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Fred Stuart Fine Custom Instruments

Fred Stuart of Stuart Fine Custom Instruments

Fred Stuart has been playing, repairing and building guitars for nearly thirty years - fifteen of which were spent at Fender. During his time at Fender, Fred refined his craft and became a Senior Master Builder. His attention to detail and vast knowledge are reflected in his line of custom guitars.

Fred is one of the most esteemed guitar builders today, with an extensive international following.

Fred Stuart discusses the art of hand-winding pickups

 
   
   
   
   
 
   

Fred Stuart in the August 2008 issue of Makita Grip

Stuart Fine Custom Instruments Rock-It Tone guitar in the June 2008 Tone Quest Report

Stuart Fine Custom Instruments Black Guard™ Pickups in the November 2006 Tone Quest Report

Fred Stuart in the May 2006 Tone Quest Report

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Among the many artists for whom Fred has built guitars are Danny Gatton, Jeff
Beck, Jimmy Page and Billy Gibbons. Others include:
     
Dave Alvin
Pete Anderson
Jennifer Batten
Richard Bennett
Ry Cooder
Marshall Crenshaw
Sheryl Crow
Jerry Donahue
Jerry Douglas
Elliot Easton
Eddie VanHalen
Merle Haggard
Billy Idol
John Jorgenson
Mick Mars
Gerry McGee
Lou Reed
Will Ray
Richie Sambora
Richard Smith
Keith Strickland
Marty Stuart
Joe Walsh
Peter Buck
David Gilmour
Jeff Cook
James Burton
Robert Cray
John Denver
Dan Earliwine
David Hidalgo
Greg Koch
Andy Fairweather Lowe
John McVie
Duff McKagan
Rick Neilson
Dave Gonzales
Casper Rawls
Larry Rinker
Keith Richards
Caesar Rosas
Johnny Lee Schell
G.E. Smith
Ian Spanic
Pete Townshend
Webb Wilder
     
In addition, a few of the special projects that Fred worked on while at Fender
include:
     
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Model
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Marauder
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Fred Stuart Fine GuitarsVVG™ is pleased to offer the complete line of Stuart Fine Custom Instruments and "vintage inspired" Black Guard™ pickups. In addition, VVG™ is working with Fred to create made-to-order custom one-off guitars. Whether it’s recreating a favorite guitar or building a fantasy guitar, with your imagination and Fred’s talent, it can be a reality!

Give us a call or contact us via Email today to have a Stuart Fine Custom Instruments masterpiece built for you.

     
General information about the "Hawk" line of guitars
 

The “Hawk” name represents a complete line of Vintage inspired instruments which are custom built and made-to-order by Fred Stuart.

“Hawk” instruments features include; Ash bodies, Maple necks with either Maple or rosewood fingerboards, 2-custom-wound Black Guard™ pickups and Vintage style Gotoh Kluson tuners.

“Hawk” instruments are finished in Vintage-correct Nitro-Cellulose lacquer colors. Custom colors are available at an additional cost.

The "Hawk" line of instruments are crafted with the finest materials to ensure superior playability and exceptional tone.

As stated, these are custom built, made-to-order guitars. Please expect a minimum 180 day build time.

 
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Blackhawk, Butterscotch
Nitro-Cellulose lacquer finish
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Goldenhawk, Natural
Nitro-Cellulose lacquer finish
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Silverhawk, White
Blonde Nitro-Cellulose lacquer finish
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Falcon, Two Color
Sunburst Nitro-Cellulose lacquer finish
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Rock-It Tone
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Black Guard™ Pickups
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CW (Compact Wonder)™ Pickups
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Vintage Stratocaster®
(1954-1956 Spec Based Pickups)
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Vintage Stratocaster®
(1960's Spec Based Pickups)
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PA1946™ Pickups
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PA1946™ Soap Bar and Dog Ear Pickups
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     Materials and specifications subject to change without notice.
 
 

Thank you for your interest!

 
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