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Fender gets Nostalgic

Published: Tue April 19, 2011  News Feed

At the recent Musicmesse 2011 show in Frankfurt, legendary guitar manufacturer Fender unveiled 3 new models to the world, touting them as “guitars that never were but should have been”. Their new Pawn Shop series instruments draw inspiration from ‘strange and storied pawn shop finds of the 1960s and ’70s, and emerge as all-new Fender guitars with a bold element of eccentricity’. The range is nostalgic but not at the cost of being overly serious or reverential. Focusing on the quirks of the original pawnshop finds but delivering today’s reliability and build-quality. The new models include Pawn Shop Fender Mustang Special, Pawn Shop Fender ’72 and finally, Pawn Shop Fender ’51. All three guitars are available in multiple finishes and come supplied with a deluxe gig bag.

Each of the guitars exudes its own effortless air of cool, but here at the Dolphin office the runaway favourite has got to be The Pawn Shop Mustang Special in Lake Placid Blue with Mint Green pickguard. The guitar features a modified offset Mustang® body, a ’60s style “C”-shaped 24” short-scale maple neck, and dual Fender Enforcer™ humbucking pickups with ’70s-style covers and unique switching system that utilizes a pickup toggle switch and three-way coil selector slide switches for each humbucking pickup which enables 18 different tonal options. The guitar is finished with a 70's-Style Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge and vintage style tuners and strap buttons.

These guitars really capture the wonder and awe I remember from trawling used guitar shops and dusty Pawnshops in my youth, looking for that next guitar to add to my collection, a guitar with it's own character... maybe from years of use or customisation, and a guitar that above all else was fun to play. Maybe it's time to give in and embrace a little nostalgia too?

 

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