Fender Custom Shop Mid-Year Collection with models for Phil Lynott and Stevie Ray Vaughan

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News from the Fender Custom Shop for 2019: Fender has unveiled a limited-edition Mid-Year Collection, with signature models for Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) and Stevie Ray Vaughan. All instruments are handmade in their USA Custom Shop facility. It’s all pretty similar to releases we’ve seen in previous years, quite ‘middle of the road’ and safe. But at least there […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Fender Britt Daniel and Lincoln Brewster signature models

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Fender has unveiled the Britt Daniel Signature Telecaster Thinline and Lincoln Brewster Signature Stratocaster. These two new signature models for the two Spoon guitarists are amongst some refreshes for existing signature players in the company lineup. Fender Britt Daniel and Lincoln Brewster signature models First up is the Britt Daniel Signature Tele Thinline, this has a semi-hollow ash body finished […]

John Mayer Silver Sky SE: Is PRS building a cheaper model?

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At the beginning of 2018, PRS presented a brand new signature electric guitar designed in cooperation with John Mayer. It looked pretty much like a Fender Stratocaster with some modifications including, of course, a PRS headstock. Bit given that not everyone can afford that, we thought PRS might do well to introduce a cheaper SE version. Now it […]

Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy?

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Which Squier Strat would a Fender Master Builder buy? Bet you’ve asked yourself that question before! YouTuber Philip McKnight has just posed this question to Fender Master Builder Ron Thorn. The two try out three current Squier Strat models during a visit to Thomann. Which Squier would a Fender Master Builder buy? The YouTube video below […]

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 […]

Give your Fender Stratocaster the ‘Gilmour’ mod with 7-way switching!

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Ever wanted to make your Stratocaster more versatile tonally? How about modifying the switching on your guitar to give you new pickup combinations? The simplest of these is the 7-way switch, also known as the “Gilmour mod”. This adds more tones to your guitar with minimal modification. Even if you’ve never used a soldering iron before, […]

Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster: A Plasma Red Burst tones down the bling

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Every month, Fender releases a new guitar with a high-end finish that you would not normally associate with a Fender instrument. The new Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster is the guitar of the month for June, and it’s quite the eye-catcher. Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster Last month Fender released the slick, blingy Red Mahogany Telecaster. […]

Burls Art crafts translucent 100% epoxy resin guitar

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Burls Art has made some fascinating guitars and many have involved using epoxy resin as part of the guitar body. He has embedded coloured pencils and jaw breakers in his guitars, making instruments that are nothing if not eye catching. Almost as interesting as his guitars are the videos that record his manufacturing process. His latest […]

Ernie Ball Music Man Hunter Hayes Cutlass: The best of Strat, Tele and Gibson guitars?

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Ernie Ball Music Man’s new Hunter Hayes Cutlass signature guitar is a new take on the classic single coil Strat-style instrument, with a few tweaks added to the mix that go all the way to humbucker territory. Could this new model be the only guitar you’ll ever need? It certainly seems to cover a lot […]

Has Buddy Holly’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster been found in Australia?

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The famous Fender Stratocaster played and owned by Buddy Holly that disappeared after his death in 1959 has been found, according to a new video documentary called The ’54. The ’54 – The Story Of A Rock’N’Roll Treasure Buddy Holly played possibly one of the most famous guitars in Rock’n’Roll history, a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster. […]