05 Dec · Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea gets a new active signature bass model that coaxes a lot out of a single pickup and builds on the previous signature Jazz Bass version bearing his name.
Fender - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Fender? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
03 Dec · The news is out: Fender is about to announce its new American Performer Series for 2019, including Stratocasters, Telecasters, a Mustang, Jazzmaster, P-Bass, Mustang Bass and Jazz Bass models!
02 Dec · Is Fender closing out the Parallel Universe series with a bass? The intriguingly styled and well-specified ’51 Telecaster PJ Bass is possibly the last model in the series for 2018
30 Nov · Heavier guitars sustain for longer - don't they? Or is this one of the biggest myths about electric guitar? YouTuber Darrell Braun has made a little video to help you decide if it's true - or not.
29 Nov · Yet another Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster. Announced at Summer NAMM, this Mexico-built Strat comes in at well under a grand. Are you experienced enough to own one?
27 Nov · Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan has, er, a unique take on the old "what guitar hardware sounds best" discussion, having gone on record stating that white guitars sound better to him...
25 Nov · This young many has taken iconic songs and themes from 40 years of video game history, interpreted them on the bass and crammed them all into this two-minute YouTube video!
23 Nov · This new signature model is a reproduction of The Strokes' guitarist's 1985 reissue of a ‘72 Strat, with all the classic 1970s styling and his unique pickup wiring layout.
16 Nov · It's getting cold (in the northern hemisphere) - that can only mean that audio gear makers are offering silly discounts on their products. Here's a list of the best offers and hottest deals.
09 Nov · Black Friday is nearly upon us and Fender want to get in on the action early. Play subscribers can get 10% off any Fender gear ordered on the company's online store.
06 Nov · Back in 2011, the first prototype of this quitar was introduced as the Voyager. Now it has finally gone into a limited production run as the Meteora and seems sure to divide opinion.
02 Nov · Fender is preparing a new limited edition, the Midnight Series, encompassing rather classy looking Stratocaster, Telecaster and a Precision Bass versions, all made in Japan.
30 Oct · Is this the hottest 'signature' guitar news so far this year? A new Jimmy Page Signature range of Telecasters is to be released in 2019. But will they come with a violin bow?
26 Oct · Fender's Scottish CEO Andy Mooney has let the cat out of the bag about an upcoming line of American-made acoustic guitars that we think may be announced at Winter NAMM 2019.
21 Oct · Fender says that women now account for half of new guitarists picking up the instrument for the first time. Could the likes of pop icons Taylor Swift and rock legends like Nita Strauss be the cause?
14 Oct · The move to extend CITES regulations to all rosewood species caused headaches for instrument makers and buyers alike. Now a proposed rule change may see rosewood exempted from CITES in 2019.