Fender unveils three handcrafted Games of Thrones guitars
To celebrate the final season of the epic series Game of Thrones, Fender Custom Shop has unveiled three handcrafted guitars, in partnership with HBO, dubbed the Game of Thrones Sigil Collection.
Each model is built to order via the Fender Custom Shop and handcrafted by Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn, who drew inspiration from each house’s family sigil, costume designs, armour and weaponry. Fender’s Game of Thrones™ Sigil Collection boasts ornate and unique features such as dragon scale carvings, custom engraved inlays, hand carved headstocks and gold-plated pick-guards.
Ranging from $25,000-$35,000, all are handcrafted exclusively by Ron Thorn himself with each instrument taking an estimated 300+ hours to create. Each Game of Thrones guitar will be accompanied with a bespoke guitar case that also reflects the ethos of the instrument as well as an El Dorado strap.
Game of Thrones House Stark, Telecaster® – $25,000
The House Stark Telecaster guitar features a lightweight swamp ash body, weathered with inlaid sterling silver purfling that reflects the broodiness of Winterfell’s landscape. The guitar features a maple neck with an ebony fingerboard, hand-cut and engraved sterling silver direwolf sigil inlay on the first fret in addition to an embossed nickel silver version on the pickguard. The Tele® also has hand-engraved knobs, an etched neck plate and is finished with thin lacquer over custom paints, including “Raven Black” and “Gray Wolf.”
Game of Thrones House Lannister, Jaguar® – $30,000
The House Lannister Jaguar guitar boasts a lightweight alder body that features 24k gold leaf with heraldry design on both the front and back, paying homage to the opulent Red Keep in King’s Landing. The guitar has a maple neck with an ebony fingerboard, hand-cut and engraved brass lion sigil inlay on the first fret, a 24k leaf heraldry design carved headstock face, gold hardware and a gold-plated pick-guard that is engraved with the Lannister’s sigil. The Jaguar also includes an etched neck plate, hand-engraved knobs and is finished with a thin lacquer over custom paints including “Burnt Crimson” and “Lannister Gold.”
Game of Thrones House Targaryen, Stratocaster® – $35,000
For the House Targaryen Stratocaster guitar, Thorn drew significant inspiration from the family’s sigil, a three-headed dragon, as this Strat features carved dragon scales across the front and back of the guitar. The lightweight alder body is adorned with black hardware, a maple neck with an ebony fretboard, hand-cut and engraved sterling silver three-headed dragon sigil inlay on the first fret, as well as a hand-tooled and stained leather pick-guard that also features the Targaryen sigil. The Strat also boasts an etched neck plate and is finished with thin lacquer over custom “Dragonglass Black” paint.