Iconic pedal brand Maestro is making a comeback this year – is the legendary Fuzz-Tone about to return?

Maestro Fuzz-Tone
(Image credit: Maestro/Instagram / Future)

Throughout music history, few effects pedals have been as influential as Maestro’s iconic Fuzz-Tone. Introduced in 1962, the flagship FZ-1 popularized the effect, paved the way for all other fuzz pedals, and was favored by a host of guitar heroes, including Keith Richards and Pete Townshend.

Now, after dropping a short clip on social media, Maestro has officially announced it will be making a comeback this year, and has teased a new pedal will arrive on January 18 – which begs the question: is the world-famous Fuzz-Tone set to return?

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.