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.
Design the perfect Fender Custom Shop guitar that's as unique as the music you make. It's simple and fast.
Make'n Music has 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 Northfield, IL showroom is open and comfortable with private, soundproof demonstration rooms for a pleasant shopping environment while our website 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!