Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House

22nd Oct 2010 | 15:18

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Longleat House
As showrooms go, this one ain't bad

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
The guitar room
Well, what would YOU call it?

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
"The main event", as Fender described it
It's like Valhalla for guitars

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
A Strat for all occasions
A selection of Vintage White Relics

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Various Stratocasters and Telecasters
Check out the two-tone 'over-spray' Relics

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Various Stratocasters and Telecasters
Including a Blonde left-handed Nocaster

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Crossing swords
Fender going for the Pink Floyd 'The Wall' effect

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 NOS Sunburst Stratocasters
What's the collective noun for Strats? Is it 'flock'? Yeah, let's go with 'flock'

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 NOS Sunburst Stratocaster
For those that want a 'new' guitar for their money

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 Heavy Relic Sunburst Strats
These were probably used a lot in the '90s - the whole dog-chain/jean thing plays havoc with the finish

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 Heavy Relic Sunburst Strat
Good to see Fender have used (UK firm) Bare Knuckle pickups on a lot of the models

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Lefties need love too!
1960 Heavy Relic Sunburst Strat, NOS Blonde Nocaster and a 1960 NOS Sunburst Strat

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 Heavy Relic Sonic Blue/Candy Green Stratocaster
More examples of the 'over-spray' effect

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1960 Heavy Relic Sonic Blue/Candy Green Stratocaster (detail)
We reckon this technique will add more fuel to the 'Relic debate' fire

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
1963 Heavy Relic Lake Placid Blue/Sunburst Stratocaster
"It's like sunrise over the savannah!" *Wipes tear from eye*

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Masterbuilt 1960 NOS Natural Telecaster
More pimping than 50 Cent's dentals and light as a feather to boot!

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Masterbuilt Heavy Relic Olympic White Custom Telecaster
The black binding on this Custom Tele made it our favourite guitar of the day.

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Masterbuilt Heavy Relic Olympic White Custom Telecaster (headstock)
We've got wood. And strings, tuners, nuts etc

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Stu tries the Masterbuilt Custom Telecaster
"Stop torturing yourself man, you'll never afford it! Live in the now!" Ah 'Wayne's World', how much we owe ye.

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Masterbuilt 1961 Extreme Relic Honey Blonde Stratocaster
For sale: "Very good condition"

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Masterbuilt 1961 Extreme Relic Honey Blonde Stratocaster (bridge)
Complete with authentic rust

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Matt pulls out the big guns. And comes up short.
Apparently a provisional driving license doesn't count as 'currency' anymore...

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Guitarist Magazine shoot
Our sister mag were on-hand shooting a high-budget guitar porno

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Refreshments!
Hot chocolate AND Cadbury's Eclairs!? Ambassador, you are spoiling us...

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Stu examining a 1962 Heavy Relic Stratocaster
We decided it was, unfortunately, too large to sneak out in our trousers.

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Just in case...
See what we did there? That's why we're sat here and you're, well, probably getting paid a lot more than us

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

Gallery: Fender Custom Shop day at Longleat House
Longleat at night
Camera operated through beer goggles

A little while ago the nice chaps at Fender asked if we'd fancy coming along to a day at Longleat House in Somerset to try out some new Custom Shop guitars. Playing it cool, but secretly thinking "this could potentially be the best day of our meagre lives" we graciously accepted. These are the pictures in which our hands were shaking the least…

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