Fender Mustang Floor Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal Review

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Fender Mustang Floor

The Mustang Floor shares its name with Fender’s range of Mustang digital modelling amps, and is similarly packed full of digital effects and amp models. The unit also connects to a computer via USB for direct recording and preset editing. Read the press release below for full details. Read more

Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Guitar Review

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fender Telecaster Guitar Review

In the mid-1940s, Leo Fender invented a distinctive solidbody guitar design intended to address feedback issues by amplifying the guitar strings without effecting the resonance. Leo’s vision led to the creation of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. By late 1951, the company’s first showing two-pickup guitar model, the Fender Telecaster, started rolling off the factory’s assembly line. Alongside Fender’s three-pickup pickup, the Stratocaster, the Telecaster would eventually become the most commonly used six-string guitar in the world, altering the direction of prominent music in the process.

Sixty years later, the Tele’s excellent playability and yielding sound makes it one of the industry’s most adaptable solidbody guitars, similarly at home in jazz or rock, alternative or country styles. To celebrate this landmark year, Fender Guitars have constructed a limited-edition 60th Anniversary Telecaster which combines features originated on the ’51 Telecaster prototype with several exclusive updates which makes this a Tele to outdo all Telecasters. Read more

Fender Fails: Closet Classic Series Guitars Are Nothing New

February 5, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

fender-roadworn-relic-teleEvery year Fender attempts to recreate their classic Stratocaster or Precision/Jazz bass somehow. Whether they call it “road worn” and relic the guitar for you, or call it “closet classic” and make it with 100 year old wood with a post-CBS appearance, they never stray too far from the original formula that has made their instruments a worldwide phenomenon. Strangely, this is where Fender is beginning to miss the mark in the consumer-based guitar industry. Read more

Fender Introduces Roger Waters Precision Bass

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fender introduces the Roger Waters Precision Bass guitar, named for the world-famous bassist/singer/songwriter whose elegant grooves and infectious riffs are hallmarks of the legendary Pink Floyd sound and an acclaimed solo career that continues stronger than ever today. Read more

Fender Mustang I and II Guitar Amps

September 12, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Fender MustangMustang series guitar amps offer up-to-date features and loads of fun at unbelievable prices.

Aimed at guitarists from beginner to weekend warrior, these high-performance machines contain highly accurate amp modeling, a stellar collection of effects courtesy of an all-new DSP platform, and many “hidden” capabilities, yet they are easy to use right out of the box!

The visually striking design treatment looks all new, yet evocative of classic Fender styling. And with loud, lightweight power amp designs and muscular speakers and cabinetry, they sound as good as they look. The Fender Mustang is a closed-back combo with a special design speaker.

The amps come factory loaded with 24 presets built from 8 amp models and 24 effects, with tones from vintage Fender to modern Metal. The number of amp models can be increased with the use of a computer, and this amp can be completely reconfigured by the user.

All Fender Mustang amps include USB connectivity for high-quality, low latency audio output, and to engage the Fender Fuse software application for PC and Mac. Read more

Fender John Mayer Special Edition ‘Black1’ Stratocaster

September 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 


John Mayer’s super sleek, famous black guitar has been his “go-to” instrument for years. He has been able to rely on it through countless recording sessions and shows, and affectionately refers to it as the “Black1“.

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In collaboration with the artist, Fender are now offering limited quantities of these special guitars to the world (500 global), as John “implores everyone to make their own trouble on it”, beating it up through their own musical experiences.

The John Mayer Special Edition Black1 Stratocaster includes similar specs to his existing model (same neck shape, pickups and electronics) with the addition of some further upgraded features like gold hardware and a model- exclusive, super-protective incase gig-bag (designed in collaboration with the artist) that can be customized using the included patches and modular accessory compartments.
Price: Fender Black1 Stratocaster

Fender Black1 Specifications:

Colors: (806) Black
Series: Artist
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock
Fretboard: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 21, Dunlop 6105 Narrow Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style
Pickups: Big Dipper Single-Coil Strat Pickup, Big Dipper Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup, Big Dipper Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/MiddlePickup)
Hardware: Gold
Tuning Keys: Gold Schaller Die-Cast Tuners with Pearloid Buttons
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tremolo Arm: Aged White

Fender John Mayer Special Edition ‘Black1’ Stratocaster

Fender Passport PRO Hands-On Review

January 29, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

Fender Passport PRO Hands-On ReviewThe Fender Passport series has been providing portable PA systems for decades, and the three newest models, dubbed the PRO series, make improvements where “the rubber meets the road” as far as musicians are concerned: lighter weight, increased power, and reduced wallet impact. For good measure, Fender has refined existing features and added some new ones. Read more

Fender American Special and Standard Strat Review

January 26, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Fender American Special Standard StratIt was 55 years ago that Leo Fender and his Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing company brought to the market the groundbreaking Fender Stratocaster, the solid body, three-coil wonder that would help re-shape the course of popular music. Never content to rest on its laurels, Fender has continually looked for ways to improve upon the successful Strat formula. This year’s crop includes brand-new American Special Series–a budget-minded line of U.S.-made guitars that sports many of the key features found on the prototype American Standard–not to mention some new variations on the old classic Strat itself. Read more

Fender Custom Shop Guitar Line-Up

January 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fender Custom Shop Guitar Line-UpThe best of Fender’s best comes from the world-famous Fender Custom Shop in Corona, CA, and 2010 is already shaping up as an amazing year at the “Dream Factory.” The Custom Shop is proud to introduce several highly-distinctive and incredibly-limited new instruments, including several 60th anniversary models. Read more

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster Guitar

January 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster GuitarPRESSER–Fender continues its long tradition of innovation with the January 2010 introduction of the Acoustasonic Tele guitar model.

The Acoustasonic Tele guitar is like no other Telecaster model in Fender history in that it was designed specifically to produce lush, full and authentic acoustic guitar sounds. Read more

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