Mojotone has announced a wide-ranging new collaboration with Fender.
In essence, Fender has given its official green light to Mojotone's replicas of the former company's '50s Tweed and '60s Blackface guitar amps. Fender has also given its blessing to Mojotone's Fender replica guitar amp kits, through which guitarists can essentially build their own replica Fender amps.
It's an interesting idea, though not one that's fully new to the giants of the guitar industry.
Back in 2019, Gibson launched an initiative called the Authorized Partnership Program, which allowed select boutique electric guitar builders to – with Gibson's permission and oversight – build officially-licensed replicas of its most famous models.
In that spirit, according to Mojotone, Fender "carefully audited Mojotone’s amplifier kits, wiring diagrams, electronics, hardware, construction methods and more to ensure [Fender's] innovation carried on through the partnership."
Aside from the amp kits, the Licensed by Fender collection features two lines, comprising recreations of Fender's '50s Tweed and '60s Blackface amplifiers. The amps in the former collection feature a mustard-colored Tweed Olive Stripe cover, while those in the latter are housed in Black Tolex. The amps also feature Baltic birch ply baffle boards and back panels.
Overall, the two lines feature detailed recreations of some of Fender's most beloved amps, such as the Twin Reverb, Bandmaster, and Blues Junior.
Over 60 Mojotone "Licensed by Fender" amp kits and amps are available now, with prices ranging from $327 - $1,016.
For more info on Mojotone's Fender-licensed guitar amps and guitar amp kits, visit mojotone.com.
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