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Latest News Releases

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 25, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced a refreshed line of its best-selling Hot Rod Series tube amplifier series, along with two new Rumble Series additions – Fender’s first Wi-Fi-enabled bass amplifiers. Known for their reliability and tone, four new Hot Rod Series IV amplifiers underwent subtle, thoughtful upgrades that include lighter cabinets and new speaker choices, as well as reverb, gain, and volume control enhancements. Inspired by traditional Rumble amplifiers, the Rumble Studio 40 and Rumble Stage 800 boast digital functionality and preset options along with the companion Fender Tone app – similar to its Mustang GT sister series – allowing players to join the most engaged community of tone aficionados.
January 25, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the expansion of its consumer electronics category–off the heels of a successful Bluetooth® speaker introduction in 2017–with PureSonic, the brand’s first earbuds crafted for all types of music lovers. Whether you’re looking for a set of Bluetooth earbuds for a workout routine, daily commute, enjoying favorite tracks or to simply upgrade your music listening experience – Fender PureSonic wired and wireless earbuds marry comfort and style with the same dynamic, high-quality sound Fender has been known for as the world’s legendary authority in music and sound for more than 70 years.
January 25, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced 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.
January 25, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the introduction of 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 buffer. 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
January 25, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today debuted its 2018 electric guitar and bass offerings at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, Calif. Catering to a diverse set of players across genres, new additions include: the American Original Series – a vintage-style line for up-and-coming and established guitar and bass players; an innovative Artist Signature Series model from venerable guitarist Eric Johnson; the limited edition Parallel Universe Collection; as well as new American Special guitar colorways.
January 16, 2018
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of the American Original Series, a new line of American-made electric basses and guitars inspired by some of Fender’s most-successful ’50s, ’60s and ’70s models. Boasting 11 models and 30 SKUs to match a variety of musical tastes and players, the American Original Series replaces the American Vintage Series, which was first introduced in 1982. Whether you’re a gigging musician, lover of vintage-style design or a collector – this new series marries that classic Fender vibe players have always loved about ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Fender electric guitars and basses with distinct, modern features offering greater comfort, playability and best-in-class performance.
November 21, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the JMJ Road Worn® Mustang® Bass, the latest addition to the Fender Artist Signature Series that debuted at Summer NAMM 2017. Evocative of JMJ’s (Justin Meldal-Johnsen) versatile music background, the bass is modeled after his own vintage 1966 Daphne Blue 4-string Mustang Bass. Often working behind the scenes, JMJ has used his prized Mustang Bass and diverse talents – from playing to producing – to make a big impact on the modern rock genre in collaboration with countless acclaimed artists. The JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass project was inspired by JMJ’s constant pursuit of new ideas and sounds, as well as an instinct to piece together multiple components to build something meaningful. The result is an artist signature model that epitomizes the features and tone JMJ loves about his original Mustang, giving him the chance to share it with bass buffs everywhere.
November 14, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced a collaboration with Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien for his own artist series guitar: the EOB Sustainer Stratocaster®. Fender and O’Brien joined forces to produce a guitar that’s as enigmatic and entrancing as the musician’s storied six-string orchestration is. Equipped with a Fernandes® SustainerTM unit, O’Brien designed this guitar with the intention of helping players everywhere experiment, create and find their own diverse sound.
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