15 Apr · Fender has just announced its Flame Maple Top Stratocaster, a classy, suave new take on its classic guitar. Looking for a posh alternative to the humble old Strat? This could be one to check out.
Fender - News and Rumours
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11 Apr · The Sixty-Six is Fender's latest Alternate Reality model, combining Strat and Jazz Bass designs. While the specs and early demos look/sound promising, will it prove a winner with punters?
09 Apr · Fender's Dragon and Mirrored Jimmy Page Telecasters recreate iconic guitars from the late Yardbirds/early Led Zep days. Now the firm has released new videos narrated by Mr Page that retell the story.
04 Apr · A major new rock and roll gear show at the Met in NYC called "Play It Loud: Instruments Of Rock And Roll" will include equipment owned by Page, Moon, Clapton, Emerson and EVH.
30 Mar · Guitars owned by a certain D Gilmour Esq are up for auction this year, getting many of us gear heads pretty excited. The collection is viewable for free in London until 31 March.
27 Mar · Fender Europe has been fined for withholding documents during a CMA inspection in the context of an ongoing price-fixing investigation involving Fender, Yamaha, Korg and Roland.
22 Mar · Based on the classic American Fender 1950s design the new Classic Vibe Esquire will get you vintage looks and tones but on a budget.
22 Mar · The tonal secrets of your guitar are often hidden in the controls and this is where cheaper guitars often fall down. The humble potentiometer can unleash your guitar's potential!
15 Mar · The new Fender Custom Shop Josefina hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster pickup set is being touted by the company as its next big thing in '50s style Strat tone.
11 Mar · In Part 1 we will be covering the basics of soldering, what to upgrade on your Squier and where to find the correct components. With a few simple upgrades, you're Squier will sound more like a Fender!
09 Mar · To promote their new Black album, Weezer are giving away a limited-edition custom Black Album Fender Stratocaster. It's available via a sweepstake and there is only one guitar available!
08 Mar · The new Fender Powercaster is a hardtail offset model, part of its new Alternate Reality series for 2019. Love it or hard pass? This model will certainly divide opinion...
01 Mar · Make your Squier Stratocaster play like an American Fender with a few simple upgrades - these three tips focus on tuning stability to help propel your Squier guitar into the big leagues.
17 Feb · With this easy to learn guitar setup trick you can really make your cheap Squier play like an American Fender and you won't need any specialist tools to do the job either!
16 Feb · In big news for guitar makers, the UK's mia says that a proposal has been "nominally agreed" that would end many of the restrictions imposed on rosewood use in instrument making.
15 Feb · JHS, Benson Amps and Walrus Audio are among the manufacturers withdrawing products from sale and although Adams has apologized via Twitter, he's now under investigation by the FBI.