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This gorgeous Fender amp is made out of whisky barrels

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How's this for alcohol by volume?

The Fender Custom Shop are no strangers to luscious guitar hardware. From signature models, made to the exact standards of stadium-filling acts, to enviable creations like this Fabergé egg Stratocaster, they're the musical equivalent of Pimp My Ride

The latest creation to roll out of their dream factory is this - the Fender 80 Proof Blues Junior Amplifier, made entirely out of reclaimed whisky barrels. Does the whisky aid the sound in any way? Probably not - but we bet it smells fantastic. 

Rather than covering the wooden hardware in the usual faux-leather cover, the custom amp leaves its wooden construction exposed - showing off the curves and stains of its repurposed barrels.

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Brass metalwork covers the dials and control board, while a stitched leather handle rounds off the unique look. An all-tube amp, this little number chugs along at 15 watts, powering a Jensen P12Q 12-inch speaker.

Anyone lusting after one will have to move quickly - selling for £1,313 ($1,999), the Proof Blues Junior is limited to a run of 100 models (though that number could grow if the team at Fender work their way through a few more barrels).

And yes, it does go up to 11.

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