Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and Transport for London are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, the world’s greatest electric guitar, and the Routemaster, London’s famous double-decker bus. The two iconic companies are partnering on a “Fender Strat” emblazoned bus, which will serve London’s music heritage 24 bus route.
EVH is proud to announce the release of one of the most requested guitars Eddie Van Halen has played over the years, the EVH Stripe Series “Circles” guitar made famous by Van Halen’s 1981 “Unchained” music video.
Fender is pleased to announce GRAMMY Award-Winning artist, Wyclef Jean, will perform “Dar Um Jeito (We Will Find A Way)”, the official 2014 FIFA World Cup anthem—with Santana, featuring Avicii and Alexandre Pires—on a customized Fender Telecaster Thinline guitar during the event’s widely-televised closing ceremony from the legendary Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sun., July 13.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has promoted industry veteran Richard McDonald to Executive Vice President, Fender Brand. The move represents a larger strategic shift that improves alignment and better unifies all aspects of the Fender brand under one executive. McDonald’s responsibility now expands beyond Fender electric guitars, amplifiers and pro audio equipment, to also include Fender acoustic products and Fender accessories, allowing the brand to be optimized for growth.