The folks at Fender have just announced a brand new acoustic guitar fit for a king -- the Elvis Kingman, a guitar meant to evoke "the freewheeling Fender acoustic that Elvis Presley wielded with consummate cool in ’67 cinematic romp Clambake."
The Fender Custom Shop honors the famous Nocaster with the release of the 1951 New Old Stock (NOS) Nocaster and the 1951 Relic Nocaster. Both models feature a hand-selected ash body with a Nocaster Blonde finish and include all-new Twisted Tele pickups designed by Fender’s Master Builders, giving the model’s historical significance and modern performance. For added authentic feel, the 1951 Relic Nocaster features special aging treatment, evoking the magic of an aged, Fender classic.
Fender has introduce its new top-of-the-production-line best: the Fender Select series. Designed as “Select instruments for select individuals,” the five guitars and two basses in the series are true players’ instruments that put more than six decades of Fender experience and expertise on outstandingly appointed display and bring a wealth of high-end features and elegant design options to discerning musicians everywhere.
Fender has introduced the Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar, which puts the inventive ringing sounds and highly distinctive design mods of one of the U.K.’s greatest modern-era guitarists into a truly unique variation on a classic Fender guitar model.
In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the Fender Super-Sonic 11 Head, which features Vintage and Burn channels that produce classic clean and overdrive tones as well as modern ultra-saturated distortion.
Here's the latest news from the "people who steal guitars from caskets" department: A grounds superintendent at Wisconsin cemetery has been accused of stealing a $2,000 Fender Telecaster from the casket of a man who had recently died.
Carolyn Wonderland’s new Bismeaux Records release, Peace Meal, ranks high in the never-ending quest for the perfect road trip soundtrack. In fact, I spent a couple of hours on Northern California’s windy mountain roads grooving to her rich, bluesy voice and driving (pun intended) blues-rock arrangements of classic and new material. I can’t decide whether I like her raspy, lush-toned vocals or soulful and skillful guitar playing better, but luckily I don’t have to choose!
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.