Fender Vintera Series officially launches

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Fender has announced the officially launched their new Mexican made Vintera range, based on vintage specific models from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Including new Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Jazzmaster, Jazz Bass, Precision Bass and Mustang Bass models. Fender Vintera Series These guitars all leaked online last week, so this announcement is now surprise to anyone that […]

Fender Game of Thrones Custom Shop models: A Game of Tones?

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Fender’s Custom Shop has today announced a threesome of guitars themed around the popular TV show Game Of Thrones: a House Stark Telecaster, House Lannister Jaguar and House Targaryen Stratocaster! Game Of Tones? The brain behind these Fender Custom Shop design is Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. And let’s be clear about one thing: they don’t come […]

Make your cheap Squier play like an American Fender: Three easy upgrades

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Many guitarists look for simple ways to upgrade or modify their Squier Stratocaster in an effort to get it playing like an American Fender. So where to start? A while ago, I posted a few tips on how to polish off poor finishing on fret ends to get your Squier playing better. Here are a […]

How to make a cheap Squier play like an American Fender

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The difference between expensive American made Fender guitars versus their cheaper import counterparts from the Squier range is often time. What I mean by this sweeping statement is that US-built guitars often benefit from more time spent on the finer details. We could argue over tonewoods, hardware and pickups all year long. It won’t get […]

Offset guitar hardware by Halon Guitar Parts new for 2019

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Finding quality hardware for Stratocasters and Telecasters is never a problem. But for us offset players it can be a lot harder to upgrade our guitars. Luckily, Halon Guitar Parts is adding some high-quality boutique parts to its range tailored to Jazzmasters and Jaguars. Boutique Offset Upgrades The market for upgrade parts is booming, especially […]

Women account for 50% of new guitarists, says Fender

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According to Fender, recent reports of the death of the electric guitar have been greatly exaggerated. After conducting a study of guitar playing in the US and UK, they company says its research points to some seismic shifts in the demographics of people interested in or buying guitars. The headline statistic? Women now account for 50% […]

Fender Parallel Universe spawns the Limited Edition Jaguar Strat

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Fender’s Parallel Universe 2018 Limited Edition Jaguar Strat is a Jaguar in Strat garb. At first glance, the body shape may resemble a classic Stratocaster. But the electronics and the bridge are clearly all Jaguar. Fender Limited Edition Jaguar Strat With the Fender Parallel Universe Limited Editon Jaguar Strat you are getting a mish-mash of two classic […]

Summer NAMM 2018: Fender intros 2018 Signature models

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With the Summer NAMM show comes a slew of new and updated Fender Signature models for 2018, including new and updated models for Flea, Albert Hammond Jr, Johnny Marr and Jimi Hendrix. Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster The new Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster is based around a ’70s-style Strat, with a large headstock, three-bolt micro-tilt neck and the bold ‘70s-era […]

Fender Player Series: The worst-kept secret of 2018?

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Fender’s new Player Series has just been announced, and it includes some old familiar favourites amongst the various models for 2018 like the Stratocaster, Jaguar, Telecaster and the Precision Bass. Unfortunately for Fender, we have seen them all already, with US dealers offering these models weeks ahead of the official launch. Fender 2018 Leaks This […]

Kurt Cobain Fender Jag-Stang prototype up for sale: Smells like profit?

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain designed (in the loosest sense of the word) the Fender Jag-Stang in the 1990s, and now one of the original two prototypes is up for sale along with his sketches of the guitar. Fender Jag-Stang I was working in a guitar store when Fender released the Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang. The general consensus in the […]