Fender Vintera Road Worn Series review

Limited-edition, aged nitro finishes and hotter custom pickups, the Vintera Road Worn Series ups the ante for affordable, vintage-inspired electric guitars

Fender Road Worn Series
(Image: © Fender)

Guitar World Verdict

The Fender Vintera Road Worn models offer all the thrills and chills of playing an original vintage model for a substantially more affordable price that is within reach of many players’ budgets.


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    Superbly playable.

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    Nitro finishes.

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    Period-correct neck profiles.

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    Pickups are a little hotter than other Vintera models.


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    Road Worn finishes might not be for you… But that's why the regular Vintera series exists!

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.