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Fender Vintera Series

Fender Vintera Series  ·  Source: Fender/YouTube

Fender has announced the officially launched their new Mexican made Vintera range, based on vintage specific models from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Including new Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Jazzmaster, Jazz Bass, Precision Bass and Mustang Bass models.

Fender Vintera Series

These guitars all leaked online last week, so this announcement is now surprise to anyone that is a regular reader at Gear News. The lineup consists of new Vintera Series versions of all the old favourites from the company’s back catalogue.

New colours

Built in Fender’s Mexican factory these new guitars are all fairly traditional specifications, though with a few noice new colour combinations and on the occasional offset model, matching headstocks. New colour options announced include Mocha, Fiesta Red, Seafoam Green, Inca Silver, Burgundy Mist and Ice Blue Metallic.

Fender Vintera Series Vintage Sounds for a Modern Era

Fender Vintera Series – Vintage Sounds for a Modern Era!

Vintage or Modified?

You can get Vintera models in vintage correct versions, plus we have a few nice ‘modified’ models that include for example a Jaguar with humbuckers!

I like that you have Tim Shaw designed pickups on the various models, which Fender states are period corset for the decade the model is based upon.

Below is a whole heap or official Fender specs for each model in the new Vintera Series, plus a few videos at the bottom for you to listen to as well.

Is it Vintage? Or is it Era?

My only real gripe with the series is the somewhat dodgy Vintera branding. Is it Vintage? Or is it Era? Apparently, it is vintage sounds for a modern era, but hey, nice guitars and some cracking colour combinations in amongst them all.

Well done Fender, you are providing some great looking well specified instruments and at very reasonable pricing.

Vintera Series ’50s Stratocaster

  • Alder or ash body
  • Three ’50s Strat® single-coil pickups
  • “Soft V”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style six-point synchronized tremolo, tuning machines and strap button
  • 5-way pickup switching
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘50s Stratocaster features an alder body offered in Seafoam Green and Sonic Blue. Ash body is offered in White Blonde.

RRP – USD USD 899-949/GBP 749

Vintera Series '50s Stratocaster

Fender Vintera Series ’50s Stratocaster

Vintera Series ’50s Stratocaster Modified

  • Alder body
  • Three Hot ’50s Strat single-coil pickups
  • “Modern C”-shaped neck
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets for modern playing feel
  • Two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style bent-steel saddles
  • S-1TM switch adds the neck pickup in positions 1 and 2
  • Vintage-style locking tuning machines, strap buttons and chrome hardware Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘50s Stratocaster Modified features an alder body offered in 2-Color Sunburst and Daphne Blue.

RRP – USD 999

Fender Vintera Series '50s Stratocaster Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’50s Stratocaster Modified

Vintera Series ’50s Telecaster

  • Alder body
  • ‘50s Telecaster single-coil pickups
  • “Early 50s U”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style Tele bridge with three brass barrel saddles
  • Vintage-style strap buttons
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘50s Telecaster features an alder body offered in 2-Color Sunburst, Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue.

RRP – USD 899.99/GBP 749

Fender Vintera Series '50s Telecaster

Fender Vintera Series ’50s Telecaster

Vintera Series ’50s Telecaster Modified

  • Alder or ash body
  • Custom shop vintage-style Tele single-coil bridge pickup; Custom Shop Twisted Tele neck pickup
  • “Thick Soft V”-shaped neck
  • 9.5”-radius fingerboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Vintage-style Tele bridge with three brass saddles
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • 4-way switching adds series wiring; S-1 pickup phase switch
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘50s Telecaster Modified features an alder body offered in Daphne Blue and Surf Green. Ash body is offered in Butterscotch Blonde.

RRP – USD 999-1,049

Fender Vintera Series '50s Telecaster Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’50s Telecaster Modified

Vintera Series ’50s Precision Bass

  • Alder or ash body
  • Single split-coil P Bass® pickup
  • “Vintage C”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 20 vintage style frets for classic playing feel Vintage-style 4-saddle bridge
  • Gold anodized pickguard
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘50s Precision Bass features a semi-hollow alder body offered in Dakota Red and Seafoam Green. Ash body is offered in Vintage Blonde.

RRP- USD 899-949/GBP 869

Fender Vintera Series '50s Precision Bass

Fender Vintera Series ’50s Precision Bass

Vintera Series ’60s Stratocaster

  • Alder body
  • Three ’60s Strat single-coil pickups
  • “Mid 60s C”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style six-point synchronized tremolo, tuning machines and strap buttons
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Stratocaster features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst, Ice Blue Metallic and Surf Green.

RRP – USD 899/GBP 749

Fender Vintera Series '60s Stratocaster

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Stratocaster

Vintera Series ’60s Stratocaster Modified

  • Alder Body
  • Three Hot ’60s Strat single-coil pickups
  • Modern C”-shaped neck
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets for classic playing feel
  • Contemporary, two-point synchronized tremolo
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • S-1 switch adds neck pickup to positions 1 and 2 Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Stratocaster Modified features an alder body offered in Olympic White and Burgundy Mist.

RRP – USD 999

Fender Vintera Series '60s Stratocaster Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Stratocaster Modified

Vintera Series ’60s Telecaster Bigsby

  • Alder or ash body
  • Two vintage-style ‘60s Tele single-coil pickups
  • “Early ‘60s C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Bigsby vibrato
  • “Lead/rhythm” circuit
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Telecaster Bigsby features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst. Ash body is offered in White Blonde.

RRP – USD 999-1049

Fender Vintera Series '60s Telecaster Bigsby

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Telecaster Bigsby

Vintera Series ’60s Telecaster Modified

  • Alder body
  • Two Hot ‘60s Tele single-coil pickups
  • “Modern C”-shaped maple neck
  • 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Vintage-style Tele bridge with three brass barrel saddles
  • 4-way switching adds series wiring; S-1 pickup phase switch Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Telecaster Modified features an alder body offered in Lake Placid Blue and Seafoam Green.

RRP – USD 999

Fender Vintera Series '60s Telecaster Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Telecaster Modified

Vintera Series ’60s Jazzmaster

  • Alder body
  • Two ‘60s Jazzmaster wide single-coil pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck with painted headstock
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Jazzmaster floating tremolo
  • “Lead/rhythm” circuit
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Jazzmaster features an alder body offered in Olympic White and Ice Blue Metallic.

RRP – USD 999/GBP 799

Fender Vintera Series '60s Jazzmaster

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Jazzmaster

Vintera Series ’60s Jazzmaster Modified

  • Alder body
  • Two Hot ‘60s Jazzmaster wide single-coil pickups
  • “Modern C”-shaped maple neck
  • 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Jazzmaster floating tremolo and Adjusto-maticTM bridge
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Jazzmaster Modified features an alder body offered in 3-Colour Sunburst and Surf Green.

RRP – USD 1049

Fender Vintera Series '60s Jazzmaster Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Jazzmaster Modified

Vintera Series ’60s Jaguar

  • Alder body; 24” scale
  • Two ‘60s Jaguar single-coil pickups
  • “Mid ’60s C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style Jaguar floating tremolo
  • Two pickup on/off slide switches; tone cut switch
  • “Lead/rhythm” circuit
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Jaguar features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst and Ocean Turquoise.

RRP – USD 1049/GBP 799

Fender Vintera Series '60s Jaguar

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Jaguar

Vintera Series ’60s Jaguar Modified

  • Alder body; 24” scale length
  • Two AtomicTM humbucking pickups
  • “Modern C”-shaped maple neck
  • 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Two pickup on/off slide switches; tone cut switch
  • “Master kill” slide switch on upper horn, with single-coil/humbucking blend control wheels for each pickup Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Jaguar Modified features an alder body offered in Surf Green and Sonic Blue.

RRP – USD 1149

Fender Vintera Series '60s Jaguar Modified

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Jaguar Modified

Vintera Series ’60s Mustang

  • Alder body
  • Two ‘60s Mustang single-coil pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style Mustang floating tremolo
  • Slide switch for pickup on/off and phase
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Mustang features an alder body offered is offered in 3-Colour Sunburst, Lake Placid Blue and Surf Green.

RRP – USD 899/GBP 689

Fender Vintera Series '60s Mustang

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Mustang

 

Vintera Series ’60s Mustang Bass

  • Alder Body
  • Split-coil ‘60s Mustang Bass pickup
  • “Thin C”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 19 vintage style frets, for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style 4-saddle bridge and tuning machines
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Mustang Bass features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst, Fiesta Red and Seafoam Green.

RRP – USD 949/GBP 799

Fender Vintera Series '60s Mustang Bass

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Mustang Bass

Vintera Series ’60s Jazz Bass

  • Alder Body
  • Single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped neck
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 20 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style 4-saddle bridge
  • Open-gear tuning machines
  • Chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘60s Jazz Bass features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst, Daphne Blue and Firemist Gold.

RRP – USD 999/GBP 869

Fender Vintera Series '60s Jazz Bass

Fender Vintera Series ’60s Jazz Bass

Vintera Series ’70s Stratocaster

  • Ash body
  • Three ’70s Strat single-coil pickups
  • “Early 70s C”-shaped neck
  • Flat-staggered pole pieces
  • 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard
  • 21 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel
  • Vintage-style six-point synchronized tremolo and strap buttons
  • Period-correct “F”-stamped tuning machines
  • Chrome hardware and three-bolt neck plate
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘70s Stratocaster features an ash body offered in Aged Natural, Mocha and Sienna Sunburst.

RRP – USD

Fender Vintera Series '70s Stratocaster

Fender Vintera Series ’70s Stratocaster

949/GBP 769

 

Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster

  • Alder body
  • Two Wide Range humbucking pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style hardtail Strat® bridge with three chrome barrel saddles
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘70s Telecaster Deluxe features an alder body offered in 3-Color Sunburst, Vintage Blonde and Mocha

RRP – USD 899/GBP829

Fender Vintera Series '70s Telecaster Deluxe

Fender Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster Deluxe

Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster Custom

  • Alder body
  • One ‘70s Tele single-coil bridge pickup; Wide Range humbucking neck pickup
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style string-through-body Tele bridge with three steel saddles
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘70s Telecaster Custom features an alder body offered in Black, Fiesta Red and Sonic Blue.

RRP – USD 899/GBP 829

Fender Vintera Series '70s Telecaster Custom

Fender Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster Custom

Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster Thinline

  • Semi-hollow ash body
  • Two Wide Range humbucking pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 21 vintage-style frets
  • Vintage-style string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge with six saddles Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘70s Telecaster Thinline features a semi-hollow ash body offered in Vintage Blonde, Candy Apple Red and Aged Natural.

RRP – USD 1,049/GBP 999

Fender Vintera Series '70s Telecaster Thinline

Fender Vintera Series ’70s Telecaster Thinline

Vintera Series ’70s Jazz Bass

  • Alder or ash body
  • Two ‘70s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • “Thin C”-shaped maple neck
  • 7.25”-radius bound fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and pearloid block inlays
  • 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles; “F”-stamped open-gear tuning machines
  • Deluxe gig bag
  • The Vintera Series ‘70s Jazz Bass features an alder body offered in Inca Silver and 3-Color Sunburst. Ash body is offered in Aged Natural.

RRP – USD 1,049/GBP 999

Vintera Series '70s Jazz Bass

Vintera Series ’70s Jazz Bass

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