Inside Fender's guitar factory: crafting from 100-year-old Alaskan cedar
CORONA, Cali. - LA Weekly took a tour of the Fender Guitars factory in Corona, California, and showed how the company is crafting guitars made of reclaimed wood from the Hollywood Bowl. 
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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Robert Dalheim is an editor at the Woodworking Network. Along with publishing online news articles, he writes feature stories for the FDMC print publication. He can be reached at [email protected].