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Fender 2017 Exotic Collection

By Ellen Leach | April 13, 2017

Fender 2017 Exotic Collection

The recently unveiled Fender 2017 Exotic Collection is a collection of USA-made instruments that departs from Fender’s usual tone wood choices. With only 300 pieces Worldwide of each model, Riff City is one of a group of limited dealers that was granted the opportunity to sell them. There are 9 models in the collection, one to be released each month. While every instrument in this collection is unique because of the exotic wood sources, the $1,999.99 price tag is identical across the board.

The first of 9 has already landed at Riff City – the Malaysian Blackwood Telecaster 90. This guitar enhances traditional Tele style with a Malaysian Blackwood top, which is strong and dense and delivers plenty of sustain. The JP-90 pickups provide authentic, vintage-inspired tone.

Next to be released is the Shedua Top Stratocaster, a warmer, richer version of your traditional Strat. The Okoume body has snappy attack, while the Shedua top highlights its unique voice. The V-Mod pickups pack a powerful punch and are specifically voiced for each position.

We know all you bass players are asking yourself, “What’s in it for me?” Well, step aside guitarists, because the third to be released is a beautiful American Professional Jazz Bass FMT. With an alder body, breath-taking figured maple top, and V-Mod single coils, this bass looks as stunning as it sounds.

Releases four, five, and six all have something very special in common. The American Professional Mahogany Stratocaster, American Professional Mahogany Tele Deluxe Shawbucker, and American Elite Mahogany Telecaster Thinline all have Honduran Mahogany bodies that have endured a decade-long journey, from the forest floors of natural disaster Hurricane Mitch, all the way to your hands.

Bringing up the caboose, the last three releases also share quite a unique commonality. The American Vintage ’59 Pine Stratocaster, American Professional Pine Telecaster, and American Professional Pine Jazzmaster are all constructed of 100-year-old reclaimed Pine from the Buckstaff Furniture Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With different grain patterns, knotholes, and man-made imperfections, each of these instruments have its own unique personality.

All nine of these collectibles are available for pre-order on our website, with ETAs for each within the listings. Due to extremely limited availability, Riff City only has one of each of these to sell. As one of an elite group of retailers, we can’t wait to pass them along to a soon-to-be elite group of owners. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of these Exotic beauties.