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Fender today revealed a huge new Spring/Summer 2022 product lineup catering to eager new players, as well as collectors and tone aficionados. These product transformations continue Fender’s mission to serve artists and players at every stage of their musical journey with industry-elevating innovation and craftsmanship. From stage-ready takes on classics to the perfect companion Squier® guitar for beginners, new additions span several product categories – from electrics and acoustics to amplifiers, pedals and other accessories.

“In 2022, we are continuing to elevate our support plan for dealers to meet this surging musical demand. As a result, we’re introducing new products spanning entry-level gear to innovative models primed for dedicated players who are just starting their musical journey to those ready to take it to the next level,” said Tammy Van Donk, EVP FMIC Sales. “This is our third year providing the online experience which continues to be a strong platform to educate and support our network of dealers. We remain optimistic about the future and growth of our industry.”

“The definition of what guitar music sounds like continues to expand and diversify,” added Justin Norvell, Executive Vice President, Product at Fender. “Guitar continues to be a pivotal force in popular music within a multitude of genres. Our products in 2022 not only cater to the diverse players and sonic tastes, but also new players, who are looking for instruments that are easy-to-play. From 60th anniversary Jaguar® collectible models and a new family of pedals for tone aficionados to 40th anniversary Squier® models and Paramount® Series acoustic guitars and bluegrass instruments for new players and folk enthusiasts, there’s something new for everyone.”

Over the next few days, we’ll take a look at the new releases, beginning with the Limited Edition Jaguars celebrating 60 years of the legendary model.

60th Anniversary Jaguar® guitar ($4899.00 AUD)
The 60th Anniversary Jaguar® models celebrate the introduction of Fender’s top-of-the-line offset instrument of 1962. The Jaguar® was introduced as Fender’s premium offering and was advertised as a “faster, more comfortable guitar.” The 60th Anniversary Jaguar® is instantly recognisable with its iconic offset-waist body, slinky 24” short scale, elegant bound rosewood fingerboard inlaid with pearloid block position markers and matching painted headstock.

Other era correct details include an alder body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish, lead/rhythm circuit, “F” tuners and Jaguar tremolo system with adjustable string mute. A pair of 60th Anniversary Jaguar® guitar pickups provide a host of inspiring tones, ranging from slashing rhythm sounds to round, warm lead tones. The guitar features an engraved neckplate with a 60th anniversary logo, which is also embroidered on the interior of the included hardshell case. Offered in two vintage-inspired colours, Mystic Dakota Red and Mystic Lake Placid Blue, this model will be available in very limited numbers


60th Anniversary American Ultra Luxe Jaguar® guitar ($4899.00 AUD)
For players who demand the ultimate in performance and tone, American Ultra is our most advanced series of guitars and basses. Celebrating the introduction of Fender’s top-of-the-line offset instrument of ‘62, the 60th Anniversary American Ultra Luxe Jaguar® is a stunning modern take on one of Fender’s most unique high-end models. This Jaguar® features the Ultra Luxe Augmented “D” neck with a 25.5” scale for modern playability. The tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register and ultra-rolled fingerboard edges allow for endless playing comfort. A speedy 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard with 22 stainless steel medium-jumbo frets means effortless and accurate soloing, while the Custom Double Tap® humbucking pickups and advanced wiring options provide endless tonal possibilities. Sculpted rear body contours are as beautiful as they are functional, increasing accessibility and comfort. Other features include sealed locking tuning machines, chrome hardware and a TUSQ nut. This state-of-the-art, limited-edition instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights. Includes premium moulded hardshell case.

Available April 2022.

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