Fender has released its latest Mexican-made line of electric guitars, the Noventa series.
First announced in January, the Noventa guitars are built with alder bodies, 21 medium-jumbo frets, 9.5” radius pau ferro fingerboards, and – most notably – Fender MP-90 pickups.
Each of the Noventa guitars features a different neck shape – a '60s C for the Tele, a thick soft V for the Jazzmaster, and a modern C for the Strat. Hardware-wise, the Strat features a six-saddle hardtail, the Jazzmaster packs an Adjusto-Matic bridge with a floating tremolo system, while the Tele features a "cut" Telecaster bridge.
Controls for the MP-90s are: a single volume and tone, plus a three-position blade selector on the Strat, a single volume and tone on the Tele, and, intriguingly, a five-way Strat-style blade switch on the Jazzmaster, in addition to the volume and tone knobs.
The Fender Noventa Telecaster is available now in Fiesta Red, 2-Color Sunburst, and Vintage Blonde finishes for $949; the Fender Noventa Stratocaster is sold in Surf Green, Daphne Blue, and Crimson finishes for $1,049; while the Fender Noventa Jazzmaster is available in Surf Pearl, Fiesta Red, and Walnut finishes for $1,149.
For more info on the guitars, stop by fender.com (opens in new tab).
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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