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Fender

Fender Withdraws Planned IPO

July 20, 2012
CEO says "economic conditions" are the reason for the move.
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Fender Custom Shop Adds New Models to 2012 Limited Collection

July 18, 2012
The models include a 1963 Heavy Relic Stratocaster, 1969 Relic Stratocaster, 1959 Heavy Relic Telecaster, and additions to the Cabronita family.
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1972 Fender Montego II

July 9, 2012
This 1972 Fender Montego II archtop was designed by Roger Rossmeisl of Rickenbacker fame. In 1962, Leo Fender was continuing to devise ways to expand his company’s line of
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Taming A Fender Hot Rod Deville

July 9, 2012
Fender’s popular Hot Rod DeVille—a 60-watt 2x12 combo designed for portability and power. Hi Jeff, First of all, let me say I really enjoy reading your column every month
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Fender Acoustic Adds Models for Summer 2012

July 5, 2012
The additions include a Tim Armstrong 12-string, dreadnought cutaway bass, and the hybrid Sonoran-Bucket dreadnought. Read more…
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Squier Introduces Vintage Modified Series Additions for Summer 2012

July 5, 2012
Additions include a Tele Deluxe, Tele Custom, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and Mustang.
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Roland G-5 VG Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Review

July 4, 2012
See what''s new, what''s improved, and how close it comes to being the only guitar you''ll ever need.
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Fender Select Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2012
Highly figured tops, necks crafted from carefully procured woods, warmer-sounding pickups, and improved electronics and hardware.
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1963 Fender Bass VI and 1966 Fender Bassman

June 8, 2012
Cream’s Jack Bruce and The Shadows’ Jet Harris were among those who explored the Bass VI’s soloing capability.
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Floorboard Multi-Effects Roundup: Fender Mustang Floor, Boss GT-100, and Zoom G5

June 6, 2012
Looking for the latest in multi-effect floorboards? We put three of the newest offerings to the test.
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Fender Super Bassman Pro Bass Amplifier Review

May 30, 2012
Big tube bass rigs will always be a part of the low-end landscape, even as advancements in digital and solid-state technology and performance requirements make smaller rigs more prevalent.
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Fender Pawn Shop Special Excelsior and Greta Amp Reviews

May 23, 2012
And though the Excalibur and Greta differ significantly in terms of look and function, each is a ticket to funky realms that can prompt inspiration and fresh thinking about tone, recording, and performance possibilities.
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Fender Introduces New Additions to the Pawn Shop Series

May 1, 2012
Offset Special, Jaguarillo, Mustang Special, and Reverse Jaguar Bass
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Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar Guitar Review

April 6, 2012
When Fender gave Marr a chance to come up with his own version of the design, he responded with a smart, thoughtful, superbly executed take on this much-misunderstood, and ultra-expressive instrument.
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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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