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Fender Announces Rosewood Telecaster and Signature Model Basses From Geddy Lee, Dusty Hill, and Sean Hurley

September 5, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop announces its 2013 collection of limited and artist series models. These include the return of the ever-popular Rosewood Telecaster guitar, as well as Geddy Lee, Dusty Hill and Sean Hurley signature artist series bass guitars.
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Fender Acoustics Releases Jimmy Stafford Ukulele, Sonoran Wildwood IV, and Kingman Jumbo

September 3, 2013
Fender acoustics welcomes one ukulele and two new acoustic guitars to its collection, the Jimmy Stafford Nohea Ukulele, Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV, and Kingman Jumbo SCE Limited Edition.
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Rig Rundown - Queens of the Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen

August 28, 2013
Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen chats about his upcoming signature Fender Jazzmaster and his go-to amps and pedals. Plus! Photos of Josh Homme's and bassist Michael Shuman's main gear.
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Buddy Guy’s Rhythm and Blues, Old and New

August 27, 2013
One of Chicago’s all-time greatest blues guitarists on Muddy Waters, playing the White House, and keeping the blues alive.
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Mod Garage: Inside the 3-way Telecaster Pickup Switch

August 23, 2013
Because the Telecaster’s 3-way switch lies at the heart of many cool mods, it’s important to explore it. There’s more to this little piece of hardware than meets the eye.
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Esoterica Electrica: The Yin and Yang of Creating a Limited-Edition Guitar

August 19, 2013
Explore the mysteries of headstock angle and learn what subtle details a luthier has to consider when designing a new model.
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Ask Amp Man: Upgrades for Silvertone and Fender Hot Rod Amps

August 13, 2013
This month we look at changing the gain structure on a Silvertone and dealing with volume fluctuations in a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe.
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Gear of the Month: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

August 1, 2013
Zach Smith from the Minor Chord guitar shop in Littleton, Massachusetts, shares a rare mint specimen of the same vintage model that was the bedrock of SRV's “Texas Flood” tone.
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Identifying Vintage Fender Speakers — and Battling Hum

July 29, 2013
What kind of speaker is in a 1965 Deluxe Reverb, and how to switch it out without increasing the amp's volume, plus tackling hum in modern Fender combos.
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Fender Expands Modern Player Series

July 24, 2013
Fender announces six new guitar and bass models for it's Modern Player series.
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