NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics

23rd Jan 2013 | 12:25

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Custom shop models feature hand-finished guitars

NAMM 2013: Fender's new Acoustic Custom Shop, announced today, will feature the Collector Custom Series alongside the Pro Custom Series.

The Collector Custom Series features acoustics built at the new Connecticut facility that have been hand-finished by a number of artists, including Sara Ray, Melanie Steinway and Joe Wood.

Click through for more on the range, and visit the official Fender website for more information.

Fender press release

The Fender Acoustic Custom Shop’s Collector Custom Series pairs our finest instruments with the talents of highly regarded contemporary graphic artists. With our guitars as their canvases, the results are one-of-kind acoustic instruments of fascinating creativity and personality—great-sounding and highly distinctive-looking collectors items to be cherished by a fortunate few.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Melanie Steinway "Tribal Ocean" Newporter
The "Tribal Ocean" Newporter has been finished using wood-burning techniques

Fender press release

From the mind of talented graphic artist Melanie Steinway comes a truly cool and different take on a Fender Acoustic Custom Shop instrument. Steinway used a meticulous wood-burning technique to apply her creative oceanic imagery to this Collector Custom Series orchestra-style acoustic, thus creating a limited edition of one. The Acoustic Custom Shop then finished the instrument, with custom features including solid mahogany top, back and sides; bone nut, saddle and bridge pins; nitrocellulose lacquer finish; and Fishman® electronics for rich amplified tone.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Melanie Steinway "Tribal Ocean" Newporter specs
This wood-burned stunner has an SRP of $5500 (£3467)

Melanie Steinway "Tribal Ocean" Newporter Specs

Body Shape: Dreadnought

Body Back: Solid Mahogany

Body Sides: Solid Mahogany

Body Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce

Bracing: Forward Shifted Scalloped X

Body Binding: Aged White

Neck Shape: "C" Shape

Number of Frets: 20

Position Inlays: Dot

Fingerboard Radius: 9" (22.9 cm)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Neck Material: Maple

Nut Width: 1.7" (43.2 mm)

Scale Length: 25.625" (65.09 cm)

Headstock: Traditional Fender

Truss Rods: Dual-Action

Special Electronics: Fishman® Matrix™ Infinity Pickup System

Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardware Finish: Nickel

Bridge: Rosewood

String Nut: Bone

Tuning Machines: Vintage Style

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Melanie Steinway "Tribal Moth" Dreadnought
Steinway's at it again, burning up another guitar...

Fender press release

From the mind of talented graphic artist Melanie Steinway comes a new variation on a Fender Acoustic Custom Shop instrument. Steinway used a meticulous wood-burning technique to apply her creative imagery to this elegant moth-themed Collector Custom Series dreadnought acoustic, creating a limited edition of one.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Melanie Steinway "Tribal Moth" Dreadnought
The "Tribal Moth" has an SRP of $5500 (£3467)

Fender press release (cont.)

The Acoustic Custom Shop then finished the instrument, with remarkable features including a solid Engelmann spruce top; solid mahogany back and sides; bone nut, saddle and bridge pins; nitrocellulose lacquer finish; and Fishman® electronics for superb amplified tone.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Melanie Steinway "Tribal Moth" Dreadnought specs
The "Tribal Moth features all Mahogany contruction

Melanie Steinway "Tribal Moth" Dreadnought Specs

Body Shape: Orchestra

Body Back: Solid Mahogany

Body Sides: Solid Mahogany

Body Top: Solid Mahogany

Bracing: Forward Shifted Scalloped X

Body Binding: Aged White

Neck Shape: "V" Shape

Number of Frets: 20

Position Inlays: Dot

Fingerboard Radius: 10" Radius (254 mm)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Neck Material: Mahogany

Nut Width: 1.7" (43.2 mm)

Scale Length: 25.625" (65.09 cm)

Headstock: Traditional Fender

Truss Rods: Dual-Action

Special Electronics: Fishman® Matrix™ Infinity Pickup System

Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated

Bridge: Rosewood

String Nut: Bone

Tuning Machines: Grover® Rotomatic™ Die-Cast

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Joe Wood "Dia De Los Muertos" Dreadnought
Check out this Day of The Dead inspired bad boy

Fender press release

Combine our top craftsmen and finest materials with the talents of folk artist, punk godfather and T.S.O.L. frontman Joe Wood, and the result is a truly one-of-a-kind Fender Acoustic Custom Shop instrument.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Joe Wood "Dia De Los Muertos" Dreadnought
Joe Wood's acoustic has an SRP of $5500 (£3467)

Fender press release cont.

Painted by the man himself, the Collector Custom Series Joe Wood Dia de los Muertos is thus a skull-adorned limited edition of just one guitar, with fine features such as a solid Engelmann spruce top; solid mahogany back and sides; bone nut, saddle and bridge pins; nitrocellulose lacquer finish; and the Fishman® Matrix Infinity pickup system.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Sara Ray "Pirate Bay" Newporter
Beocme the jester of the surf with this aaargh-some pirate-inspired acoustic

Fender press release

Southern California graphic artist Sara Ray has created this fine Fender Collector Custom Series orchestra-style acoustic with a vibrant and festive pirate scene.

NAMM 2013: Fender unveils Collector Custom Series acoustics
Sara Ray "Pirate Bay" Newporter
The "Pirate Bay" Newporter will set you back $5500 (several thousand pieces of eight)

Fender press release cont.

The Fender Acoustic Custom Shop then finished it, with custom features including solid mahogany top, back and sides; bone nut, saddle and bridge pins; nitrocellulose lacquer finish; and the Fishman® Matrix Infinity pickup system for rich amplified tone.

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