Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has announced the opening of its new Corona, California, Visitor Center and the inauguration of free public tours of the adjacent manufacturing facility. This marks the first time in Fender’s 65 years that the company has opened its doors to the public.
Perhaps we misjudged you. When we introduced the first Exposed article last month, we were blown away by the overwhelming support and interest in these fine ladies and their guitar prowess. So here we are again, presenting 10 more artists who share a passion for guitar. They are from different eras, genres, and philosophies, but all know their way around a guitar –- be it acoustic, electric, or classical.
Fender has introduced several new, limited-edition acoustic instruments. Models include the USA Select 1, Fender’s first acoustic guitar made in the US since the 1990s. Only 30 pieces are being released worldwide. The dreadnought guitar has a spruce top, flame maple back and sides, forward-shifted X bracing, gold hardware and a Fishman Sonitone pickup system.
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the case of those guitar enthusiasts familiar with the guitars of Fender Japan (Fujigen), or MIJ/CIJ as they are commonly known in Fender circles, we’re not just talking imitation—we’re talking major collector’s vibe.