What is covered with pine-cone scales — gilded with fine silver and 18-karat gold — and holds 550 high-grade diamonds?
Well, a Fender Stratocaster of course!
This guitar was Master Built by Yuriy Shishkov. The attention to detail is astonishing. The fingerboard is hand-inlaid with 10 feet of 18-karat gold wire trellis into the fingerboard.
More details about the guitar can be found at the Fender Custom Shop site here.
The guitar was a highlight from this years NAMM. How much? Well, if you have to ask.
Yuriy provides his story on the guitar in this video: