Summer NAMM: Fender Debuts New Models at Industry Event Print
Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:26
At last week's Summer NAMM session, Fender was out in force promoting their new guitars from artists John Mayer, Joe Strummer, Jim Root, J Masics. All of these guitars have special and unique features that make them appealing to guitar buyers. Here's a quick snapshot at what they look like and their short bios.

Ltd. Ed. John Mayer Stratocaster

Grammy winner and Fender signature artist John Mayer has teamed up with us again for a limited run Strat, pairing a custom John Mayer Incase tour bag with a matching guitar in a new Cypress Mica finish. This guitar will be limited to 500 guitars for 2007 only. U.S. MSRP $2,142.84
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Joe Strummer Telecaster

London calling...Tele modeled off Joe's iconic guitar. As the leader of the Clash, he sang, shouted and spat socially conscious lyrics with a fervid intensity punctuated by slashing, smashing controlled staccato bursts of fire from a low-slung Telecaster® he cradled more like a weapon than a guitar. This Tele has a distinct heavily road-worn finish and fits like an old pair of jeans. The first 1,500 guitars will also include a DIY stencil and sticker customization kit in a custom 12" album cover featuring art from OBEY's Shepard Fairey. U.S. MSRP $1,285.71
J Masics Jazzmaster

A unique and modern take on the classic Jazzmaster guitar from one of its most well known- players. From Dinosaur Jr. to the Fog, J Mascis and his energetic lead guitar style took the Jazzmaster to a new place and introduced the guitar to a new generation. In addition to its stunning looks, this guitar has many player-centric modifications as requested by Mascis himself. U.S. MSRP $1,199.99

Jim Root Telecaster

A truly modern Tele guitar built for big sounds. As lead guitarist for Slipknot and Stone Sour, Jim Root is one of today's leading heavy guitarists. This Tele was a labor of love for both artist and Fender, combining several unique features to give it an identity all its own. U.S. MSRP $1,285.71
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VG Stratocaster

Fender has teamed up with Roland to create an iconic electric guitar that can do it all. The revolutionary and award winning VG Stratocaster guitar incorporates DSP technology on an American Series Stratocaster, allowing for an amazing array of 16 tones and 5 alternate tunings. All the sounds are serious, usable Fender tones (Strat, Tele, humbucking and acoustic banks) and the amazing tuning feature allows you to glide from standard to alternate tunings at the turn of a knob.
U.S. MSRP $2,428.56
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Source: Fender