Fender has teamed up with pop star Shawn Mendes to create the new Shawn Mendes Foundation Musicmaster guitar.
Mendes' first ever signature guitar, this striking Musicmaster features a floral design recreated by one of his fans, and aims to raise money for the Shawn Mendes Foundation.
The guitar features an alder body, a “C”-shaped maple neck, a six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge and a maple fingerboard with a 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets.
In the pickups department, the guitar features a Tex-Mex Stratocaster single-coil at the bridge and a Player Series humbucker at the neck, plus a push-pull tone control for coil splitting.
"I am so excited to release this guitar collaboration between Fender and the Shawn Mendes Foundation,” Mendes said in a press release. “I hope it inspires some of my fans to pick up and learn guitar for the first time, and give back while doing so."
The Fender Shawn Mendes Foundation Musicmaster guitar is available now - with a three-ply “prairie grass” graphic pickguard and custom neckplate adorned with the Mendes Foundation’s “Solar Burst” icon - for $749.99.
For more info on the guitar, stop by fender.com.
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