If you’re a fan of alternative guitars you will probably like this guitar just announced by Fender at Summer NAMM. It’s an Ed O’Brien Stratocaster featuring Seymour Duncan JB Jr, Texas Special, and Fernandes Sustainer pickups.
Here are some guitar highlights from NAMM 2016. If you’re looking for more in-depth coverage off all the NAMM happenings please check out news sites like MusicRadar.
We posted these guitars to our facebook page over the last week and it was interesting to see which guitars received the most interest and engagement. The order below is from most interest to least according to our facebook stats.
1 – Squier – Ryan Jarman model – There was no “official” info on this guitar but a lucky instagram user got a look.
“In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang guitar, Fender is proud to introduce the celebratory Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang. This stylish homage to the original Mustang evokes the spirit that brought the guitar from the classroom to the stage.”
BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
NECK MATERIAL: Rosewood
NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Oil
NECK SHAPE: Modern “C”
SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
TRUSS ROD: Bi-Flex™
BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
NECK PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
Fender has announced 5 new Jaguar and Jazzmaster models for 2015! Details on each of the 5 new models are below, including links to the official Fender pages. At the very end of the post is a video review of some of the models by Guitarist magazine.