Fender will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of two of its most iconic instruments, as well as showcase several fun, innovative and affordable new products during the 2011 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. from Jan. 13 – 16, 2011. Featured products include:
Officially named the Telecaster in February 1951, the world’s first successful solid-body electric guitar turns 60. It revolutionized guitar playing, changed the sound of music and became a signature instrument for guitarists worldwide. The 60th Anniversary Telecaster packs more than half a century of classic sound and design into one collectible U.S.-made instrument.
When it was introduced in 1951, Fender’s revolutionary Precision Bass guitar liberated musicians from the unwieldy confines of the upright bass, quickly becoming the preferred worldwide standard for tone, power and excellence. The Precision Bass has been booming ever since—six decades later, it’s still liberating musicians, still the worldwide standard and still the first word in electric bass.
Road Worn™ Player Series
The popular Road Worn series instruments struck a chord with guitarists with their aged, well-played look and feel and their incredible value. New Road Worn Player series guitars take the experience a step further with modern player-centric modifications including hotter pickups for smoldering, gritty tone and a flatter fingerboard for smooth, effortless bends. Lightly aged with care, Road Worn Player guitars feel immediately comfortable and familiar, offering endless miles of musical inspiration.
Fender’s new and innovative Blacktop guitar series expands the sonic horizon of classic Fender Stratocaster®, Telecaster, Jazzmaster® and Jaguar® guitars by powering them with high-gain humbucking pickups. The Blacktop series delivers on modern player demands for a thick and heavy sound. These guitars drive a wide array of deep, rich and aggressive tones that match the intensity of any playing style.
The new Fender Mustang amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender FUSE™ software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild.
Squier® by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller
Fender, the name synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll, brings you the world’s first electric guitar that is also an officially licensed Rock Band™ 3 video game controller. Blending state-of-the-art gaming and guitar technology with the authenticity of Fender design and engineering, the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller is created for musicians and gamers alike and rocks both worlds—whether plugged into a guitar amp or into a video game console. For more information, go towww.fender.com/rockband.
To see, hear and play all of Fender’s new products, visit the Fender booth in Ballroom E, on the Third Floor during the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 13 – 16, 2011. Visit www.fender.com for more information.