EMG leaks new Fender Jim Root signature Jazzmaster

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EMG’s Instagram page has put up a photo of the new Fender Jim Root Signature model ahead of any official announcement by Fender them selves. EMG ‘leak’ Fender Jim Root Signature Jazzmaster This new Fender Jazzmaster comes loaded with a pair of Jim Root Signature EMG humbuckers, surprise, surprise. It looks similar to his previous jet […]

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 […]

G&L Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH: 60 years after the Fender Jazzmaster

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Following on from the release in 2017 of the Doheny offset, G&L has just announced the Fullerton Deluxe Doheny HH models that include a few updates to the classic offset formula. Built in Fullerton, California, these new models come 60 years after Leo Fender’s original Jazzmaster design. An upgraded offset model for 2019 Back in […]

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 […]

Fender American Performer Series new for 2019 – Too much choice?

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The new Fender American Performer Series is their new lineup for 2019 and replaces the American Special line. With new models come new hardware and also some interesting new colour schemes as well. Fender American Performer Series This new 2019 lineup of guitars are all derived from classic Leo Fender designs, so you get a […]

Fender Meteora Offset Telecaster: Madness or genius?

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I may well be the first writer on the web to have leaked the Fender Parallel Universe Meteora earlier in the year. Well, now it is finally official and getting released to the masses at last.  Fender Meteora 2018 Limited Edition Even if the design seems somehow familiar, we’ve not quite seen this kind of […]

Sonic Youth gear auction: The Alternative Rock Garage Sale of the year?

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Indie rock gods Sonic Youth are having a clear-out sale with a catalogue of instruments that spans the band’s career. Guitars, amps and effect pedals galore! Sonic Youth This American alternative group are known for their use of alternate tunings, extreme effects and even heavy guitar modification, which all contributed to their unique sound and […]

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 Mahogany Offset Telecaster – Limited European run

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A new Limited Edition made in Japan Fender Mahogany Offset Telecaster has finally hit European dealers. It is very brown, but the specifications are great! Fender Mahogany Offset Telecaster First, the most important aspect of this guitar has to be that both the body and neck with its U-profile are made entirely of mahogany, only the […]