Guitars can be pricey. Thousands of dollars kind of pricey. And now Fender’s gone and made a million dollar guitar.
Made by guitar builder Yuriy Shishkov, this bad boy has 550 high-grade diamonds that are hand-embedded into the body, fingerboard inlays, side dots and headstock. Each of the pine cone “scales” is gilded with fine silver and 18-karat gold after it’s traced and hand carved from a 3D image that’s projected on the guitar.
He also hand-inlaid 10 feet of 18-karat gold wire into the fingerboard. It’s also got custom knobs decorated with, you guessed it, diamonds.
Here’s a note from Yuriv on this beautiful, super expensive guitar:
“I thought that the timeless, simple yet elegant pattern design of a Fabergé Pine Cone Easter egg would look beautiful on the Stratocaster body. The guitar’s curves and flowing shape perfectly fit the rounded profile of the Faberge masterpiece. The goal was to make a very clean and vibrant tribute to old-world craftsmanship. Connecting such diverse objects separated by a century of time posed an intriguing challenge. Along with a flawless single-piece maple body and an exhibition-grade bird’s-eye maple neck, the guitar incorporates many never-before-seen techniques. In addition, all metal hardware on guitar is hand-engraved in the style of the era when the original Pine Cone Egg was made. Two objects, so different in look and purpose, are now united in one style with a matching serial number—#0074.”
We can finance this, right?