Inside Fender's guitar factory - $12,000 Alaskan cedar guitars

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Video includes a Fender crafted from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar:

From Fender craftsman Yuriy Shishkov, the new Front Row Legend Esquire guitars are crafted from 100-year-old Alaskan yellow cedar reclaimed from the boards of the Hollywood Bowl's original benches made in 1919. The guitars are selling for around $12,000.


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Our phase plugs are made of yellow cedar — but much more recently harvested. It makes a good building material because insects don’t like it.



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They are creating a luxury market for this product now.