Fender Is Selling $35,000 'Game of Thrones' Guitars
Published Apr 16, 2019The final season of Game of Thrones premiered on Sunday (April 14), which means brands only have a few more months to milk the franchise for all its worth — and Fender isn't missing out on the opportunity. The company has just unveiled a line of Game of Thrones guitars.
Three special models have been revealed, the House Stark Telecaster, the House Lannister Jaguar and the House Targaryen Stratocaster. Each one features the sigil, armour and weaponry of its titular house.
The House Stark Telecaster boasts a swamp ash body with "weathered with inlaid sterling silver purfling that reflects the broodiness of Winterfell's landscape," a maple neck, ebony fingerboard and a sterling silver Dire Wolf inlay on the first fret. The case even comes with faux wolf fur lining.
The House Lannister Jaguar features an alder body with 24-K gold leaf designs, maple neck, ebony fingerboard, a carved face, gold hardware and a brass lion inlay on the first fret. The case, meanwhile, featured crushed red velvet lining and gold hardware.
Finally, the House Targaryen Stratocaster features dragon scales across the front and back of the alder body, a maple neck, ebony fingerboard, a hand-cut and engraved sterling silver three-headed dragon sigil on the first fret and a stained leather pick-guard. The case is all black and reptile-textured with red stitching accents.
Unfortunately, the new guitars will cost fans quite a bit more than that HBO subscription — the Stark model is the cheapest at $25,000 USD, the Lannister model costs $30,000 USD and the Targaryen model has a dragon-sized price tag of $35,000 USD.
Get a detailed look at the three models and watch show creator Dan Weiss, composer Ramin Djawadi, and guitarists Nuno Bettencourt, Scott Ian and Tom Morello test them out in the video below.