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You can now get Silverburst Fender electric guitars

Fender Silverburst electric guitars
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Silverburst electric guitars have risen and fallen in popularity over the years, but they’re very much in vogue in 2019, largely thanks to Tool’s triumphant resurgence, with Adam Jones reckoning the finish “does something to the tone or the resonance or the polarity somehow”.

While Gibson hasn’t yet offered an off-the-shelf Silverburst Les Paul, the finish is now available on Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jazzmaster models courtesy of Fender’s Mod Shop.

For those unfamiliar, the Mod Shop is Fender’s online guitar designer, which allows you to spec a guitar to your own custom configuration, covering everything from necks and bodies to pickguards and hardware.

Silverburst now appears as a finish option on all alder-bodied instruments, while Fender has also added American Professional mahogany necks to the spec list recently.

Securing yourself a Silverburst-finished Strat or Tele produced to American Professional specs costs $1,699, with the Jazzmaster totaling $1,799.

To satisfy your thirst for ’burst, head on over to the Fender Mod Shop (opens in new tab).

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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).