New@NAMM 2015: Fender Limited-Edition Guitars

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Fender has announced the release of many new limited edition instruments at the 2015 NAMM Show.

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Special Edition Standard Stratocaster David Lozeau

Noted artist and illustrator David Lozeau has adorned a series of special Fender instruments with his acclaimed and colorfully twisted vision. The result is the Special Edition Standard Stratocaster David Lozeau, which takes the versatile Standard Stratocaster and wraps it in Lozeau’s imaginative imagery.

This colorful Strat has all the fine Standard features players everywhere love, and it comes in four dazzling Lozeau graphic finishes: the red “Sacred Heart” model, the orange “Tree of Life” model, the yellow “Rose Tattoo” model and the blue “Dragon” model.

Available March 24, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Deluxe Mahogany Stratocaster HSS

Mahogany is one of the most popular guitar woods, but few Fender models are fashioned from it. For the Limited Edition American Deluxe Mahogany Stratocaster HSS, Fender has taken its American Deluxe Stratocaster and given it a sleek, slimmed-down two-piece mahogany body for a refined and rare look and sound.

In addition to its distinctive wood construction, the Limited Edition American Deluxe Mahogany Stratocaster HSS features a slightly thinner body, N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups, and a powerful Shawbucker humbucking bridge pickup.

Available October 1, 2015.

Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Oiled Ash

It’s well known that the less finish there is encasing a guitar, the more the body can breathe, resonate and reverberate better and more freely. The Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Oiled Ash has a ’70s-style look with a thin oil finish on the body, allowing maximum tonal transference and organic projection. Its three single-coil Custom Shop Fat ’50s deliver warm and crystalline classic Stratocaster tone.

Available June 1, 2015.

Limited Edition American Standard Blackout Stratocaster

The Limited Edition American Standard Blackout Stratocaster guitar is a great American Standard Stratocaster cloaked in an all-black finish complemented by a black pickguard, black control knobs, black pickup covers and—in a rare touch for a Fender instrument—a smooth-playing ebony fingerboard. Its Mystic Black finish lends an air of noir-ish sophistication, complemented by fleeting hints of sparkle. Its three single-coil Custom Shop Fat ’50s deliver warm and crystalline classic Stratocaster tone.

Available April 1, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Longboard Stratocaster HSS

In a nod to Fender’s mid-20th century Southern California roots, the gorgeous Limited Edition American Longboard Stratocaster HSS was inspired by vintage surfboard laminate designs. It has rear-mounted pickups and a clear back cover that makes the interior electronics visible. Other features include laser-engraved headstock logo and a beautiful natural hand-rubbed oil finish on the body and neck.

Available August 3, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. Introduced in the 1960s as a student model, the Mustang nonetheless soon found its way to into professional hands and onto concert stages worldwide.

The celebratory Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang features an ash body with laminated walnut “competition” stripes that pay stylishly crafted homage to the originals, with the pure, full sound of dual Black Dove™ single-coil pickups.

Available December 1, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster

This eye-catching design of the Limited Edition American Standard Double-Cut Telecaster looks classic and comfortable, but with that remarkable double-cutaway ash body, it’s distinctive and offbeat at the same time.

Pure and rich Telecaster tone comes from a Custom Shop Twisted single-coil neck pickup and a vintage-style Custom Shop single-coil Telecaster pickup. The Butterscotch Blonde finish and black pickguard hearken back to the Telecaster’s original early Fifties era.

Available July 1, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Standard Telecaster HH

An elegant upgrade to one of Fender's latest additions to the American Standard lineup, the Limited Edition American Standard Telecaster HH features dual Twin Head Vintage humbucking pickups for huge tone and stylish pearl block fingerboard inlays for an extra-elegant look. For the guitarist who wants more horsepower and a dash of additional style, this Limited Edition has both—and then some.

Available May 1, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Vintage ’52 Telecaster Korina

Some of the world’s most prized vintage guitars are made from a West African hardwood called korina. Fender has chosen this premium wood to fashion the Limited Edition American Vintage ’52 Telecaster Korina as an elegantly crafted take on a timeless Fender classic. In addition to the sophistication of its body wood and Blackguard Blonde finish, pure and rich Telecaster sound comes from its dual American Vintage ’52 Telecaster single-coil pickups.

Available November 2, 2015.

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Limited Edition American Vintage Hot Rod ’50s Tele Reclaimed Redwood

The body of the Limited Edition American Vintage Hot Rod ’50s Tele Reclaimed Redwood is fashioned from reclaimed old-growth redwood. With antique wood reborn in musical instrument form, this versatile ’50s Vintage Hot Rod design is a beauty to behold, with a humbucking neck pickup and single-coil bridge pickup for sound as compelling as the guitar’s look.

Available September 1, 2015.

Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Stratocaster

The Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Stratocaster features one of the most alluringly unusual finish treatments yet seen on a Fender instrument. After the transparent finish (in beautiful Sapphire Blue or Crimson Red) is applied, the ash body is literally sandblasted, leaving the surface grain pattern wonderfully textured with parallel ruts and grooves in which the black grain-filler coat shows beneath the color finish coat. It’s a truly beautiful look complemented by a black pickguard, and the “topography” of no two instruments is identical.

The guitar is also finely appointed with American Standard single-coil Stratocaster pickups, a “no-load” tone control for the middle and bridge pickups (bypasses tone control circuitry when turned all the way up), and much more.

Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Telecaster

The Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Telecaster features one of the most alluringly unusual finish treatments yet seen on a Fender instrument. After the transparent finish (in beautiful Sapphire Blue or Crimson Red) is applied, the ash body is literally sandblasted, leaving the surface grain pattern wonderfully textured with parallel ruts and grooves in which the black grain-filler coat shows beneath the color finish coat. It’s a truly beautiful look complemented by a black pickguard, and the “topography” of no two instruments is identical.

The guitar is also finely appointed with American Standard single-coil Telecaster pickups, a Greasebucket tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass), and much more.

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