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Latest News Releases


April 19, 2018
Fender Music KK Japan, part of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, announced today the official launch of its first, free publication, #FenderNewspaper available now at over 300 Fender authorized dealers and music studios.
March 28, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Joe Bonamassa today announced the release of Bonamassa’s own signature amplifier: the ‘59 Twin-Amp™ JB Edition. A reissue of the popular “high-powered” ‘59 tweed Twin-Amp, the new ‘59 Twin-Amp JB Edition combines Bonamassa’s favorite features in a new model that is sure to appeal to fans, collectors and professional guitarists alike. Priced at $3,499.99, the custom amplifier will be available in limited quantities exclusively on jbonamassa.com.
March 20, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the all-new California Series acoustic guitars, celebrating the lifestyle and culture associated with the region and the brands Southern California roots. Energetic and independent, this family of guitars defies acoustic guitar conventions with a visible look and feel of Fender’s famous electric guitars – from the Stratocaster® headstocks and vibrant colors, to the distinctive Fender body shapes that mark players as visionary artists. Lively-sounding – California Series acoustic guitars capture the laid back, yet energetic California lifestyle – from the beach to the festival stage.
March 16, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation today welcomed members of Rory Gallagher’s family to its Dublin office to celebrate his life and music, and to mark his 70th birthday by dedicating a boardroom in his name. The event was attended by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, who made personal remarks in memory of the music legend. The President also unveiled artwork by Alec Galloway, specially commissioned for the occasion.
February 27, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released six new, innovative effects pedals, marking its official entrance into the category with all-original circuits designed by in-house experts – the first of many in a long-term commitment to the category and sonic innovation. Priced from $99.99 to $199.99, the new offerings provide a diverse set of effects – reverb, delay, overdrive, distortion, compression and buffering. From weekend warriors and pro players to guitarists looking for their first stomp box, Fender effects pedals give all types of players a chance to color their tone on stage and in the studio.
Brand: Fender Category: Accessories
February 21, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Fender Digital today announced the expansion of Fender Play to additional platforms and devices, including iPad®, available today for download on the App Store®, and Android, available on Google Play™ March 29, 2018. Poised to inspire the next generation of players, Fender Digital launched Fender Play on iPhone® and desktop with much acclaim in July 2017 in an effort to create a robust digital suite of products for every step of the musical journey. The app is designed to change the way beginning players learn how to play guitar through hundreds of easy-to-follow, instructor-guided video lessons utilizing a song-driven, personalized learning path that enables even brand-new players to master chords and riffs in minutes.
February 20, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline – Fender’s first custom-chambered semi-hollow Stratocaster guitar to include a traditional Stratocaster arm and body contours. Grammy-winning, multifaceted guitarist Eric Johnson is known for his Ah Via Musicom album and hit song “Cliffs of Dover,” as well as his perpetual search for ideal tone and new sounds. After nearly two years of refinement, Fender and Eric Johnson have co-designed his third Artist Signature Series model. Lightweight and resonant, it combines tones from his favorite semi-hollow body guitars and signature Stratocaster, pushing the boundaries of innovation at Fender and beyond.
January 26, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced additions to its growing accessories and lifestyle products offerings at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif., including new ukulele strings, straps and gig bags, as well as the Mini ‘65 Twin Amp and Newport Bluetooth Speaker in new colors. Players looking to change up their existing guitar tone and feel can do so with new Pau Ferro and American Professional replacement necks, as well as V-Mod and Fender Custom Shop Fat ‘60s pickup sets. Also making a Winter NAMM 2018 debut are new lifestyle outerwear, apparel, collectibles and home items for Fender-lovers to show pride onstage and off.
Brand: Fender Category: Accessories
January 26, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the expansion of its offerings with the new Squier Contemporary Series, which includes Stratocaster® and Telecaster® electric guitars with an all-modern look, feel and sound at a meaningful price point. The first new series added to Squier’s offering in several years, this line is ideal for players – entry level and beyond – seeking progressive features in a guitar that that has authentic vibe and style.
January 25, 2018
Jackson® is excited to release a slew of new additions to the Pro Series, X Series, and JS Series lineups including the Pro Series Dinky™ DK2 Ash, the Pro Series Dinky™ DK3 Okoume, several Pro SL2 additions with new wood and color finish options, an X Series SL4X and Warrior WRX24, and new color additions for the JS Series Monarkh SC models.
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