I know that these are not really comparable but the the Pawn Shop line of guitars is more and more awesome… Meanwhile the Custom Shop just do custom shop guitars !!
Fender designers unleashed their creativity since the first Pawn Shop guitars released last year (remember that April 1st release?). But this time I have to say that they nailed it with the 2 new Pawn Shop guitars :
Fender Pawn Shop Jaguarillo… The look of a Jaguar with a Stratocaster electronic (humbucker and two single coil pickups configuration)
Fender Pawn Shop Offset Special… The base of a thinline Stratocaster with a Jag’ vibratio and Jazzmaster pickups !! Now that’s an improbable hybride !
So, obviously the Custom Shop guitars are probably much better than the Pawn Shop guitars in terms of quality of fabrication… But in terms of creativity : Pawn Shop guitars are way superior !! So, what are they going to imagine next to make live that Pawn Shop line a bit longer ??
In case the photos are not enough to make you drool… You can hear and watch both guitars in the videos below… They sound awesome, right ?