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FENDER® ACOUSTICS RELEASES AVRIL LAVIGNE NEWPORTERGUITAR

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (November 5, 2013) — Fender Acoustics is pleased to release the Avril Lavigne Newporter guitar.

Fender’s Avril Lavigne Newporter acoustic is based on her signature Squier® Telecaster® guitar, with all the distinctive punk-pop charm you’d expect from the top-selling Canadian songstress. It’s a concert-size beauty with all black finish, binding and tuners, and featuring a specially designed "star" rosette, 12th-fret skull and crossbones inlay and Lavigne’s signature on the Telecaster headstock.

Other features include an all-laminate mahogany top, back and sides with quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing; black-bound mahogany neck with “C”-shaped profile and 19-fret rosewood fingerboard, Fender “Viking”-style rosewood bridge with white pins; three-ply black pickguard; and Fishman® preamp system with built-in tuner.

Click here to watch a product video, and visit www.fender.com for more information.

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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, Guild®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.

KMC Music, a division of FMIC, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments, accessories and stage lighting equipment, whose brands include Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and MBT Lighting, among others. For more information, visit www.kmcmusic.com.