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Latest News Releases


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.
November 01, 2017
Just days before the launch of her first LP ‘Just The Beginning’, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is proud to announce the launch of pop-sensation Grace VanderWaal’s very own Signature Ukulele series– available Spring 2018. Fender’s popular artist signature models are geared toward product progression and storytelling, creating instruments designed to the unique specifications of the world’s most iconic artists. Adding the winner of the 11th season of NBC’s top-rated America’s Got Talent to the Fender family, VanderWaal is among a wave of younger artists and songwriters who are inspiring a whole new generation of players.
September 19, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) – born and raised near the coast of Southern California – today announced the launch of its new California Coast Series Ukuleles, celebrating the brand’s California roots. All five, diverse soprano, concert and tenor models are named after beaches along the coast of California – from Los Angeles to picturesque Santa Barbara, capturing the spirit of California beach culture and the lifestyle it has to offer year-round. Coming soon, all models from the California Coast Series Ukuleles will include a free 30-day trial membership to Fender Play™, the newly launched digital learning platform, empowering a new generation of players to learn electric and acoustic guitar – and coming soon – ukulele.
August 22, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released the limited-edition George Harrison Rosewood Telecaster, inspired by the late musical legend. With only 1,000 units available worldwide, it is a masterpiece that will capture the imagination of musicians everywhere. In conjunction with the Harrison estate, Fender is commemorating his remarkable career with an instrument that embodies his elegantly restrained playing style and sound.
August 15, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the launch of its newest addition to the Artist Signature Series: the Jimi Hendrixä Monterey Stratocaster®; it honors the late and great rock icon, whose persona and legacy is not only synonymous with the Fender Stratocaster, but also rock ‘n’ roll at large.
July 18, 2017
Music-lovers can now take Fender’s classic style and quality listening experience almost anywhere they go with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s (FMIC) first line of modern Bluetooth-streaming speakers. Beginning July 2017, two new models will be added to the brand’s ever-expanding consumer audio offerings – including the stylish, compact Newport model and premium Monterey model for die-hard audiophiles. Both names were inspired by two of Southern California’s iconic music festivals – the Newport and Monterey Pop Festivals. Created with the Fender afficiando in mind, the Bluetooth speakers exude the classic Fender amplifier design and signature sound – all in a compact Bluetooth device to fit any lifestyle.
Brand: Fender Category: Fender Audio
July 14, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the expansion of its Pro Audio offering with Fighter Series powered speakers debuting at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. Perfect for bands, solo performers, DJs, schools, houses of worship and businesses – Fighter Series active, two-way powered speakers feature a unique combination of features, including high-quality Bluetooth audio streaming and three input channels with two-band EQ per channel to fine- tune audio for specific needs.
Brand: Fender Category: Fender Audio
July 14, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the introduction of reimagined Squier packs, Bullet models and Mini Stratocasters® at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. – all enhanced to better support beginners embarking on their musical journey. Off the heels of the launch of Fender Play, a video-based learning platform, six new Squier packs will come with a free, 30 day trial of the subscription service to jumpstart the learning process anywhere, anytime. Other new introductions include a smaller, more comfortable Mini Stratocaster and a hardtail Bullet. In addition to an array of new color options, refinements to each model include thinner and easier-to-play neck profiles, improved hardware, and more.
July 13, 2017
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the launch of the hand-wired, ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb amplifier at Summer NAMM 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. More than 50 years after its first release, the Blackface Deluxe Reverb amplifier is still one of the most indispensable workhorse guitar amps ever made – played by guitarists on countless stages and in studios worldwide. Representative of those used at the time, the ’64 Custom Deluxe Reverb amplifier recreates that timeless, classic Fender sound heard on countless hit recordings – all in a roadworthy package ideal for vintage tone enthusiasts, session musicians and serious gigging guitar players.
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