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How to make your dream reality

HOW DO I GET A FENDER CUSTOM SHOP INSTRUMENT BUILT?

That's the number-one question we get asked. The answer begins with you.

It begins with an idea you had, perhaps a vintage guitar you once owned, or a guitar you saw that really grabbed you and wouldn't let go. Maybe it's the guitar you always wanted to have built - the one with your name inlaid on the fingerboard in mother-of-pearl.

Who knows? You do!

GETTING STARTED IS SIMPLE

First, we need to decide on the feature set that will work best for you.

There are several main factors to consider, and the neck-shape is probably the most unique and individual part of the entire instrument. It will determine how you "approach" the guitar and influence how you play. We offer unlimited options for neck shapes and too many to list here, however we have narrowed them down to the basic shapes to get you started.

Beyond the neck, there is also fretboard radius and fret size, body wood and finish, pickups and electronics, and many more specs to consider...

MAKING THE DREAM REALITY

Our Custom Shop Dealers will be able to help you work through the specs so that you have a better idea of what will best suit your specific playing style.

Once you have decided on your ideal guitar, the Custom Shop Dealer will arrange a quote for you, and when you are happy with the quote we'll submit your order to the Fender Custom Shop.

Your instrument will either be built by our Team of luthiers or, if it's very detailed (or requested), it might be assigned to a Master Builder.

Finally, your instrument will be sent to you through the Custom Shop Dealer. You'll have it at last - not only a great instrument designed especially for you, but also a piece of Fender's rich legacy and history!

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GETTING YOUR BUILD STARTED