“Wendy Melvoin is a highly influential guitarist for me. Her feel is unmatched”: Madison Cunningham is the new face of the Fender Jazzmaster – and she has some seriously A-list collaborations in the pipeline

Madison Cunningham poses with a Fender Vintera II Jazzmaster electric guitar
(Image credit: Fender)

The last 12 months or so have been something of a whirlwind for L.A-based guitarist and songwriter, Madison Cunningham. Since the release of her sophomore album, Revealer, in September of 2022, she’s become a Grammy award-winning artist, released her first signature effects pedal with JHS and secured high-profile tour support slots with the likes of Hozier and John Mayer. 

“It’s a total trip, but it's been a special ride so far,” she smiles, speaking from the back of a tour bus early one morning, while out on the road in North America with the Take Me to Church songsmith.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and GuitarWorld.com, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.