Every year the Fender Custom Shop get their Master Builders to go ‘hog wild’ and make something as outlandish as possible! Well it seems that Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov has yet again come up with another insane creation.
‘The Repeater’ comes packaged with a 200-year-old Swiss Repeater watch…
It also contains:
325 natural pearls
20′ 18-karat rose gold wire inlay
12 sq. inches of 18-karat rose gold sheet inlay
Exhibition-grade bird’s-eye maple neck
The Fender Custom Shop stated the following about his year’s ‘Bat Sh*t Crazy’ design
“A Swiss-made mechanical musical movement is married to intricately inlaid precious metals in this matchless Fender Custom Shop creation. Custom-designed hardware and hand-stained wood mesh with gilded hand-carved patterns, dancing along this precious instrument to form a sterling example of the luthier’s art, inspired by an 18th-century pocket watch.
Custom pickup installed into the neck. O.B.E. custom electronics with a ‘pan’ control of guitar and musical movement. Comes with a 200 year old antique 18-karat gold and diamond Swiss repeater watch.”
Well it’s always going to divide opinion and so you’ll either love it or hate it…
Looks pretty horrendous to me and more like something you’d find at a craft fair in a mental asylum. Maybe all those nitro fumes have taken their toll on the poor bloke. But hey, what do I know?