The brainchild of Mike Born, Fender’s director of wood technology, the new 2017 Exotic Collection is a dream for guitarist around the world.


Capturing the spirit of Fender’s early years and recalling the original prototype instruments fashioned from pine, the company has come full circle with three new models made from pine that dates back more than 100 years as part of the Buckstaff Furniture Company’s facility in Oshkosh, Wisc.

(The three pine models included in the collection are the Limited Edition American Professional Pine Jazzmaster, Limited Edition American Vintage ’59 Pine Stratocaster and Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster.)

“We thermally treated it to reduce the weight and that also gives it an aged guitar sound and darkens the color a little”, Born said. “We don’t have to add stain to it. It’s natural. And all the defects like the knots in the wood and old bolt holes are all included.”


Rescued mahogany from Honduras

 Rescued mahogany from Honduras can be found in the bodies of the Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Stratocaster, Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline and Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Tele Deluxe Shawbucker.

 

Shedua is a common acoustic wood, sometimes referred to as ovangkal.

 “It comes out of Central Africa and gets a nice figure to it,” Born said. “It’s a little like rosewood as a top. The 2017 Limited Edition Shedua Top Stratocaster balances the traditional Strat sound with a rich-toned okoume body and shedua top. 

 The 2017 Limited Edition Malaysian Blackwood Telecaster 90 features an elegant Malaysian blackwood top,  a species of ebony that grows on one of the islands in Indonesia.

The sole bass in the collection is the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT, which features an eye-catching figured maple top and quartersawn neck.

Aged, figured maple necks 

“Let’s not forget to mention the necks,” Born added. “They’re from a stash of aged, figured maple necks that we’ve been saving for something special. And this is a truly special collection.”




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Included in the collection are:













2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass FMT

The new 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Jazz Bass combines modern features with a stunning figured maple top to create an instrument that looks as 
beautiful as it sounds. The new model features brand-new V-Mod single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, a slim “Modern C”-shaped neck and 20 narrow-tall frets that provide comfortable playing feel and perfect intonation.





2017 Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Stratocaster

A departure from Fender’s traditional tone wood choices, the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Stratocaster tempers the traditional Strat® sound with the rich tone and warm look of mahogany. The new limited model features three of Fender’s brand-new V-Mod single-coil pickups, a new treble-bleed tone circuit and new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile and narrow-tall frets.





2017 Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Tele Deluxe ShawBucker

 The 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Mahogany Tele Deluxe ShawBucker tempers the traditional Tele bite with rich sound and the warm look of mahogany. 
The new model features a pair of fat-sounding ShawBucker humbucking pickups, 22 narrow-tall frets and a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard that is ideal for most playing styles.





2017 Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline

The new 2017 Limited Edition American Elite Mahogany Tele Thinline tempers the traditional Telecaster bite with the rich sound and warm look of mahogany. 
The model features a single 4th Gen Noiseless single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup and a fat-sounding ShawBucker Special Wind humbucking neck pickup 
(coil-splittable via the S-1 switch) for noise-free, high-output tone. The Elite Suspension Bridge is a unique design with a screwless mount that increases the
 vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response.





2017 Limited Edition American Vintage ’59 Pine Stratocaster

Fender’s original prototype instruments were fashioned from pine and now, with the 2017 Limited Edition American Vintage ’59 Pine Stratocaster, the company 
has come full circle. The new limited model features three American Vintage ’59 single-coil Strat® pickups, 21 narrow-tall frets and a 9.5”-radius maple 
fingerboard that is ideal for most playing styles.





2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster

The 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster contains body wood that began its functional life over 100 years ago as part of the Buckstaff Furniture 
Company’s facility in Oshkosh, Wis. before it was reclaimed, cooked and fashioned into an instrument. The new limited-edition model also features a single American 
Vintage ’64 Gray-bottom single-coil Tele pickup, a Lollar Charlie Christian single-coil neck pickup, 22 narrow-tall frets and a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard.





2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Jazzmaster

A truly unique instrument, thanks to its grain, knotholes and man-made imperfections. Features in the new limited-edition model include a pair of V-Mod single-coil 
Jazzmaster pickups, 22 narrow-tall frets, a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard and an improved tremolo and bridge that incorporate a screw-in arm and brass Mustang saddles.





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