Fender unveils hardtail Strat bridges, black painted headstocks and Inca Silver finish options for Mod Shop guitars and basses

Fender Mod Shop
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If you’ve ever fancied spec’ing your own custom Fender, the announcement of several enticing new additions to the company’s Mod Shop electric guitar and bass generator might just tip you over the edge.

First up is the option of hardtail bridges for custom Stratocaster builds. Previously only available on Robert Cray and Billy Corgan signature models, this mod is ideal for players who don’t need a trem.

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Michael Astley-Brown
Editor-in-Chief, GuitarWorld.com

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 from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.