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Have You Seen A Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar Inspired by a Classic Kodak Camera? Check it out here!

11 February 2017

Have You Seen A Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar Inspired by a Classic Kodak Camera? Check it out here!

This diamond-studded Fender guitar was inspired by a classic Kodak camera and we don’t get to see that every day!

When people create art, they tend to inspire from many cultures, other people and amazing places. Some even got inspired from other creations, like this Fender guitar was inspired by a classic Kodak camera!

A custom Fender Stratocaster guitar, adorned with 1,000 diamonds was given so much attention at the National Association of Music Merchants trade show that happened in Anaheim, California.

Designed by Senior Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, the diamond-studded guitar was a reason of celebration. The creation celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Fender Custom Shop, and they went big!

The Fender piece features 423 diamonds on the front, 462 on the back, and about 115 at the top.

Its glistening sterling silver body gives the guitar a certain vibe. As a special touch, they’ve also added rubies into the equation to the side dots.

It’s unclear how much the total weight of the guitar is, but if we find anything, we’ll update this piece.

The designer explained that the anniversary guitar was inspired by the fine lines of the 1936 Kodak Bantam Special camera, which was the vision of famous industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague.

Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar
Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar

Kodak sold the Bantam Special from 1936 to 1948, and since then the camera has made a reputation of being one of the most beautifully designed cameras ever made.

Now we understand why Yuriy Shishkov got his inspiration from this camera.

Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar
Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar

“I wanted to connect the two objects together — the guitar and photo camera,” said Shishkov.

“For that reason it’s actually called Studioliner [to represent the] photo studio and recording studio.”

The guitar is a true example of fine craftsmanship artistry and attention to detail that has earned Fender’s Custom Shop a lot of admiration from all over the world.

Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar
Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar

There isn’t anyone else suitable for this job than Shishkov who is considered one of the last last of the renaissance guitar builders.

Shishkov arrived in the U.S. in 1990 and settled in the Chicago area, where he collaborated with the likes of guitarists Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Paul Stanley of Kiss. Shishkov joined the Fender Custom Shop’s Master Builder team in 2000.

Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar
Diamond-Studded Fender Guitar

What do you think about this diamond-studded Fender guitar? Check out the most expensive guitars in the world, while you are still at the guitar theme! *wink wink*