Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender on being the face of Fender's Vintera series and why she plays a four-string guitar tuned to ECEG#

Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender performs for Fender's Vintera promotional videos
(Image credit: Fender)

“It all happened out of the blue,” says Le Butcherettes leader Teri Gender Bender, on becoming one of the main faces for Fender’s Vintera electric guitars

The new line was announced in June last year, replacing the Ensenada factory-made Classic series, and for promotional purposes the Mexican-formed punk rockers were filmed putting their own spin on Buzzcock’s hit Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) using the all-new ‘70s Telecaster Deluxe model.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).