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Fender Mod Shop goes 3D,

Fender Mod Shop goes 3D  ·  Source: Fender

The Fender Mod Shop now uses WebGL, giving customers a fully 3D-rendered view of their custom instruments. But that’s not all. To make it an even sweeter launch, the Shop has added a host of great new options to choose from.

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Fender Mod Shop Update

Having a 3D-rendered model of the guitar you are trying to build at Fender’s online Mod Shop is indeed a welcome upgrade to the service, but that is not all they now have on offer. The online guitar building website, where you can customise your own guitar, also has some major updates to the tonewoods, options and hardware on offer.

Fender Mod Shop new options

Fender Mod Shop new options

New Tonewood

The Mod Shop now gives you the option to choose an instrument with a roasted pine body, in either Sienna Sunburst or Butterscotch Blonde finishes, which are a terrific couple of options to choose from. Plus, both Stratocaster or Telecaster builds can now come with a large ’70s-style headstock for no extra cost, which could be perfect if you are looking for that CBS look of the late ’60s and into the ’70s.

Over the last four years the Fender Mod Shop has added things like solid rosewood necks and SilverBurst finishes, and it is great to see them adding yet more and more options for your custom build orders.

Telecaster with a Bigsby B5 vibrato

Telecaster with a Bigsby B5 vibrato shown as a 3D-rendered model

Bigsby vibrato

You can also now spec a Telecaster with a Bigsby B5 vibrato for the first time, which should please a lot of players. A Tele with a Bigsby can be a wonderful guitar, and adds a little bit of vintage shimmer to your playing.

Jazzmaster in Sienna Sunburst

Jazzmaster in Sienna Sunburst

Pickup Options

Another update is that you can now order the HS Tele with Fender’s Yosemite pickups and choose the Pure Vintage single-coil pickups on Jazzmaster models. Those Pure Vintage pickups work really nicely in those offset models and is an excellent option to have available.

I really like the 3D-rendered model aspect of the service. It really does make it easier to see what your finished guitar will look like. This is a very useful upgrade to the Fender Mod Shop and I’m sure customers will love it.

More Information on the Fender Mod Shop

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2 responses to “Fender Mod Shop goes 3D: offers new tonewood, finishes, and more!”

  1. Lasse J. Nordvik says:

    Last year I asked Fender if they had any plans to introduce this service to European customers and they said hopefully they could sometime during 2021. I recently asked if they had any updates on this but unfortunately they didn’t. I do hope they manage to offer this to non-US customers at some point. As a halfway point between standard production models and a full blown custom shop instrument this is a terrific service .

  2. eat yr Ghost says:

    Bigsby and a big headstock on a shell pink Tele? Be still my heart, this is very tempting.

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