courteous sales professionals are always available to help make sure the gear you want is the best choice to suit your needs. Whether you're looking to pick up a new hobby, push sonic boundaries or simply tweak your tone, Make'n Music is the place!