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NAMM 2011: Fender Announces New Signature Guitar & Basses
Renowned electric guitar manufacturer Fender has released details of new Fender signature guitars for MC5 guitarist Wayne Karamer and Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus.
Fender introduces a replica of the starred-and-striped Stratocaster guitar that infamous 'kick out the jam' MC5 guitarist and Detroit proto-punk Wayne Kramer used back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
It bears his distinctive U.S. flag finish, with a red-and-white striped body and white-stars-on-blue-background headstock and pickguard.
Special features include a commemorative neck plate engraved with 'This Tool Kills Hate' and a roaring Seymour Duncan '59 humbucking middle pickup.
Other features include an alder body, lacquer body finish, maple neck with C shape and large '70s-style headstock, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 7.25' radius and vintage-style frets, vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster neck and bridge pickups.
It also includes a deluxe gig bag, American Vintage hard-tail string-through-body bridge, Fender/Schaller vintage-style 'F' tuners and chrome hardware.
Another addition to the Fender signature range is the Mark Hoppus Jazz Bass guitar, a perfect punk-pop bass as powerful and addictive as a blink-182 hit.
Distinctive since its 2002 introduction as a Jazz Bass with a split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, it now has a new sonic formula and is available in surf green transparent and new white blonde.
For the updated version of his signature model, Mark has reversed the pickup, with the upper half now on the treble side, delivering fullness from the D and G strings; and the lower half now on the bass side, adding brightness to the E and A strings.
Features include an ash body, maple neck with modern 'C' shape and 1.625' nut width (wider than the 1.5' standard for Jazz basses), rosewood fretboard with 9.5' radius and medium jumbo frets and reversed Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound split-coil Precision Bass pickup,
Also includes a single chrome control knob (volume), combination string-through-body bridge with American series plate and Standard series saddles and screws, and one-piece Jazz Bass pickguard (four-ply white pearloid on Surf Green model, four-ply tortoise shell on White Blonde model).Posted on 5 Jan 2011 16:58 to category : Instruments News
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