You can now get Silverburst Fender electric guitars

Fender Silverburst electric guitars
(Image credit: Fender)

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.

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Michael Astley-Brown

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 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.