Fender partners with Meta for an out-of-this-world VR experience, the Stratoverse

(Image credit: Meta)

From Megadeth's own cryptocurrency, $MEGA, to Avenged Sevenfold's Deathbats Club, an NFT-based community which gives fans access to exclusive perks, Web3 has well and truly infiltrated the music industry. Even Joe Bonamassa auctioned an NFT.

It probably only comes as a little surprise, then, that Fender has announced its partnership with Meta – yes, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram – for its first leap into the Metaverse, with a digital world dubbed the Fender Stratoverse.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.