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Fender® Is A Hit With Gibson

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CORONA, Calif., June 6, 2007 — Legendary World Series hero and baseball MVP Kirk Gibson knows a lot about the important qualities that can turn a piece of wood into pure magic. Adding that knowledge to his passion for music, Gibson started a friendship with the Fender® Custom Shop in 2004 and continues to be regular visitor to the world-renown Corona, Calif. facility.

Kirk Gibson and Mike Eldred, Director - Fender Custom Shop.

Kirk Gibson; Kirk Robert Gibson and Mike Eldred, Director - Fender Custom Shop.

On this recent visit (Fri. May 25), Gibson is pictured with Fender Custom Shop “54 Stratocaster® Replica guitar that he purchased for his son, Kirk Robert Gibson in 2004. This rare and prized “54 Stratocaster is one of a Limited Edition series that was released during the 50th Anniversary of the “54 Stratocaster guitar in 2004. Also pictured is Fender Custom Shop Director, Mike Eldred.

For two decades now, the Fender Custom Shop has provided players and collectors worldwide with marvels of creativity, ingenuity and guitar artistry. From its humble beginnings in 1987 in Fender’s original Southern California home, the Custom Shop has grown to become the world’s preeminent maker of custom “instantly collectible” instruments; a dream factory that has made Fender’s finest the world’s finest.

Fender Custom Shop Master Builders are known worldwide for their ingenious vision, matchless skill and dazzling creations, be it one-off art guitars of astounding originality, or signature models and replicated instruments so meticulous in detail that they’re virtually indistinguishable from their artist counterparts and historical ancestors. For 20 years now, many of these fantastic instruments were custom made for the hands of the world’s greatest guitarists, and continue to grow in value and prestige to players and collectors alike.

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars, amplifiers and related equipment. Since 1946, its name has become synonymous with all things rock “n” roll. Iconic Fender instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution and continue to be highly prized by musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, SWR®, Tacoma®, Olympia® and Brand X®.

Kirk Gibson is known for being one of the most heroic figures in World Series history and was a key member of the championship Detroit Tigers in 1984 and the championship Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988.
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