Look at that Fender Strat in your hands. Did you ever think about how many hands touched it before it landed in your capable grip? To be honest, I didn’t -- until I made a visit to Fender's factory in Ensenada, Mexico, to help celebrate the facility’s 25th anniversary. Our stay included a tour of the production facilities.
In this new video from Fender, legendary guitarist Steve Miller visits the Fender Visitor Center's American Design Experience in Corona, California. At the Design Experience, you can choose your own neck, body, pickguard and electronics and pretty much design your own Fender guitar.
Fender Musical Instruments Corp. -- makers of the Stratocaster, the Telecaster and countless other iconic guitars, amps, effects and more -- has announced that its initial public offering will be $13 to $15 a share.
Fender has introduced four new models to its Pawn Shop series: the Pawn Shop Offset Special, the Pawn Shop Jaguarillo, the Pawn Shop Fender Mustang Special, and the line’s first bass guitar, the Pawn Shop Reverse Jaguar Bass.
Longtime Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo released Between The Times And Tides, his first purely song-oriented, non-experimental solo outing, March 20 on Matador Records. The album, a disc full of shimmering, melodic guitar-based rock, is also aptly titled, since it comes at what is — at best — a "between" period for Sonic Youth fans, whose husband-and-wife heroes, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, announced their divorce late last year.
It hadn’t occurred to me that recording with an electric guitar would be all that different from recording acoustic. I was wrong. Over the years, I have developed a decent working knowledge of Pro Tools and have access to some nice mics. I’ve learned the proper mic’ing technique for recording acoustic guitar and have experimented with mic placement, mixing in the built-in pickup track, EQ-ing and more in order to get a pretty good acoustic recording.