NAMM 2012: Intorducing the Fender Select Series of Electric Guitar and Bass Guitars.
"Select Instruments for Select Indivuduals - the Fender Select Series"
Fender have now announced their total line-up they'll be showing off at NAMM 2012. Aside from the Signature Johnny Marr Jaguar we announced last night (and all very excited about in the Dolphin HQ), there will be another 9 electric guitars and basses making the 'Fender Select Series' for their 2012 line-up. Designed as finely crafted US -made models that represent a new pinnacle for Fender instruments.
Brand New Fender Select Pickups
They're 'Select instruments for select individuals.' The five guitars and two basses in the series are Fenders new top-of-the-production-line best, bringing a wealth of high-end features, elegant designs, strikingly beautiful finishes and specially voiced Fender Select pickups. Specially voiced Fender Select single-coil and humbucking guitar pickups and seismically powerful-yet-nuanced bass pickups deliver masterful tone and unparalleled performance. All guitars in the Select Series come with a Custom G&G Fender Select case and accessories including a strap, cable and polishing cloth.
Fender Select Stratocasters
The Fender Select Stratocaster brings you pure and singing signature sound, a truss rod system for rock-solid stability, a smooth-playing compound radius flame maple fretboard and a no-load tone control. Other features of the Select Strat include a stunning Dark Cherry Burst finish and natural binding on a sleek flame maple-top body, a modern "C" shaped flame maple neck, Bi-Flex truss road and rear-headstock "Fender Select" medallion.
The Fender Select Stratocaster HSS takes the refined elegance of its triple-single-coil brother and amps it up through the roof with the extra power of a Fender Select Stratocaster humbucking pickup and the added elegance of a striking Antique Burst glass-lacquer finish, modern "C" shaped birdseye maple neck, and smooth-playing compound radius rosewood fretboard.
Fender Select Telecasters
The Fender Select Telecasters bring you three new models including a Carved Koa Top Telecaster and Carved Maple Top Tele. All the new Tele models elevate Fender's very first legendary guitar model and include premium features such as: a three-ply pickguard, knurled chrome knobs, American Tele bridge with new American Standard bent steel saddles, stamped brass plate, deluxe staggered cast/sealed locking tuners and nickel-chrome hardware.
With a crisp, clear signature sound the Fender Select Telecaster has a stunning Violin Burst gloass-lacquer finish, its modern "C" shaped birdseye maple neck has a comfortable contoured heel, 22 medium jumbo frets, stylish black pearloid position inlays and a rear-headstock "Fender Select" medallion.
Fender describe their Fender Select Carved Koa Top Telecaster as a finely crafted, artfully captivating and sonically potent take on the Tele and comes with a stunning Sienna Edge Burst finish on a lightweight body with a carved Koa top. Koa wood first made an appearance in Fender guitars in their Limited Edition 2006 Stratocaster and Telecaster and is loved for its stability and exceptionally rich, deeply reflective glow when finished with laquer.
Fender Select Bass Guitars
Introducing a 2012 Select Precision and Jazz bass, both models include premium features such as; a three-ply pickguard (parchment-black-parchment), High-Mass Vintage bridge (top-loading or strings-through-body), Fender/Hipshot vintage-style tuners with tapered shafts, knurled chrome knobs, “stealth” string retainer and nickel-chrome hardware.
Presenting an elegantly crafted, sonically seismic new take on the bass guitar that started it all, the Fender Select Precision Bass has a beautiful Two-colour Sunburst gloss-laquer finish and flame maple top. Loud, clear and deeply resounding tone issues from the new single Fender Select P Bass split-coil pickup and also includes a modern "C" quartersawn maple neck has Posiflex graphite support rods, a satin lacquer black finish and rear-headstock "Fender Select" medallion, 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish black pearloid position inlays.
Elevating their most sonically versatile bass, Fender bring you a brand new Select Series Jazz Bass which has a striking Amber Burst gloss-lacquer finish and slame maple top, modern "C" shaped quartersawn maple neck with Posiflex and a rear-headstock "Fender Select" Medallion. The two brand-new single-coil Fender Select Jazz Bass pickups pump warm Fender/Hipshot vintage-style tuners.