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Fender Vintera Series leaked

Fender Vintera Series leaked  ·  Source: Talk Bass/Fender

UPDATE

Fender has now officially announced the 2019 Vintera range, click here for full details!

 

So it looks like the Vintera Series also includes 50s/60s Stratocaster, Telecasters, Thinline Tele, Tele with Bigsby, Mustangs, Jazzmasters and new Jaguars! Here’s a selection of the new Vintera models and finishes (affiliate links):

Fender Vintera 70s Tele Deluxe: Blond, Mocha and Sunburst

Fender Vintera 60s Tele Bigsby 3-SB Sunburst and White

Fender Vintera 50s Tele Mod MN DB Blue3-tone SunburstGreen and Red

Fender Vintera 60s Tele Modified LPB Blue

Fender Vintera 70s Strat SSB Sunburst

Fender Vintera 60s Strat Mod OWH White, BMM Pink

Fender Vintera 60s Strat IBM Blue

Fender Vintera 50s Strat Mod MN DBL Blue and White

Fender Vintera 60s Jazzmaster OW White and Green

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Blue

Fender Vintera 60s Jaguar OT Turquoise

Fender Vintera 60s Jaguar Mod SBL Light Blue and Sunburst

Fender Vintera Series

This story originally broke via a thread entitled Fender Vintera Series on the Talk Bass forum. New instruments from Fender were shown along with pictures and full specifications! The pictures have since been removed from the Fender website, only to be republished later, this time officially. An employee probably clicked on “Publish” too early. Oops!

Vintera. Let us translate: “Vintage Style for the Modern Era”. Although I like the name “Classic Series” much better, but try to imagine how the marketing department at Fender thought this sounded cool and would get players excited.

“For players who want the style and sound of Fender’s golden era. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade-including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with a re-voiced pickup. “

We need bass!

Rather than risking something like bass in the form of their Alternate Reality models, it’s better to rely on the usual suspects with proven features. So you get C-neck with 7.25 radius fretboard Pau Ferro or maple (P-Bass), 20 frets, vintage style,  ash or alder bodies. And a clear coat of polyurethane . Unfortunately no nitro finishes here.

Will the Classic Series be replaced? Quite possibly, but for now here are some of the specifications lifted straight from the information leaked on the Talk Bass forum, along with some pics for you to drool over.

50s Precision Bass

“The P Bass Split Coil has been revoiced, so it sounds as seismically punchy as the original. That’s exactly what made the P Bass® world famous. The neck in the “50s P Bass C” profile plays with 7.25 “fretboard radius and 20 vintage-style frets are classically supple. The vintage-style bridge features four threaded saddles. The tuners are also authentically vintage and convince with tuning stability and performance. Further details: anodized pickguard, chrome hardware, quadruple screwed neck plate. Including Deluxe Gigbag. “

Fender Vintera 50s Precision Bass

Fender Vintera 50s Precision Bass

 

60s Jazz Bass

“You long for the vibe of the golden Fender era? The Vintera ’60s Jazz Bass brings him back. It is equipped with all the coveted features that have given the music of yesteryear its special power – including time-typical neck profile, feel and newly tuned ’60s pickups. Look forward to the ingenious rumbling growl that made the J Bass® a legend. “

Fender Vintera 60s Jazz Bass

Fender Vintera 60s Jazz Bass

70s Jazz Bass

60s Mustang bass

“The 60s Mustang Bass Split Coil is tuned to sound like the original. Crunchy, pithy, growling. A Fender Tone as e-bassists love it. The neck in the “Mid ’60s Mustang C” profile plays with 7.25 “fretboard radius and 19 vintage-style frets are classically supple. The vintage-style bridge features threaded saddles. The tuners also look authentic vintage and convince with solid tuning stability and performance. Further details: Master Volume and Tone controls, chrome hardware, quadruple screw neck plate. Including Deluxe Gigbag. “

The Mustang fan amongst you will notice that finally this model is offered without additional J-pickup at the bridge.

We’ll no doubt get official information soon, and we’ll update you as soon as we do.

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang

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Also it looks like on the website that the Mustang Bass machine heads are made by Hipshot!