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The History of the Fender Custom Shop

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The Early Days of the Fender Custom Shop

The Fender Custom Shop was founded in 1987 as a way to meet the growing demand for custom-made Fender guitars. At the time, Fender was only producing a limited number of standard models, and many players were looking for something more unique. The Custom Shop was created to fill this void by offering a wide range of options for customizing Fender guitars, including different body shapes, neck profiles, pickups, and finishes.

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The Custom Shop quickly became a popular destination for players of all levels, from beginners to professionals. Some of the most famous guitarists in the world have had guitars built by the Custom Shop, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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The 1990s and 2000s

In the 1990s and 2000s, the Fender Custom Shop continued to grow and evolve. The company expanded its range of offerings to include not only guitars, but also basses, amplifiers, and other accessories. The Custom Shop also began to develop its own unique line of guitars, such as the Masterbuilt Series and the Artist Series.

In 2007, the Fender Custom Shop moved to a new facility in Corona, California. The new facility is state-of-the-art and allows the Custom Shop to build guitars and basses with even greater precision and quality than before.

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The Present Day

Today, the Fender Custom Shop is one of the most respected and sought-after guitar builders in the world. The company's guitars are known for their exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and unique designs. The Custom Shop also offers a wide range of services, such as repairs, modifications, and restorations.

Whether you're a beginner or a professional, the Fender Custom Shop can help you create the guitar of your dreams.


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