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New Violinmaster Telecaster Relic Guitar From Fender’s Custom Shop



Limited edition Violinmaster Telecaster® Relic® guitar from principal master builder, Yuriy Shishkov.

Inspired by the world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell and his legendary 1713 “Gibson ex-Huberman” Stradivarius violin, Yuriy Shishkov set out to make this iconic instrument his muse for his latest Fender Custom Shop showpiece by personally reaching out to the artist himself.

Mimicking its bold design, Shishkov has captured the essence of the 300-year old violin through both its look and feel as a reincarnation in the form of a guitar. The instrument’s design includes a Fender Patent Pending Floating bridge with interchangeable four saddles (Bronze, Ocean Coral, Buffalo Horn, and Ebony) that will come in a small “violin case” made from leftovers of the body’s “core” flame maple,  a custom made Ebony/brass tailpiece. It also contains copied and proportionally scaled Huberman Stradivarius violin “F” holes, and a newly designed “round-lam fingerboard”, headstock adjust with no “skunk stripe” 22 frets neck. The Fender Custom Shop™ will be releasing up to 60 built-to-order Fender® Violinmaster Telecaster guitars globally. 

With a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Bell has performed with every major orchestra in the world on six continents, and has served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields since 2011. His “Gibson ex-Huberman” Stradivarius violin holds just as many accolades as he does, having belonged to some of history’s most renowned violinists since the early 1700s. The Fender Custom Violinmaster Telecaster Relic creation further commemorates the history of the historic Stradivarius violin.

Limited-Edition Fender®Violinmaster Telecaster® Relic®  guitar- ($30,000 USD, €30,599, £26,899, ($50,000 AUD, ¥ 4,290,000 JPY) 

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