This Fender Stratocaster (Steffen's guitar) was created in 3d Studio Max.
The model was made in polygons and nurbs. An electric guitar is a perfect object to use for that because of it's beautiful shape and different materials (chrome, wood). The textures were made in photoshop. It was a real advantage to have the model by your side so you can constantly compare the model with the original. (for instance have a look at the strings which are actually resting on the detailed bridge).