Fender launches lovely Telecaster impressed by 300-year-old Stradivarius

For the previous couple of years, Fender Customized Store’s Principal Grasp Builder Yuriy Shishkov has impressed us with gorgeous guitar creations just like the Kodak-inspired Studioliner, the Fabergé-tastic Coronation Strat, and most lately a beautiful turntable primarily based on the corporate’s Precision bass. For the limited-edition Violinmaster, he was impressed by the 1713 “Gibson-Huberman” Stradivarius owned and performed by celebrated violinist Joshua Bell.

The storied Stradavari violin (twice stolen from Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman and lacking for 50 years earlier than it was rediscovered due to a deathbed confession) has been the Grammy winner’s weapon of selection since 2001. Bell most lately gave permission to Shishkov to look at the instrument to tell the creation of the Violinmaster Telecaster Relic.

Yuriy Shushkov has included proportionally scaled copies of the F Holes from Joshua Bell’s 1713 Stradivarius violin


“Within the Violinmaster idea, I wished to ‘mix’ the violin and basic Telecaster guitar collectively with out including one thing {that a} guitar participant wouldn’t ever want,” mentioned the Grasp Builder. “For me, innovation is a unending course of which is part of my job. It helps me make one thing higher, new, and even the not possible.”

The guitar rocks a flame maple physique with a carved “Stradivari” profile to the again and spruce high (sourced from northern Italy’s Fiemme Valley), and boasts proportionally scaled copies of the unique violin’s F Holes in addition to violin purfling. The physique and the C-shaped Bosnian flame maple neck, topped by a 22-fret “round-lam” ebony fingerboard, have been handled to a splendidly heat hand-polished vintage end.

The design additionally features a model new patent-pending “floating” bridge with interchangeable saddles – 4 coming with the guitar in a particular case produced from flame maple leftovers from the physique’s core – and an ebony/brass tailpiece.

The Violinmaster Telecaster Relic includes a new patent-pending floating bridge, with four interchangeable saddles included

The Violinmaster Telecaster Relic features a new patent-pending floating bridge, with 4 interchangeable saddles included


The guitar is residence to a few piezo pickups and two TV Jones ThunderBlade pickups, making for number of tone choices on faucet. And elsewhere are black Gotoh tuning machines, ebony buttons, and a graphite nut.

“I used to be merely blown away by the great thing about the Fender Customized Store guitar and amazed at how Yuriy managed to seize the spirit and aesthetic of my 1713 Stradivarius violin, whereas creating one thing totally distinctive,” commented Bell on viewing the completed guitar.

The Violinmaster Telecaster Relic is restricted to simply 60 models worldwide, and although not fairly as costly because the violin that served as Shishkov’s muse, this gorgeous creation should still make your coronary heart skip a beat at US$30,000 apiece. Every instrument ships in a deluxe hardshell case and comes with a certificates of authenticity. The video under has extra.

Constructing the Violinmaster with Yuriy Shishkov | Dream Manufacturing facility | Fender

Product web page: Violinmaster Telecaster Relic

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