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Fender and Loog Team Up To Bring Kid-Sized, 3-String Guitars To The Next Generation

Children’s guitar brand Loog, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, announced the launch of the Fender X Loog collection, a collaboration featuring kid-sized, versions of Fender’s iconic guitar models.

Fender x Loog brings Loog’s signature elements to Fender’s trademark headstock design – small in size and big in sound. The guitars, manufactured by Loog and designed alongside Fender’s innovative product team, come fully equipped with learning tools including cord flashcards and access to Loog’s learning app, Loog Guitar. The app is available for free in the Apple and Google Play stores and includes video lessons and game-like exercises. Exclusively made for this partnership, the guitars also come with a booklet telling the story of Fender’s first electric guitars.

“I’m very proud of this collaboration. The Fender x Loog collection is a great way to introduce kids to the world of electric guitars and celebrate two of rock ’n’ roll’s seminal instruments: the Telecaster and the Stratocaster” announced Rafael Atijas, founder and CEO of Loog Guitars. “To work alongside Fender’s team on this project has been a pleasure and I’m honored that we were given the opportunity to reimagine these design masterpieces as 3-string electric guitars for children.”

The Fender x Loog collection features two models: a mini 3-string Stratocaster guitar available in black and a mini 3-string Telecaster guitar available in Fender’s signature Seafoam Green. Both guitars come equipped with a single-coil pickup and a standard 1/4 jack that allows them to be plugged into an amplifier. Loog’s trademark design element, the slim 3-string fretboard, sets them apart as an ideal choice for children. With chords simplified to only three notes, learning becomes more accessible and less intimidating for young players. Utilizing standard guitar strings and tuning ensures everything learned on a Fender x Loog guitar can be applied on a 6-string guitar as well.

“It was a natural fit to collaborate with Loog, providing young artists with new tools and they take their first step in their musical journeys,” said Richard Bussey, VP of Accessories, Lifestyle and Licensing at FMIC. “With a history of supporting music education, Fender and Loog came together to blend Fender’s renowned craftsmanship with Loog’s mission of teaching children to play. This exciting partnership aims to foster creativity and enhance accessibility for aspiring artists, nurturing the rock stars of tomorrow, one chord at a time.”

The Fender x Loog guitars retail at $199.00 and are currently only available in the United States on Loogguitars.com, Fender.com, and in key retailers nationwide with plans to expand in Europe, Japan, and Australia later this year.

About LOOG Guitars:

Loog is an award-winning line of guitars, designed to make it fun and easy for children to play music. It started as an academic project when Rafael Atijas developed the concept for a 3-string kids’ guitar as his Master’s thesis at New York University. A year later, in 2011, Loog launched to market through a Kickstarter campaign and, since then, has expanded to a full line of acoustic and electric instruments and music learning apps. Loog guitars are played by hundreds of thousands of children all around the world, as well as established musicians, such as Jack White and members of The Rolling Stones.

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation:

Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)-whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands include Fender, Squire, Gretch guitars, Jackson, EVH, Charvel, Bigbsy, and PreSonus – follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest-quality instruments and digital experiences across genres.

Fender Launches New, Limited Edition, ‘Shields Blender Pedal’ Honoring Kevin Shields

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announces the launch of My Bloody Valentine frontman, Kevin Shields, signature pedal, the Limited Edition Fender Shields Blender – Fender’s first-ever signature fuzz pedal.

Kevin Shields’ groundbreaking sound and his legendary pedalboard configurations have left an indelible mark on the music industry. Shields’ unique blend of distortion and feedback inspired countless musicians to experiment with new sonic textures. Now, four decades after My Bloody Valentine’s formation, Kevin Shields’ iconic sound has been captured in a new wild-but-versatile multi-fuzz octave pedal.

An innovator and pivotal influence on effect-laden guitar tones, Shields awakened iconic sonic walls of fuzz like the world had never heard as he defined the tone of alternative rock in the ‘80s and ‘90s inspiring the ‘shoegaze’ genre and beyond. His tool of choice for fuzz laden chaos: an original Fender Blender effect pedal, prized for its dynamic response and gripping fuzz splatter. Now, through over four years of co-development, Fender and Shields have resurrected this mythical 1970’s fuzz and injected a subversive feature set, creating the all-new Limited Edition Shields Blender Pedal.

“I really enjoyed the experience,” said Kevin Shields. “I’ve been using it a lot recently in the studio, and it’s been great, I’m looking forward to hearing how other people use it. It’s kind of pretty extreme but also very interesting when it’s set up in a subtle way.”

The new Shields Blender pedal is a two-channel beast featuring a hand-copied version of the original Blender circuit (of which Shields is a longtime user and fan) in channel one and a powerful octave blender in channel two. It also feature a footswitchable, reactive voltage sag circuit controlled by picking dynamics built to emulate a tube amp pushed to its limit. For those looking to get the lo-fi/hi-fi sound found on some of the band’s most iconic records like Loveless and m b v, explore the Shields Blender.

This special edition pedal is final assembled in the USA and comes accompanies with a limited print art box, a limited print hand signed collectors booklet telling the story of how this amazing collaboration came to be and a plaque bearing Shields’ signature.

“It is an absolute honor to collaborate with the legendary Kevin Shields on Fender’s inaugural signature fuzz pedal. Kevin’s unparalleled musicianship and visionary approach to guitar tones have redefined the boundaries of sonic exploration,” said Stan Cotey, Vice President of R&D at FMIC. “His creative genius and passion for pushing the limits perfectly align with Fender’s commitment to innovation and delivering exceptional musical experiences. Together, we embark on an extraordinary journey, crafting a pedal that captures the essence of Kevin’s groundbreaking sound with vintage-inspired fuzz, octave-up and sub-octave options, combined with a truly unique sag circuit to harness controlled chaos like not other fuzz pedal – the most revolutionary fuzz design that we have ever developed, and specifically for Kevin’s musical vision.”

Limited-Edition Shields Blender Pedal ($499.99 USD, £449.00 GBP, €549.00 EUR, $749.00 AUD, ¥ 77,000 JPY)

The limited-edition Fender Shields Blender marks Fender’s first ever signature fuzz pedal. A truly historic collaboration between Fender and My Bloody Valentine’s front man and effect pedal genus, Kevin Shields, this special edition pedal is final assembled in the USA and comes accompanied with a limited edition print art box, a limited print hand signed collector’s booklet telling the story of how this amazing collaboration came to be and a plaque bearing Shield’s signature.

Wrangler And Fender Drop Second Legendary Collection

Worldwide denim brand Wrangler and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), the world’s leading guitar manufacturer moving music culture forward, announced a second global launch of the exclusive collaboration featuring attention-grabbing denim looks and new guitar accessories.

“Once again, we’ve teamed up with Fender to release this new collection as a timeless tribute to the artists and legends who have shaped music and denim into what it is today,” said Holly Wheeler, vice president global marketing. – Wrangler. “Wrangler is honored to celebrate the heritage behind these limited-edition collectibles as we pay homage to daring artists with vintage-inspired patches and bold graphics.”

The second Wrangler x Fender collaboration features a variety of mens and women’s long-sleeve and short sleeved graphic tees, as well as staple denim jackets and vests in a variety of washes and finishes with durable stitching and striking details. The women’s line spotlights bold patterns and washes, including a black corduroy catsuit as well as eye-catching metallic and leopard print jeans. The collection also resurrects the bestselling men’s jacket featuring Fender’s logo on authentic Wrangler denim.

Additionally, fans can look forward to guitar accessories in the new Wrangler x Fender Collection – featuring gold-stitched straps crafted in Wrangler denim, denim-wrapped 3-ply hardshell guitar cases featuring the iconic Wrangler pocket design and classic Fender tortoiseshell 351 shaped picks for easy gripping.

“It is a privilege to collaborate once again with a celebrated brand like Wrangler, that values creativity and individuality,” said Richard Bussey, vice president accessories, lifestyle and licensing at Fender. “Integrating iconic Wrangler elements especially into the new accessories collection, from guitar cases to straps and picks, was an exciting experience. We hope our latest collection inspires players, music lovers, and beyond to incorporate unique elements into their personal style, both on and off stage.”

The second launch of the Wrangler x Fender men’s and women’s line is available on Wrangler.com, Fender.com, and in key retailers including Boot Barn, Urban Outfitters, Wiseman’s Western, and specialty boutique’s. Clothing retail prices range from $60 – $250 and accessories retail prices range from $9.99-$89.99.

Fender Announces MonoNeon’s New Artist Signature Jazz Bass V

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced the MonoNeon Jazz Bass V to honor the inventive bassist’s singular vision and empower players everywhere to approach the instrument with the same curious spirit that has fueled his vivid career. Known for his knack for funk and micro-tonal detail, creating a signature instrument that encapsulates MonoNeon’s spirit and ability is a tall order.

As the brand that brought forth the electric bass, Fender seeks to honor the biggest pioneers of the instrument across genres and MonoNeon is one of them. Mono’s fashion sense is on par with his playing, often adorned in fluorescent layers and accessories that would give any glow stick a run for its money. Thanks to this signature model’s eye-popping yellow and orange finish and pickguard, the optics on this bass keep up with the fashion sense of the man who inspired its creation. That being said, MonoNeon Jazz Bass V is far more than meets the eye.

“Getting my own artist signature bass with Fender is definitely a full circle experience happening right now,” said MonoNeon. “Seeing medal holding my bass is really crazy. He’s like my first musical hero. He’s a very funky player. I’d just practice to all of his records, try to find anything he played and just learn it. I wanted to be just like him and I still do.”

Accompanying the launch of the MonoNeon Jazz Bass V is “In Conversation with MonoNeon,” a video hosted by George Clinton, as he guides viewers through the “Monoverse.” The piece features a series of jam sessions, including the “Duo of Bullshit” with MonoNeon and Blaque Dynamite, as well as commentary from his mother, grandmother, and father, Dwayne Thomas Sr.

The MonoNeon Jazz Bass V makes a statement – equal parts swagger and serious business. It features an alder body finished in an eye-popping neon yellow urethane finish, complemented by a neon orange painted headstock and pick guard. “These are my two favorite colors, high-visibility orange and yellow, because I love how the construction workers look on the highway. You can see them from far away. It’s inspired by them.”

The 22-fret, one-piece roasted maple neck is C-shaped for comfort and has 10”-14” compound radius fingerboard and pearl block inlays. Custom Fireball 5-String Humbucking Bass pickups deliver luscious and robust low end with growl, while the 18-volt preamp provides extra headroom. Meanwhile, the 3-band active EQ gives players endless tonal capabilities and the Fender HiMass string-through-top-load bridge increases resonance, weight, and sustain. Each bass comes with a MonoNeon sticker pack and custom headstock Stance sock.

“MonoNeon is one of the most-inventive bass players of this generation, and to honor him with a Fender bass that encapsulates his unique style and vast talents is a privilege,” said Justin Norvell, EVP of Products at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “We worked closely with him to create a bass that not only visually represents the online persona we’ve come to know, but also embodies his funk-inspired, abstract and microtonal playing. From the eye-popping neon yellow and orange finish, to his Custom Fireball 5-String Humbucking Bass pickups and HiMass bridge, this bass gives players endless tonal capabilities and robust low end with a growl.”

In true tradition, the Fender Artist Signature Series honors iconic musicians through product progression and storytelling, creating instruments inspired by the unique specifications of the world’s greatest guitarists and bassists.

Fender Reveals Sampling Of New Product Lineup For Fall

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) revealed a sampling of its new Fall 2022 product lineups, encompassing both player-driven guitar innovation and longstanding Fender craftsmanship. Designed to support Fender’s mission to give ‘artists wings to fly’, the new offerings cater to players looking to expand their sonic palette whether picking up for the first time, stage-ready performers or collectors adding a new piece to their arsenal.

Music continues to evolve as artists expand and diversify the space, redefining the role guitar plays in their creative process. Fender has long listened to this increasing demand for innovation from players and is continuously introducing new models to help fuel creative expression and a hunger for new sounds. New launches span compact yet bold amplifiers and most notably, All-Mahogany additions to the American Acoustasonic Series embodying the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on.

2022 New Product – Acoustics.- American Acoustasonic All-Mahogany

American Acoustasonic All-Mahogany Guitars embody the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, these powerful guitars use a revolutionary Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expressions from the studio to stage hand. Handcrafted in Corona, California at the same factory that makes Fender’s iconic electric instruments, these guitars represent the next era in Fender craftsmanship and innovation – designed for fearless artists seeking an inspirational instrument with limitless new sounds and a great Fender feel.

American AcoustaSonic Telecaster All-Mahogany ($199,99 USD)
Elegantly simple, the Acoustasonic Telecaster was designed to inspire – mixing future technology with organic feel and playability as a way to connect artists to their music. The fully hollow body features an integrated harmonics. A smooth-playing mahogany neck and open-pore satin finish make this cutting edge guitar comfortable and easy to play, while the Solid Mahogany top gives new tonal characteristics with warmer meds and smooth lows.

On stage, the Acoustasonic Telecaster eliminates many of the challenges associated with playing an acoustic guitar live by cutting out feedback, making it easy to access the sounds you need without switching instruments. The Acoustasonic Telecaster is powered by the Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine – a proprietary blend of classic analog and future technologies that optimize the guitar’s natural sound – modifying the resonance to deliver a curated collection of voices.

American AcoustaSonic Jazzmaster All-Mahogany ($1,999.99 USD)
Elegantly simple, the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster was designed to inspire – mixing future technology with organic feel and playability as a way to connect artists to their music. The fully hollow body features an integrated harmonics. A smooth-playing mahogany neck and open-pore satin finish makes this cutting edge guitar comfortable and easy to play, while the Solid Mahogany top gives tonal characteristics with warmer meds and smooth lows.

On stage, the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster eliminates the challenges associated with playing an acoustic guitar live by cutting out feedback, making it easy to access the sounds you need without switching instruments. The Acoustasonic Jazzmaster is powered by the Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine – a proprietary blend of classic analog and electric voices can be played solo or blended via the Mod Knob to create new sounds. They can also be used simultaneously, courtesy of the Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup. Available in Natural or Bourbon Burst.

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Fender Custom Shop Announced Limited Edition Terry Kath Telecaster Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced the global launch of the Limited Edition Terry Kath Telecaster, honoring the legendary “Chicago” guitar player’s legacy with a collectible, limited run guitar created by the esteemed Fender Custom Shop.

The ‘Shop’ is distinctly honored to pay tribute to such an acclaimed pioneer by recreating Kath’s custom Telecaster guitar – which was played throughout his live performances with Chicago and truly embodied the notion of “custom” long before the Fender Custom Shop was founded. Master Builder Dennis Galuzka has replicated the guitar in exacting, every scratch-for-scratch detail, from the Pignose stickers to the gaff-tape-sealed rear body route and every other custom element. With up to 50 units made worldwide, the Limited Edition Terry Kath Telecaster is a guitar for the ages, and a meticulously crafted homage to one of the true guitar greats of our time.

The late Terry Kath has been praised by fans and guitar greats alike for his brilliance as an absolute playing powerhouse. Kath, who Jimi Hendrix once cited as his favorite guitarist, fused sophisticated songwriting ability with his soulful vocals to launch Chicago Transit Authority in 1967. The band shortened its name to Chicago in 1969, achieving worldwide success and 2016 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A consummate innovator, Kath created mind-blowing, never-before-heard guitar tones by experimenting with unorthodox guitar/amp configurations. His instinctive command of his completely original tone is heard on memorable tracks such as “25 or 6-to-4”, “Free Form Guitar”, “Introduction” and others.

His main axe – the one with which he is most identified, and which accompanied him on the journey to cult-status – is a most unusual 1966 Telecaster guitar, completely customized and plastered with stickers. Kath was so attached to the guitar that he’d buy a seat just for the instrument when traveling by air, rather than entrusting it to airline baggage handlers or even Chicago’s road crew.

The Tele guitar was an amalgamation of highly personalized modifications, including a synchronized Strat guitar tremelo with a sawed-off Tele guitar bridge plate, a humbucking neck pickup, custom body routes, a reverse control plate, custom tuning machines and three “wing” string trees. Adorned with Pignose stickers and other intricately placed regalia, the guitar has become legendary in of itself and is synonymous with Kath and his enduring musical legacy.

“This moment has been a long time coming,” said Michele Kath Sinclair, Terry’s daughter. “When we were making the documentary about my dad (Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience), we didn’t know where the guitar was, so the film almost became a hunt for this Telecaster guitar. We finally found it at my grandpa’s house; he labeled all of the guitar cases and this one said “Terry’s Favorite”. Finding this guitar meant everything to me because it feels like I have a piece of him with me that’s so iconic.”

The Limited Edition Terry Kath Telecaster is offered in Aged Vintage White with a lacquer finish and custom elements, like Pignose stickers and other intricately placed regalia.

Fender Signs Agreement with PreSonus Audio Electronics

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced it has signed a definitive agreement of merger with PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana based brand is the leading designer and manufacturer of recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for working creatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome everyone on the PreSonus team to the FMIC family and excited about the future growth opportunities available to both companies,” said Andy Mooney, CEO Fender Musical Instruments Corp. “Our teams share the same passion for music, the same commitment to innovation and the same desire to inspire and equip current and future generations of artists”

“I would like to extend our utmost gratitude to our loyal Baton Rouge and Louisiana community that have supported PreSonus for the last two decades,” said Kevin Couhig, Chairman of PreSonus. “It has been wonderful being a part of this incredible journey with PreSonus. I’m excited to see what the future holds going forward”

“After more than 25 years PreSonus feels it has found the right partner to support us as we continue our growth,” said Jim Odom, Founder/CSO PreSonus.  “We look forward to showing our current and future music community what this opportunity means for them.”

“PreSonus and Fender’s combined vision, the way we see the future of music creation, and the fundamental alignment of goals has made this an exciting idea since the first conversation,” said Jim Boitnott, CEO PreSonus.

For more than 75 years, Fender has been committed to creating tools supporting artists. With each technological advancement, the way that people create and record music is constantly evolving. While most guitar and bass players still plug into amplifiers, many also plug their instruments into interfaces, using virtual amps and effects to create their sounds. Players of all levels are spending more time online than ever before and using a variety of products and technologies to learn, practice, jam and perform, record and share. This modern workflow has expanded the traditional signal chain to include capturing and distributing creative content to the world. Fender envisions an ecosystem that seamlessly integrates hardware and software to create an effortless end-to-end experience for customers at all levels in their creative journey, and joining forces with PreSonus makes that possible.

Founded in 1995 by Jim Odom and Brian Smith, PreSonus designs innovative audio products that provide professional sound quality and features without sacrificing affordability. Throughout its history, PreSonus has built innovative tools for musicians, content creators, producers, and audio engineers. Today, PreSonus is a leading designer and manufacturer of both recording and live-sound hardware and software solutions that solve real-world problems for real working creatives.

Fender and Lexus Partner to Release Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s (FMIC) Fender Custom Shop (FCS) today announced the launch of a limited edition Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster guitar, the newest custom-built piece from Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. Chosen for their passion for bold design, intuitive technology, and Takami craftsmanship, Fender’s alliance with Lexus brings to life the Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster. Fender Custom Shop will be releasing 100 team-built Fender Lexus LC Stratocaster guitars globally.

The Stratocaster guitar includes an omnidirectional Structural Blue finish, a spectral range that produces light metallic blue to deep midnight blue that was originally inspired by the Morpho butterfly. The paint on the Stratocaster guitar is the same paint that was used on the Lexus LC 500 coupe and convertible Inspiration Series, of which only 200 total vehicles were produced for the US. Structural blue paint brings to life the rich curvature of the LC 500 body, and now the guitar body. The paint does not contain any blue material – it looks blue only because of the interference of light. Layers of colorless materials come together to generate the ultimate color, hence the name “structural”.

The neck is fashioned from beautiful 3A flame maple and finished high-gloss urethane, imparting a hint of Fender woodworking tradition in contrast with the instrument’s other advanced visual elements. The fingerboard is made of deep-blue polished Richlite, a composite material known for its tonal properties, structural stability, and resistance to wear and moisture, used by the Fender Custom Shop for the first time. The fingerboard has a flatter 12” radius and 22 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets. On darkened stages, the white Luminlay fingerboard inlays glow in vivid blue.

Additionally, the fasteners on the pickguard are black button head machine screws that create a clean automotive appearance, while the pickups are Fender’s latest version of our Noiseless Single Coils, another first for the Fender Custom Shop. To top it off, the headstock face is finished in Structural Blue with a chrome Fender logo while the custom case is wrapped in carbon fiber textured vinyl, with black leather ends and the Lexus logo embroidered inside the lid.

When we saw the first iteration of this Stratocaster, we couldn’t believe how well it matched the original LC 500 Inspiration Series,” said Vinay Shahani, Vice President of Lexus Marketing. “It’s amazing to see this partnership come together based on our respective brands’ mutual admiration for one another. Seeing our Structural Blue color represented in this Stratocaster guitar illustrates endless possibilities of creativity, and we’re honored to have been a part of this creation.”

Every day, the Fender Custom Shop’s esteemed Master Builders are challenged to build guitars and basses with no boundaries. To match Lexus’s sound systems configuration, Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn included custom machined brushed aluminum knobs to match the Mark Levinson stereo knobs, while reducing the quantity from three typically found on a Stratocaster guitar to two — Master Volume and Master Tone. The fretboard is a polished deep blue Richlite, a material new to the Fender Custom Shop and selected exclusively for this build given the similar components it has with Lexus vehicles.

“As a deep car enthusiast, this was a fun project to build off. We went bold with the technical specs to make this model a living Lexus guitar. I can’t wait to see how everyone rocks out to it,” added Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn. 

Fender Announced Tone Master Super Reverb Amp

Fender announced the Tone Master Super Reverb. It is the next addition to Fender’s acclaimed series of legendary amplifiers. Featuring Fender’s proprietary Tone Master modeling process and combined with player-centric features to maximize the utility of these amps, the Tone Master Reverb is a perfect replication of the legendary tube amplifier with modern features for today’s most demanding professionals.

The Tone Master Super Reverb is the magical combination of the mid-60s black panel amplifier circuit and four 10” speakers. It’s got the unique beefy sound of the large 4X10 cabinet, the chime of the Jensen speakers, and an easily driven mid-powered 45W (simulated) amplifier. There’s no mistaking this sound when you plug into it, and now you can lift it easily and set the volume to the venue.

With modern features including selectable output power and IR lien out, the Tone Master Super Reverb is ideal for stage, studio, or home use.


  • Four Jensen P-10R alnico speakers
  • Normal and Vibrato channels, each with two inputs and Bright switches
  • Rear-panel output power selector for full power and five attenuated settings
  • Balanced XLR line output with impulse response (IR) cabinet simulations, level control, and ground switch
  • Lightweight, meranti ply cabinet
  • Power jewel illuminates in different colors for normal operation, warmup, and mute/silent mode
  • USB port for firmware upgrades
  • Universal worldwide 100V – 240V operation
  • Cover and two-button footswitch included


Legendary Super Tone: This amp features the most accurate emulation of Fender’s original Super Reverb. It sounds like the original, without the extra weight and maintenance.

Onboard Tremolo and Reverb: Fender’s powerful convolution-based technologies recreate the classic reverb and tremolo effects that made Fender’s amps famous and inspired new genres of music.

Rear Panel Features: This amp’s rear panel is packed with useful controls and connections: Line Output with level control, ground lift switch and a three-way IR cabinet simulation switch to select various microphone options.

6-way Power Attenuator Switch: Enjoy full, natural tone at almost any volume – from a full 45W of Fender power down to bedroom-and apartment friendly 0.5W.

Jensen P-10R Alinco Speakers: Jensen Alinco speakers are the traditional Fender speakers, with sweet articulation for clean sounds and cool vintage-style breakup when pushed.

Fender Released the Dhani Harrison Ukulele

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) released the Dhani Harrison Ukulele, marking the artist’s first collaboration with the iconic musical instrument brand. Designed for live performance, the Dhani Harrison Ukulele is built with eye-catching aesthetics from custom inlay work and unique stained finishes, to Fender electronics with a tone knob allowing players to EQ their sound.

“We’re thrilled to launch the Dhani Harrison Signature Ukulele, the latest addition to our expanding line of Fender ukuleles,” said Billy Martinez, Vice President Category Manager -Acoustic and Squier Divisions. “Dhani is a world-leading talent and we are seeing more demand for ukulele instruments than ever – so this collaboration made total sense to us. Dhani worked hand-in-hand with us to create his ideal ukulele, incorporating design elements that are deeply personal to him, which we hope will encourage people all over the world to express their own individuality and creativity.” 

Dhani has carved a unique career path as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter, with a versatility that has led to collaborations with artists as varied as the Wu-Tang Clan, UNKLE, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and Jeff Lynne’s ELO, to name but a few. Harrison grew up playing the ukulele, which quickly became an integral tool in his songwriting. A firm believer that being a great player is about how raw the right hand is and its gusto and rhythm, Harrison was influenced musically by the likes of Gabby Pahinui, Bennie Nawahi and George Formby.  

Dhani Harrison’s psychedelic style spans an impressive career. Harrison has performed at legendary concerts and festivals around the world including Coachella and Lollapalooza, as well as receiving a Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the completion of his father’s final album, Brainwashed. 

“I knew that if I did a Fender signature model, it would have to be a ukulele,” said Dhani Harrison. “I’ve always played it and I write a lot of stuff on a uke. I spent a lot of time in Hawaii growing up and it was there that I really fell in love with the uke as a serious instrument. I designed it to be my ideal stage ukulele that also sounds great when you’re not plugged in. The design is very much inspired by my passions and quest to build the ultimate ukulele. I wanted to do a blue finish and I wanted a light and a dark – kind of like a blue sky day and a space black night. The blue sapphire stain finish is my nighttime mode, and the turquoise stain is my daytime mode. I hope this new Signature Series helps inspire others on their own musical journey.” 

The Dhani Harrison Ukulele is available in two different finishes, each with its own unique fretboard inlays and engraved designs on the back of the instrument. Designed for live performance, the tenor-sized ukulele features a solid ovangkol wood top, with ovangkol back and sides, providing a warm sound – as well as a ¾ depth, upgraded Fender electronics, distinctive build and eye-catching aesthetics. With a choice of daytime and nighttime finishes, the stains were developed to maintain the visual grain of the wood. Extremely lightweight yet durable, the Dhani Harrison Ukulele is built to stand the test of time.