NAMM 2013: Fender Introduces New Acoustic Custom Shop

Published 10 years ago on January 23, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Fender has unveiled it's new Acoustic Custom Shop based in NewHartford, Conneticut. It is operated by some of the company's mostexperienced luthiers and is now producing it's first instrumentswhich include the TPD-1 Dreadnought, TPDCE-1 Dreadnought,Traditional Triple-'O' Custom Shop Designed and the NewporterCustom Shop Designed.

PRESS RELEASE - Fender is thrilled to announce its all-newFender Acoustic Custom Shop, located in New Hartford, Conn.Operated by Fender's most experienced guitar luthiers, the FenderAcoustic Custom Shop is committed to delivering the highest levelsof acoustic guitar craftsmanship.

New from the Acoustic Custom Shop are the Pro Custom Series andMaster designed models, which include the TPD-1 Dreadnought,TPDCE-1 Dreadnought, Traditional Triple-"O" Custom Shop Designed,and Newporter Custom Shop Designed.




The Master Designed Series includes the Traditional Triple-'O'Custom Shop Designed and the Newporter Custom Shop Designed, whichboth feature a solid Carpathian spruce top, forward-shiftedscalloped 'X' bracing and solid figured walnut matched back andsides. The models' two-piece neck in figured curly maple has a soft'V' profile with comfortably rolled edges, 10" radius ebonyfretboard, bone nut and a traditional three-on-a-side headstock(with a Stratocaster headstock on the Newporter Custom ShopDesigned).




The Pro Custom Series includes the TPD-1 Dreadnought and TPDCE-1Dreadnought, which feature a solid Engelmann spruce top and solidmahogany back and sides, a convenient cutaway on the TPDCE-1,scalloped "X" bracing shifted forward for more traditional tone, amahogany neck with soft "V"-shaped profile and dual-action trussrod, 20-fret ebony fingerboard with bone nut and mother-of-pearlinlays, bone bridge saddle and pins, a nitrocellulose lacquerfinish, and Fishman electronics on the TPDCE-1.

Part of the Master Designed Series, the Traditional Triple-"O"Custom Shop Designed and Newporter Custom Shop Designed feature astriking solid Carpathian spruce top, forward-shifted scalloped "X"bracing and solid figured walnut matched back and sides. Themodels' two-piece neck in figured curly maple has a soft "V"profile with comfortably rolled edges, 10" radius ebony fretboard,bone nut and a traditional three-on-a-side headstock (Stratocasterheadstock on the Newporter Custom Shop Designed).

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