Fender Japan introduces luxurious Indigo Dye Stratocaster and Telecaster

Fender Made in Japan Limited Collection Indigo Dye Stratocaster and Telecaster
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Fender Japan has announced two ultra-desirable new electric guitars, the Made in Japan Limited Collection Indigo Dye Stratocaster and Telecaster, inspired by the traditional Japanese art of ‘indigo dyeing’.

To achieve an effect similar to that seen on denim clothing, the guitars’ bodies were dipped into jars of indigo dye over a dozen times over a period of time, producing myriad shades of blue across their alder bodies and quilt maple tops.

The finish is complemented by gold parts and pickups - including anodized aluminum pickguards - and roasted maple necks with rosewood fretboards.

On the Strat, you’ll find a trio of Lipstick single coils, while the Tele comes with a pair of Vintage Style Tele singles.

Just 15 of these stunning offerings will be produced, priced at ¥400,000 (around $3,800) - and as is often the case with Fender Japan productions, these models are only available in Japan.

Head over to Fender Japan (opens in new tab) for more info (you might have to change your region on the Fender site).

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).