The Fender Custom Shop’s 2013 Custom Collection presents some of its most sophisticated and meticulously crafted product offerings to date, including eight guitars and two basses. The most distinctive features of each individual model are listed here.
Fender has introduced new signature models for guitarist Chris Shiflett and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters. The new models are the Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe and the Nate Mendel P Bass.
Stu Hamm, through Washburn, is releasing a fretless model of his signature electric bass, The Hammer. The SHBH3FLTSS is a fretless version of the SHB3, adding warmth and tone inimitable by any fretted instrument.
Fender’s American Standard series guitars and basses have been upgraded for 2012, resulting in the latest iterations of the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass. The new instruments now feature Fender Custom Shop pickups, as well as other new design touches.
Oktober Guitars has announced today the new DevilWing bass, the latest addition to the company's Von Frankenstein Series. The DevilWing is designed by Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, who has been working closely with Oktober for the better part of two years. The DevilWing bass is available now in Production and U.S. Custom Shop models. Both can be ordered via the Oktober Guitars website.
Cort Guitars has announced the Curbow Series of basses for 2012, including the Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51 and Curbow 52. The basses feature sturdy bolt-on necks, soft maple bodies and Bartolini electronics with slap-switch system.
Earlier this week, Jackson unveiled two new signature basses for Megadeth's Dave Ellefson as part of their X-Series of guitars and basses. The bass will come in two models, the David Ellefson CB-X and the Dave Ellefson CB-XV.
Guild is proud to announce the addition of exciting new models to the acclaimed Standard Series line. These new models offer legendary Guild sound quality and craftsmanship with the finest cosmetic appointments and performance-driven features. The new models include two guitars and one bass.