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Fender celebrates its history – and iconic Surf Green finish – with the Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection
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Fender may have just unveiled the stunning Custom Shop Prestige guitars, but the company isn’t done yet: witness the brand-new Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection.

The brainchild of master builders Paul Waller and Ron Thorn, the collection saw each Custom Shop Master Builder chose a particular year in Fender history to showcase, building their own vintage-inspired electric guitar or bass finished in Fender’s iconic Surf Green color.

And that’s not all: the Custom Shop team then added matching amplifiers, pedals and even a custom painted Gretsch drum kit, which accompanied Master Builder Dennis Galuszka’s ‘63 Esquire.

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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Dennis Galuszka’s ‘63 Esquire with matching Gretsch drum kit (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Chris Fleming (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Jason Smith (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Carlos Lopez (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Dale Wilson (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Vincent Van Trigt (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Tony Corona (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

George Ruiz (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Levi Perry (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Greg Fessler (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Steve Mather (Image credit: Fender)
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Yuriy Shishkov (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Kyle McMillin (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Todd Krause (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Ron Thorn (Image credit: Fender)
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Fender's Masterbuilt Surf Green with Envy Collection

Nick Saccone (Image credit: Fender)

The collection includes six amplifiers, both custom-built and production line, as well as two matching effects pedals – a Boost and a Tremolo - handbuilt by Fender’s Vice President, R&D, Guitars Stan Cotey.

Each model in the collection is one-of-a-kind and sold only at authorized Fender Custom Shop showcase dealers in person or online. The six amps are sold individually as well.

For more information, head to Fender.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.