Fender Electric Guitars articles

  • Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review
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    Fender Modern Player Marauder & Jaguar Review - Modern Players Like No Others

    04/15/12

    This time, Fender comes from an unexpected direction! The Fender Modern Player series includes four different guitars (Marauder, Jaguar, Telecaster Plus, Thinline Deluxe) and three different bass guitars (Jazz Bass, Telecaster, Jaguar), while trying to distinguish itself from the countless Standard Stratocaster and Telecasters variations available…

  • Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar Review
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    Fender Kurt Cobain Jaguar Review - Smells Like Cobain Spirit

    12/07/11

    Come on people now! Smile on your brother. Everybody get together. Try to love on another right now! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of Nirvana's Nevermind, Fender presents a reissue version of the guitar bought by Kurt Cobain a short time before the recording of this album.

  • Fender Pawn Shop '51, '72 & Mustang Review
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    Fender Pawn Shop '51, '72 & Mustang Review - Brides of Frankenstein

    11/07/11

    In the USA, pawn shops will exchange money for anything having more or less value, either a watch or a hi-fi system or the ukulele your grandpa brought home from his holidays in Hawaii back in '53. These pawn shops are the modern version of Ali Baba's cave. They are packed with all sorts of things — especially musical instruments, like guitars. Yo…

  • Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Review
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    Fender Telecaster 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Revi… - 60-Years Old and Still Kicking

    10/17/11

    The year 2011 will not be the year of the dog, nor the lion, nor the hamster. It will be the year of the Telecaster. Indeed, it's almost exactly 60 years ago that Fender launched this wonderful riff machine called the Telecaster.

  • Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Review
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    Fender Road Worn Player Telecaster Review - This Guitar Will Wear You Down

    05/22/11

    Without any offense to purists who get a nervous breakdown every time they discover the slightest scratch on their guitar, the Road Worn Series instruments have been intentionally damaged: the varnish has been scratched and flaked off, the neck has been worn down by an artificial process instead of by natural aging — all in order to give them a re…

  • Fender Blacktop Series Review
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    Fender Blacktop Series Review - Fender Puts On a Spurt

    02/27/11

    Instead of launching the umpteenth reissue of a catalog instrument, Fender decided to innovate by mounting high-output passive humbuckers on a new series called Black Top. This new product range includes a Telecaster, a Jaguar and a Stratocaster equipped with the same pickup combination based on two humbuckers. The Jazzmaster gets a more original …

  • Fender American Special Telecaster Review
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    Fender American Special Telecaster Review - Made in the USA

    07/07/10

    What's left to say about the Telecaster? It's contribution to the world of popular music is without doubt. For those still in the dark, some of the music history's most memorable riffs were concocted on this divine piece of wood: "Brown Sugar" by the Rolling Stones "I'm a Man" by Muddy Waters, "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, and "Glory Da…

  • Introduction
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    Introduction - Fender Road Worn Series: Well-worn or Worn-out?

    07/01/09

    What's an impatient guitarist to do when looking for a guitar that's been worn and aged through years of playing and gigging, but who doesn't want to wait for time to do its thing? Two options: buying an old used guitar or a "Relic" which, like some jeans, is new, but artificially worn-down. Like the series Worn Road that we are testing today ...

  • Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster & Jaguar: The Test
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    Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster & Jaguar: The Test - The Parable of the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar

    03/01/09

    In the beginning, Leo created the Telecaster. Keith and Bruce were happy. On the second day, Leo created the Stratocaster. Jimi and Eric were in ecstasy. On the following days, Leo created the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar, which, although intended for jazz, found followers within the surf music scene of the 60s and the rock music scene of the 9…

  • New American Standard Telecaster & Stratocaster Test
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    New American Standard Telecaster & Stratocaster Test - Legends Get a Face Lift

    05/07/08

    Fender has added some new features to a few of its classic instruments and announced the New American Standard series. Here’s a great occasion to come face to face (or body to body) with two of rock’s oldest and dearest friends: the Stratocaster and Telecaster.