Fender Custom Shop Wildwood 10 Relic-Ready 1958 Jazzmaster
Relic-Ready to Rumble
Over the years, Wildwood Guitars has sold thousands of relic’d Fender guitars. The incredible response that we’ve gotten from our Wildwood Tens is proof that most of the guitar-playing world loves instruments that marry modern convenience with vintage look, feel, and sound. We’ve also learned that there are plenty of pickers out there that like the distressed vintage look, but feel a little strange about playing a guitar that they didn’t relic themselves through everyday use. For these guitarists, each ding and scratch is a punctuation mark in the story of their instrument, and they want to be in charge of what happens in the tale of their axe.
Obviously, this is easier said than done. If you want to make an NOS finish look vintage through good ‘ol fashioned playwear, you usually have to play it for so long that it actually becomes vintage in the process. You could put your guitar in a trash bag of burned leaves and relic it yourself like one of my coworkers, but your house will smell horrible the moment you bring it inside. Frankly, few people have enough resources, energy, or training to make it look as good as the Fender Custom Shop’s builders can.
So, these players have been in a pickle until now. How do you make a new guitar look vintage without having to wait thirty years or resort to crazy schemes involving bags of burning leaves? Well, we at Wildwood Guitars are proud to introduce our answer: a new line of Wildwood Tens that we have dubbed “relic-readies.”
These Custom Shop creations are just like the heavy-relic guitars that have been a shop staple for years—same wood, same electronics, same hardware, and same outstanding build quality—except we snatch them away from Fender before they have a chance to actually do the relic job. The result is a guitar that accumulates wear-and-tear at an exponentially higher rate than normal. So, it’ll look like a guitar that’s been gigged for thirty years after just a couple birthdays. Finally, YOU can be the one to make your guitar look vintage!
After playing and ogling the first batch of these guitars, we feel confident that this line is easily one of the coolest collaborations in the history of our friendship with Fender’s Custom Shop! At Wildwood, we’ve been doing our best to tell our guitars’ stories as faithfully as we can for thirty-four years. Now, we are excited to step aside and give the reins to our exceptional customers. What sort of interesting tales will you carve into these finishes? We can’t wait to find out with you!
The Perfect 10
Years ago, we approached our friends at the Fender Custom Shop with a proposal: would they build us guitars that combined the mojo of a true-to-vintage reissue with modern handfeel and comfy modern ergonomics? They were enthused about the idea, and the Wildwood 10 was born. Thanks to the Custom Shop’s incredible craftsmanship and artistry, these guitars look gorgeous, sound killer, and play like butter.
Each of these Custom Shop creations features a thin fifties-style nitrocellulose finish, which allows the voice of the resonant hand-selected tonewoods to shine through. They also have hand-wound Custom Shop pickups that are sure to inspire you to reach new heights on your sonic journey. Wildwood 10s feel great in your hands, too. Their modern 10” radius is suitable for a wide variety of styles and techniques, and their 6105 narrow-tall frets allow you to expend less energy with your left hand, especially when bending strings. To top it all off, they come with a limited edition Dealer Select Wildwood 10 hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity.
Though the Jazzmaster was originally designed to appeal to jazz guitarists, it has found a much broader appeal across many genres and eras. In everything from surf music to shoegaze to new wave to indie music, the Jazzmaster has formed the sonic backbone of many classic records, and its offset body is the picture of cool.
Our Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters from the Fender Custom Shop capture the inimitable vibe of their vintage forebears while providing incredible modern playability. They feature ridiculously resonant, high-quality tonewoods wearing fifties-style nitrocellulose lacquer finishes that allow the guitar to breathe and resonate like nobody's business. They also have pickups with real flatpole magnets to capture that classic Jazzmaster sound.
The wizard-like luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop have also outfitted these guitars with a Wildwood-exclusive 10" radius and narrow-tall 6105 frets, a configuration that facilitates just about every style and technique under the sun. So, these Wildwood 10 Jazzmasters blend comfortable ergonomics with vintage vibe in a truly inspiring way. We invite you to browse through our offset offerings and see what colors, neck shapes, and relic'd finishes inspire you. We're sure you'll find one that tickles your ear drums!
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|
|Model||Dealer Select Wildwood 10 '58 Jazzmaster|
|Finish Color||Nocaster Blonde|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Wood||Quartersawn Maple|
|Neck Shape||'54 U|
|Neck Dimensions||.870 1st-.980 12th|
|Fingerboard Radius||Exclusive Wildwood Custom 10" Radius|
|Width at Nut||1.650"|
|Frets||21 6105 Narrow-Tall|
|Pickups||Jazzmaster Flatpole Magnet|
|Controls||"Lead" Circuit: Volume, Tone, "Rhythm" Circuit: Volume, Tone, Circuit Selector Switch, Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle|
|Bridge||Vintage-Style "Floating" Tremolo|
|Pickguard||1-Ply Black Anodized Aluminum|
|Case||Deluxe Black Hardshell Case|
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