We saw Fender tease its Fullerton Ukulele Series during Winter NAMM earlier this year, and now it has been officially released. The six new choices are based on three iconic Fender designs and come with onboard preamps!
Fullerton Ukulele Series
The Fender Fullerton Ukulele Series comes in classic Tele, Jazzmaster and Strat shapes, and with their four-in-a-line headstocks and no-tie bridges should be a lot of fun to play. Each of the three styles comes with a laminated spruce top, a maple neck, and a laminated walnut fingerboard.
All models have an onboard Fender-designed preamp with volume and tone controls. There’s also a really useful built-in tuner, for when you want to drop tune and go off-road with your mega technical metal riffs. Joking! …Or am I?
Love them or hate them
I’ve always hated ukuleles with a passion, but I have to say the offset Jazzmaster design is kind of cute. Maybe it’s time for me to start up my Ukulele Alternative Rock project?
Offset is the best!
Each shape comes in a choice of two colours. The Telecaster ukulele is available in either Butterscotch Blonde or Black, the Stratocaster shape in Three-Tone Sunburst or Black, and the Jazzmaster design is available in Olympic White or Tidepool finish options. Yeah, I’d go for the Tidepool Jazzmaster myself. It’s a sweet colour and I like offset guitars.
Simple and effective
I think these mini-Fenders look well thought out, and if they are well made, could be a viable instrument for many guitarists. I’m also a fan of the simple no-tie bridge and the onboard preamp/tuner makes these instruments a lot more player friendly, which is always a good thing.
What do you think of these Fender-shaped ukuleles? Which one would you get? Let us know in the comments section below.
RRP – EUR 189 each