Fender’s ModShop Offers a Custom Experience with Digital Ease

A few clicks is all it takes for a unique, made-to-order guitar

Musicians tend to develop special relationships with their instruments. Though some rockers famously trash their gear after shows, many cherish particular pieces of equipment for decades. Eric Clapton once wept after selling one of his prized six-strings at auction. Keith Richards is said to own more than 3,000 guitars. Whether it’s one of many or the only one, every guitar is special to the person …

The Story Behind Prince’s Last Guitar

In February 2016, custom guitar maker and creator of the distinct Purple Special guitar, Simon Farmer received an email from Prince’s former drummer Kirk Johnson. Years prior, in 2007, Farmer produced the Purple Special with one person in mind: Prince. After years of internet support and rave reviews about instrument, Johnson reached out to Farmer to acquire the guitar for Prince and only a month …