Fender Reveals Game of Thrones Themed Guitars WiredGuitarist April 18, 2019 Articles, Uncategorized Most of the known universe has been obsessed with the TV adaption (and expansion) of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones for years now, and with the HBO series finally coming to a close Fender are using it as an opportunity to create some buzz themselves. Scott Ian (Anthrax), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) can be seen in a new video from Fender showcasing the brand new Game of Thrones Sigil Collection, consisting of 3 one-of-a-kind guitars. The series finale tribute guitars are GoT-themed takes on Fender classics – the Telecaster, Stratocaster, and Jaguar – made by none other than the Fender Custom Shop, headed up by their Master Builder Ron Thorn. Each one is specifically modeled after the weapons, armor, crests, and overall imagery of individual houses. The Telecaster represents House Stark, the Stratocaster represents House Targaryen, and the Jaguar represents House Lannister. Seeing the complexity and intricacy of these admittedly gorgeous instruments, it starts to sink in that very little here is done by machine. With hand-carved headstocks and custom engraved inlays our appreciation for the work that went into overshadows any thoughts about potential cash-grabs or fights to stay relevant. Any guitar company could’ve simply slapped on a decal or a custom paint job and called it a day, but Fender took their time in creating instruments that took well over 100 hours to make, and that’s for each individual guitar. These don’t come without a comparable cost, however, and rolling in anywhere between $25,000-35,000 USD for just one puts them a hair above most of our wallets. Most of us have no interest in spending that much on a guitar that undoubtedly plays and sounds no better than any other Fender Custom Shop model, but these are incredible works of art to display in a home and in many ways are a tribute to the art of instrument building far more so than the work of fiction that inspired them.