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1962 Fiesta Red Fender Jaguar

April 6, 2012
The Jaguar made its debut in 1962, and with it Fender hoped to attract interest from surf guitarists who were then dominating American popular music.
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Fender Esquire Basics

April 6, 2012
I admit that the Fender Esquire is one of my favorite guitars ever, and I find its sound and simplicity very appealing.
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1966 Fender Mustang, 1961 Fender Princeton, and Vintage Gibson Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1A

April 6, 2012
That first real rig often holds a special spot in a player’s heart, and in the case of guitarist Brook Hoover, it was because his seminal setup sounded so good.
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5 Essential Jazzmaster Maintenance Tips

March 28, 2012
How to keep your Jazzmaster rock solid on the road.
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Fender Introduces Upgraded American Standard Series Models for 2012

March 21, 2012
The guitars now feature Fender Custom Shop pickups, as well as other distinctive new design touches.
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Tele Control Plate Mods

March 9, 2012
Fig. 1 The reversed control plate with the 3-way switch at the rear. Fig. 2. Wiring for the reversed control plate with the volume pot in the front position,
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Resuscitating A Ruined '56 Fender Esquire

March 9, 2012
1. To repair the hacked-up body of this ’56 Esquire, I cut replacement pieces from old ash and shaped them to graft back into the guitar. 2. Today’s commercial
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1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2

March 9, 2012
A swinging ’60s couple: 1968 Fender Stratocaster and 1969 Kustom K 100 2 head and cab. By the mid 1960s, the Stratocaster— Fender’s top model of 1954—had taken a
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Video Review - Fender Machete 1x12 Combo

March 8, 2012
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Fender Machete 1x12 combo guitar amplifier, which is a complementary video to a print review featured as March 2012 Web Exclusive and can be read online in its entirety, here - .
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Fender Files for $200 Million IPO

March 8, 2012
Scottsdale, AZ (March 8, 2012) – Fender Musical Instruments Corp—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of musical instruments—has announced its plans to raise funds for a $200 million IPO. Founded
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