Hot Wheels and Fender create line of diecast model-inspired guitars

Scorching Wheels has teamed up with Fender to launch a line of 16 one-of-a-kind guitars and basses impressed by a few of its diecast fashions. Priced on par with a used automobile, these are the sort of devices meant to be displayed in a group relatively than smashed after a present.

Every instrument is modeled after a 1/64-scale Scorching Wheels launched prior to now few many years. There’s one thing within the assortment for practically each fanatic: the vary contains the Stratocaster, the Telecaster, the Jaguar, the Katana, and the Precision Bass. One of many notable omissions is the Jazz Bass. Designers drew inspiration from eye-catching Scorching Wheels liveries to create the one-of-a-kind devices.

For instance, the Evening Shifter Stratocaster stands out with a red-painted physique that has blue, yellow, and white accents — identical to the diecast automobile. Its specs sheet is spectacular: it is constructed with EMG JH “HET” bridge pickups and a Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo, amongst different {hardware}. For one thing a little bit extra refined, the Baja Truck Strat wears grey paint with mint inexperienced accents. Alternatively, if subtlety is not what you search for in a guitar, the Muscle Sure Stratocaster is painted in Metallic Cadallic Inexperienced with cool-looking graphics.

These devices can be constructed by a grasp or apprentice builder within the Fender Customized Store, and solely one in all every can be made. None are low-cost: pricing ranges from $10,500 for the Unhealthy to the Blade Katana to $16,500 for the Evening Shifter fretless Precision Bass and the Bull Whip Stratocaster. Patrons may even obtain a Scorching Wheels strap and decide set, a custom-made case, and the automobile that impressed their guitar.

Automobiles and guitars make an ideal mixture. In 2021, Jeep and Wallace launched a guitar constructed with wooden sourced from the Packard Plant.

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