We take a look at some relic''d beauties from the Fender Custom Shop

Nashville, TN (June 30, 2008) -- Catching plenty of eyes at Summer NAMM was the Fender Custom Shop''s expanse of relic''d guitars. The guitars are convincing enough to make onlookers ask how old they actually are. We talk with Mike Eldred about the Custom Shop and some of the newer guitars they brought, including the Yngwie Malmsteen and Andy Summers Signature models.

For more information, visit fender.com/customshop.

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