Back in 2006, the Fender Custom Shop released the Presidential Select Stratocaster guitar, which includes a six-pack case of custom-blended, hand-selected Fender 60th Anniversary Presidential Blend wine. The Presidential Select Stratocaster guitar is the only instrument offered by the Fender Custom Shop that includes the 60th anniversary logo.
This unique opportunity to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Fender includes a case of hand-selected wine custom blended for the Fender Custom Shop by Yountville, Calif.-based Hill Family Estate. Only 100 of these instantly collectable instruments have been made available to the public, and therefore only 100 cases of this unique blend of wine are available as well.
The guitar features a hand-selected flame maple top, gold hardware throughout, custom-designed pickups and the Fender 60th anniversary logo inlaid in pearl at the 12th fret. The top of the guitar has been hand-stained using grape must from Hill Family.
The guitar comes with six 750 ml bottles of hand-selected wine, a blend of Cabernet and Merlot. The bottles are packaged in a unique case built in our Ensenada factory using a variety of tone woods including spruce and Paloscrito. The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition logo is inlaid on the top using abalone, rosewood, maple and ebony.
The unique wine blend stems from the relationship between Hill Family Estate and the Fender Custom Shop.
“We can’t compromise the integrity of the project, but the wine is available on a limited basis at only two place in the world now, and that’s Tarbell’s in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the Napa Rose in Anaheim, Calif.,” Eldred said. “And I believe it is on their lists at $1,000 per bottle—if there’s any left.”