Fender Noventa

A new limited-edition line for players who prefer P-90s.

Combining classic Fender style and dynamic Noventa pickups, the Noventa Series delivers powerful tones and modern playability.


Its striking good looks are matched by the midrange bite, crisp highs and smooth lows of the MP-90 pickups. 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius fingerboards deliver a smooth blend of modern and vintage playability that is distinctly Fender.

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Noventa Stratocaster

Noventa Stratocaster

The Noventa Stratocaster ($1,049.99 USD, £799, €899, $1,999 AUD, ¥135,000 JPY) is an authoritative tone machine – featuring two Noventa single-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls and a hardtail Strat bridge. The dynamic range of these pickups offers a wide array of versatile and potent tones – suitable for everything from hard rock to jazz and anything in-between. Available in Daphne Blue and Surf Green (Maple fingerboard) and Crimson Red Transparent (Pau Ferro Fingerboard). Available May.

Noventa Telecaster

Noventa Telecaster

The Noventa Telecaster ($949.99 USD, £759, €849, $1,899 AUD, ¥120,000 JPY) is a stripped-down rock machine – featuring a lone Noventa single-coil, master volume and tone controls, stylish 'half' pickguard and 'cut' Tele bridge. But this is no one-trick-pony – a surprisingly versatile and dynamic range of tones are on tap with the adjustment of the volume and tone controls. Available in Vintage Blonde and Fiesta Red (Maple fingerboard) and 2-Color Sunburst (Pau Ferro Fingerboard). Available May.

Noventa Jazzmaster

The Noventa Jazzmaster ($1,149.99 USD, £899, €999, $2,199 AUD, ¥145,000 JPY) is an audacious sonic powerhouse – featuring three Noventa single-coil pickups, master volume and tone controls and a Jazzmaster tremolo. The dynamic range of these pickups offers a wide array of multifaceted and robust tones – suitable for everything from hard rock to jazz and anything in-between. Available in Fiesta Red and Surf Green (Maple fingerboard) and Walnut (Pau Ferro Fingerboard). Available May.

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Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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