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Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele  ·  Source: YouTube/Fender

Her debut 2019 album entered the Billboard charts at number one. Six singles cracked the top 40, including the No. 1 hit “Bad Guy”. She toured the world, became a pop culture icon, won five Grammys and recorded the latest Bond song. Where do you go from there? A signature ukulele!

Born in 2001, Billie Eilish has become a global megastar within a few years. While other pop stars of her age have achieved commercial success thanks to a lot of marketing by the music industry, Billie recorded many of her songs together with her brother FINNEAS in the bedroom of their childhood home. The rest is history.

While her genre-typical pop sound may not suggest it, Billie started on the ukulele. She played her first song, “I Will” by the Beatles, aged 6 on a uke. To this day, it’s her preferred tool in songwriting.

Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

If you’re looking for a ukulele with a unique look that’s ready for the stage, then you’ll be pleased to known that the Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele has an onboard Fishman Kula preamp with an integrated tuner, 3-band EQ and volume control. The body is made in the traditional form from sapele, a kind of African mahogany.

Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

Fender Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele

“Blohsh” symbol

The matt black paintwork incorporates Ms Eilish’s “Blohsh” symbol. This signature uke will definitely help you stand out! Just like the recent Fullerton Ukulele Series, the headstock is designed in the familiar Telecaster style. The no-tie bridge makes changing the strings far easier, obviating the need for fiddly knots.

Could we see another Fender soon?

Could we see another Fender soon?

Just the beginning?

I suspect that this ukulele is just the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Billie Eilish, FINNEAS and Fender and that we will be introduced to at least one new signature electric guitar soon. Why? In the recent Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, Finneas plays a conspicuous Telecaster also covered with the Blohsh symbols. I think we may see a signature Tele based on the one in the video…

Fender Play

To help you get started with the new instrument right away, the manufacturer has added six songs by Billie Eilish for guitar, bass and ukulele to its Fender Play teaching app.

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by Jef

7 responses to “Is Fender’s Billie Eilish Signature Ukulele presaging a signature Telecaster?”

    • D says:

      Who is Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas? They’re a very famous five time Grammy winning singer and producer combo from America. Hope that helps.

      • L says:

        Well, she can’t play shit on that ukelele and nonetheless she’s getting a signature model. That’s the level of the music industry nowadays. What a joke.

        • Jef says:

          Surely it is about making music? And not someones prowess on an instrument?

          If you can write songs that sell, then you are doing your job as a creative artist.

          So I have to disagree with your statement, and I think you may need to re-think what songwriting is about.

          Personally, I think she knows how to write a good, catchy song and I’m not so worried whether or not she can play the ukulele well or not.

  1. L says:

    We’re not talking songwriting here. They’re trying to sell an ukelele model named after someone who can barely play it. Absolute disgrace. It’s like getting a guitar model named after Jean-Claude van Damme or Sylvester Stallone (not guitar virtuosos as far as I know).

    • Jef says:

      Again, I think you are missing the point. Her name carries a lot of weight, because she is famous for writing and performing huge worldwide hit songs. Therefore whether she is a virtuoso or not isn’t what this is about. It means people regard her as someone who can write and perform a hit song, she plays the ukulele and whether or not she is considered a great player isn’t really what will sell instruments. It is the fact that this young artist has proven she can sell her art worldwide. So aspiring musicians know her name, whereas I suspect that the many ‘virtuoso’ ukulele players across the planet are relatively unknown and therefore do not have a signature model from one of the larger instrument companies in the USA. Music is not a competition of how great a player you are of one instrument, but is more about creating something that people can listen to and enjoy in there own way. This young woman has the knack for writing songs that resonate with her audience and that is what sells.

      • L says:

        I get your point, it’s all about selling, independently of the quality of the music. But that’s not my point. DIfferent opinions, all valid.

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