Fender has debuted the first of its 2020 female-artist signature guitars - for J-pop band Silent Siren

Fender Silent Siren signature models
(Image credit: Fender)

With Fender CEO Andy Mooney’s recent tease that the company is set to introduce more signature guitars for female artists next year than in its entire 70-year history, speculation has been rife about who’s in line for their own custom electric guitar - but Fender Japan has jumped ahead of the USA’s 2020 launches with a pair of signature models for J-pop-rock staples Silent Siren.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Sumire Yoshida has secured an especially striking Telecaster, equipped with an all-white finish that goes right across the fretboard and headstock, and even a painted-on F-hole.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.