Tag archive for ‘Fender’
By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

All About… Freddie Tavares

Musician, inventor, and a huge figure in Fender’s history. Huw Price celebrates the life and times of Leo’s greatest sideman… Even if you’ve never heard of Freddie Tavares, you’ve almost certainly More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018

Vintage Bench Test: 1970 Fender Stratocaster – Blonde Ambition

With one foot in 1969 and the other in 1970, this Fender Stratocaster is proof that the company was still making great guitars after the CBS takeover. Huw Price plugs in… There are many well-travelled vintage More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, May 4th, 2018

Win a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV combo!

The Hot Rod Deluxe is an institution – for two decades, Fender’s workhorse has been a fixture pubs, clubs, practice rooms and jam rooms the world over, and its versatility and fantastic tones have seen guitar More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 27th, 2018

PRS Silver Sky – Defying Gravity

After two years of exhaustive R&D, March 2018 saw one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets become the most talked-about guitar in recent history. Depending on whom you believe, John Mayer and Paul Reed Smith’s More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Collection: Phil Armitage – Closet Classics

Phil Armitage spent his working life as an examiner at the London College of Music. Now he’s retired, however, he’s had time to devote to a very organised kind of collection. Lars Mullen takes a look in his More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Founders Keepers: Gene Baker Founders Design Stelecaster

Gene Baker was a Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop between 1993 and 1999. Following a stint as Chief Engineer/Master Builder for Premier Builders Guild, in recent years his focus has returned to his b3 Guitars More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Friday, April 6th, 2018

Fender American Original ’60s Jazzmaster

Is Fender finally ready to reward Jazzmaster fans’ patience with the perfect US-made guitar they’ve long been begging for? Richard Purvis meets the new king of the offsets. When you’ve been waiting six More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Win a Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster!

When Leo Fender designed his legendary Telecaster, little could he have known that he was creating perhaps the most versatile guitar design of all time. From country to metal and pretty much every genre in-between, More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, March 26th, 2018

Fender American Original ’60s Telecaster & ’50s Stratocaster

Launched ahead of NAMM 2018, Fender’s American Original Series breaks with recent tradition and offers best-of-the-decade features rather than replicating specific model years. There are also some nods to modernity More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV & Hot Rod DeVille IV

Fender Hot Rods have been around for over 20 years, and 2018 sees the fourth generation hit the streets. Huw Price tests the latest versions of two of the world’s most popular amps. It’s strange that Fender’s More...