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Fender Releases New Satin Series

June 11, 2013
Fender have unveiled their new line of Teles and Strats, the Satin Series.
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Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

May 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.

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VINTAGE VAULT

1952 Fender Precision Bass

May 13, 2013
This well-played, yet beautifully preserved 1952 Fender Precision Bass—serial #0215—rests against a 1952 TV front Fender Bassman 1x15 combo.
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Legendary Fender Pickup Artist Abigail Ybarra Announces Retirement

May 13, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop is both pleased and wistful to announce that one of its most revered employees, “pickup artist” Abigail Ybarra, is retiring after more than 50 years in the Fender family.
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Early Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

May 11, 2013
An Fender Custom Shop 1962 Stratocaster replica with a gold-sparkle finish
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Fender and Sam Ash Bring the Gift of Music to Children in Queens, NY

May 10, 2013
Representatives of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, KMCMusicorp and New York music retailer Sam Ash, presented 20 student-size Fender, Applause and Jasmine brand classical-style acoustic guitars, gig bags and electronic guitar tuners to the music program at the P.S. 317Q Waterside Children''s Studio School in Queens, New York.
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Fender Expands Cabronita, Standard, and Classic Series for Spring 2013

May 3, 2013
New instruments feature popular designs, and upgraded tops and period correct finishes
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Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Instruments for Spring

May 2, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop’s new spring instrument selection presents some of its most sophisticated and meticulously crafted product offerings to date, including four guitars and one bass.
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Telecaster Obsession

April 15, 2013
Let’s review our Tele history and get some insights from one of the best Tele masters alive, Greg Koch.
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The Two-Pickup Esquire Wiring

March 11, 2013
Also called the “Broadcaster blend circuit,” this wiring is the transition circuit between the single-pickup Esquire and the Telecaster with its well-known dual-pickup configuration.
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1983 Fender Elite Telecaster

March 11, 2013
After introducing the Vintage Reissue line of guitars and basses, which recreated the classic designs of Fender’s glory years, Smith developed the Elite series.
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Fender Becomes Exclusive Launch Sponsor of Rock Prodigy for Windows

March 1, 2013
Fender joins forces with interactive music learning pioneers; becomes official launch sponsor of Rock Prodigy for Microsoft Windows to bring award-winning app to the desktop
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Review Demo - Fender Vibro-King 20th Anniversary Edition

February 18, 2013
Read the review online, in its entirety, for free -- here.
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Fender Introduces Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Stratocaster

February 8, 2013
Fender announces the release of the Custom Shop Eric Clapton “Brownie” Tribute Stratocaster. It will be available exclusively through Guitar Center on March 21, 2013, as part of the Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection.
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NAMM '13 - Fender Carved Top Jazzmaster, Pawn Shop Super-Sonic, and Pawn Shop Bass VI Demos

February 6, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the Carved Top Jazzmaster, Pawn Shop Super-Sonic, and Pawn Shop Bass VI
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NAMM '13 - Fender 958 P-Bass and Select Active Jazz Bass Demos

February 6, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where he visits the Fender booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear the 958 P-Bass and Select Active Jazz Bass.
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GALLERY: Guitar Center Eric Clapton Crossroads Collection 2013

February 5, 2013
Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Brownie" Tribute Strat, Gibson Harrsison-Clapton "Lucy" Les Paul, and a trio of Martin 000 body-style acoustics round out the collection. Photos courtesy Guitar Center.
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Adding an Extension Cab to a Fender Combo

February 4, 2013
Fender’s reissue ’65 Princeton Reverb includes a 10” Jensen C-10R, a long-spring reverb tank, a pair of 6V6 power tubes, and a 5AR4 rectifier tube. Photo courtesy of Fender
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Squier Tele Makeover: Surf-Twang Tweak-a-Rama

February 4, 2013
Guitar guru Bill Hook turns a Squier Tele into a customized twang machine at a fraction of the price of custom-shop axes.
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