Choose Custom Options
Tone Wood Options
Neck Wood Options
Neck Shape Options
Everybody plays differently, and the “right” neck shape can go a long way to making any guitar feel like “home”. We offer a number of classic profiles from Fender’s storied history—all artfully shaped by hand. If you have a special neck shape in mind, a Custom Shop Master Builder can craft any neck you desire.
Select a Fret Wire
Custom Shop frets are made from only the highest quality nickel, and can be made in a variety of different heights and thicknesses. Larger frets tend to account for easier string bending. Smaller frets are “true to vintage” in many cases, and facilitate easier chording. Medium jumbo frets are designed to be the perfect marriage between small vintage frets and modern jumbo frets. Keep the following examples in mind when choosing the frets that you want on your guitar:
Hand-Wound: True to Fender history prior to 1965, hand-wound or "scatter-wound" pickups are distinctly unique in character. Each pickup has its own subtle nuances and personalized character which is what made the original Fender pickpus so sought after and prized.
Machine Wound: Each pickup is consistent and even in winds making each one sound and respond relatively the same. Though most of the Custom Shop pickups are hand-wound, some players prefer the consistency of machine-wound pickups, so we are happy to offer both options.