Fender has announced two new, limited-edition ranges of commemorative Strats and Teles in celebration of its 75th anniversary.
The California-built Commemorative Strats and Teles boast ash bodies, one-piece maple necks, 2-color Bourbon Burst finishes, and Custom Shop pickups. Special visual appointments include an engraved anniversary neck plate and a 75th anniversary ingot inlaid into the back of the headstock. The guitars also come with custom Inca Silver molded hardshell cases with Lake Placid Blue interiors and certificates of authenticity.
The Mexican-made 75th Anniversary Strat and Tele, meanwhile, feature "Diamond Anniversary" metallic finishes, maple fingerboards with a “Modern C” profile and medium jumbo frets, and Vintera pickups.
You can read more about each of the new models below.
75th Anniversary Stratocaster
The 75th Anniversary Strat boasts a 2-point tremolo and a matching painted headstock, and comes with a deluxe gig bag. It will be sold for $849.
75th Anniversary Telecaster
The 75th Anniversary Tele features Vintera ‘50s Telecaster pickups, a 6-saddle bridge, and a matching painted headstock. It will be sold – with a deluxe gig bag – for $849.
75th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster
The California-built 75th Anniversary Commemorative Strat boasts a Deep “C” profile neck with rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish, and a sculpted neck heel.
Sonically, it's outfitted with Custom Shop Fat ‘60s pickups, a 2-point tremolo with a cold-rolled steel block, gold hardware, and pearl button locking tuners.
It will be sold for $1,949.
75th Anniversary Commemorative Telecaster
The California-built 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tele features a Deep “C” profile neck with rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish, and a sculpted neck heel.
Sonically, it has Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups, and elsewhere there's a top-load/string-through bridge with compensated “bullet” saddles, gold hardware, and pearl button locking tuners.
It will be sold for $1,949.
For more info on Fender's entire 2021 lineup, stop by fender.com (opens in new tab).
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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