The Fender Custom Shop Annual Collection is designed to showcase the latest innovations to emerge from the Fender Factory, and the guitar giants aren’t holding back in 2019. This year’s collection arrives in four distinct iterations: Limited Edition, Time Machine, Postmodern and Vintage Custom.
Meanwhile, the Prestige collection boasts 11 new guitars for 2019:
Fender Prestige Collection 2019
- Paul Waller: Building Block Strat
- Jason Smith: Luna Y Sol
- Scott Buehl: Prestige Frosted Duco Tele
- Yuriy Shishkov: Silence
- Dennis Galuszka: Hawaiian Fish Hook Telecaster
- Dale Wilson: Spalted Maple Telecaster
- Todd Krause: Goldfish Stratocaster
- Greg Fessler: Battle of Missionary Ridge Tele
- John Cruz: Exotic Thinline Stratocaster
- Ron Thorn: Coronado Antigua Burst
- Kyle McMillin: The Exotic Hybrid
We’ve taken the liberty of sharing a brief rundown of some collection highlights below:
PAUL WALLER BUILDING BLOCK STRAT
Made from actual toy building bricks, Paul Waller’s signature follows his 2015 Cardboard Strat and is designed to appeal to “the young at heart.” Features include handmade hardware imitating traditional brick pieces, made of guitar-worthy materials.
JASON SMITH LUNA Y SOL
A custom Precision Bass inspired by Jason Smith’s meeting with artist Madeline Hanlon at last year’s NAMM. The unique wood-burned image and red coral inlays are a huge drawcard for this design.
DENNIS GALUSZKA HAWAIIAN FISH HOOK TELECASTER
Inspired by Galuszka’s love of Hawaiian culture, this Telecaster features a vintage pickup and rope binding on the hook – the first of its kind on a guitar.
DALE WILSON SPALTED MAPLE TELECASTER
Featuring a Violin Burst to highlight the spalted maple top, the Dale Wilson Telecaster is an ideal choice for players who appreciate exotic wood guitars. It also features herringbone binding and P90 pickups in conjunction with a hand-wound Josephina Broadcaster pickup.
Fender has also shared news of amplifier updates as part of this jam-packed announcement, introduced as the following three releases: One of a Kind Walnut Double Champ Amplifier 120V, ’64 Deluxe Tiki Amp & Stratocaster Set, and ’64 Deluxe Kraken Amp & Telecaster Set.
Read on for the full list of Fender’s Annual releases to expect in 2019.
Fender 2019 Annual Collections
- Vintage Custom ’57 Strat
- Vintage Custom ’62 Stratocaster
- Vintage Custom ’58 Telecaster
- Vintage Custom 1958 Jazzmaster
- 2019 Postmodern Strat Maple – Journeyman Relic
- 2019 Postmodern Strat Rosewood – Journeyman Relic
- 2019 Postmodern Tele – Journeyman Relic
- 2019 Postmodern Bass – Journeyman Relic
- 1959 Heavy Relic Stratocaster
- 1965 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster
- 1967 Stratocaster Rosewood Relic
- 1952 Telecaster Relic
- 1956 Telecaster Journeyman Relic
- 1965 Custom Telecaster Relic
- 1959 Jazzmaster Rosewood Journeyman
- 1964 Jaguar Lush Closet Classic
- 1960 Precision Bass Heavy Relic
- 1961 Jazz Bass Heavy Relic
- Limited Edition Roasted Pine Double Esquire Relic
- Limited Edition Big Head Strat Rosewood Journeyman Relic
- Limited Edition Roasted Tomatillo Strat Relic
- Limited Edition Roasted Tomatillo Strat Rosewood Relic
- Limited Edition Thinline Loaded Nocaster Relic