Fender Japan to Reissue Ultra-Rare Swinger Guitar

The Swinger was only produced for a short time in 1969 before it was pulled from production, never to return. Until now, that is!
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The Swinger is one of the rarest Fender models of all time. Despite its use by the likes of Ben Kweller and the Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth, the guitar was only produced for a short time in 1969 before it was pulled from production, never to return. Until now, that is!

According to a Twitter post from Fender Japan, the guitar giant will reissue the Swinger - which was originally built with the spare parts from the Fender Bass V and Musicmaster - for its 50th anniversary. 

The reissued Swinger features a 22-fret short-scale neck with a rosewood fretboard and a three-saddle hardtail bridge. The new Swinger also packs a second single coil pickup at the bridge, which is controlled by a single volume and single tone knob, plus a metal-tipped three-way switch.

The Swinger will be available in five finishes: Black, Burgundy Mist Metallic, Dakota Red, Olympic White and Sonic Blue.

The Fender Swinger reissue will, sadly, likely only be available in Japan for 103,500 yen (~$1,000).

For more info on the guitar, keep your eye on fender.com.

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