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New Mustangs and Duo-Sonics announced at Summer NAMM 2016

Via Reverb.com video (embedded below)

New Duo-Sonics

  • single coil and humbucker pickup versions
    • coil split on humbucker
  • 9.5″ neck radius with medium jumbo frets
  • small headstock
  • hard tail bridge
  • 3 way toggle pickup selector

New Mustangs

  • single coil and p90 pickup versions
  • larger headstock
  • other features similar to new Duo-Sonic

New Mustang Bass

  • 30″ scale
  • P/J pickup configuration

NAMM 2016 – Guitars of Interest

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.


2 – Ibanez Talman line – new finishes and configurations

3 – Ibanez NDM4 – Noodles Signature updates

4 – Earnie Ball Music Man St. Vincent model

5 – Reverend Billy Corgan Signature

New! Limited Edition American Shortboard MUSTANG®

Revealed as #10 in Fender’s 10 for 2015 Limited Edition Collection is the American Shortboard MUSTANG.

(Note: We copy the Fender content locally since they regularly archive, move, and remove their content.) Fender’s original post url: http://www.fender.com/guitars/mustang/limited-edition-american-shortboard-mustang/0171511721.html

“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
  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
 NECK
  • 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™
 ELECTRONICS
  • 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
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • PICKGUARD: None
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Aged White Plastic
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New Fender ’65 Mustang for 2015

It’s a new mustang for 2015. Just like the previous Classic ’65 Mustangs from Fender but this one has a gloss poly 3 tone sunburst finish. Full specs follow the image gallery below.

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We copy the content locally since Fender regularly archives, moves, and removes their content.)

BODY
  • BODY MATERIAL: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang®
 NECK
  • NECK MATERIAL: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • NECK SHAPE: “C” Shape
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
  • FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
 ELECTRONICS
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • SWITCHING: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
  • PICKGUARD: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
  • SWITCH TIP: Black
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New Jaguar and Jazzmaster models from Fender for 2015

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.