1996 Fender Stratocaster Ventures

In 1996 Fender honored The Ventures by introducing a line of signature models, designed with the needs of each member in mind. The set consisted of matching Made in Japan Stratocaster, Jazz Bass, and Jazzmaster, each featuring a Transparent Charcoal Burst finish and matched headstocks with gold “The Ventures” logos, pearloid pick guards, bound-and-blocked Rosewood fingerboards, and gold hardware. The Ventures models were only marketed for a single year and then discontinued, and as such are exceedingly rare, making them sought-after collectors pieces.


Black Book Guitars is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Don Wilson to offer 18 instruments from his personal collection for sale, which includes vintage Mosrite guitars, Aria Ventures models, and three of Wilson’s own Signature Fender Jazzmaster guitars.


#10001 was presented to The Ventures by Fender as part of a matched set of Ventures models, all bearing the same serial. This guitar is the very first example produced, in excellent condition and signed by the band. Includes OHSC and cardboard shipping box.