When you buy a guitar from the Fender Custom Shop, you’re buying an instrument created according to the traditions of Leo Fender and his staff in the original Fender facilities - an instrument intended to encapsulate the look, tone, and feel of the groundbreaking first Fender guitars, as well as Custom one-offs, and history twisting modern designs. Founded in 1987 under the supervision of Bill Schulz, the Fender Custom Shop has grown to incorporate an impressive list of Master Builders whose collective expertise can be seen in every Custom Shop guitar that is produced. If a vintage Fender isn’t in the cards for you right now, a Custom Shop guitar will satisfy that vintage craving—without any guilty explanations to the bank (or to your spouse!).