FENDER CONTINUES INDUSTRY-LEADING INNOVATION WITH BOLD NEW ELECTRIC GUITARS, AMPS AND ACCESSORIES ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASES FOR WINTER 2022

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 8, 2022) — As live performances re-emerge stronger than ever – from Coachella to Glastonbury – creators and musicians seek the resources to shine within a newly electrified music scene. Now more than ever, Fender continues to be the go-to guitar brand for performing artists around the world. Today, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) unveiled a new line of products coming to stores and online marketplaces this holiday season. The guitars, amps and accessories featured today demonstrate Fender’s commitment to meeting the needs of musicians at every stage of their musical journey, whether in the comfort of their own home, recording in the studio or performing live.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest products from Fender’s history of continuous innovation,” said Justin Norvell, Executive Vice President, Product at FMIC. “Leo Fender has always said that artists are angels and our job is to give them ‘wings to fly’. We continue this mission and expand our vision to “fill the world with angels”, which means giving them the tools to create in a seamless and personalized way. From new Aerodyne® Special Series guitars made in Japan offering a contemporary take on classic Fender® designs, to our expanded selection of new accessories, we have something to enhance every musician’s playing experience.

Introductions include the all-new Aerodyne® Special Series made in Japan – guitars that blend aerodynamic lines and modern hardware with timeless silhouettes to create something instantly familiar and radically new. The series includes sleek Stratocaster® guitars, a futuristic Telecaster® guitar and two new basses, all available in a range of never-before-seen finishes. Plus, Fender’s refreshed Rumble 800 Combo brings a lightweight yet powerful bass amp perfect for any stage or studio; and a range of new accessories designed to make any player feel ready for the stage.

“At FMIC, we are constantly ensuring that new products are in the pipeline to serve the growing community of gamers and creators,” added Tammy Van Donk, EVP FMIC Sales. “We continue to work hand-in-hand with our network of retailers as we all adapt to the changing needs of gamers around the world and across all genres.”

2022 NEW PRODUCT

ELECTRIC

The Aerodyne® Special Series Guitar offers a contemporary take on classic Fender® designs. Distinctive streamlined lines, custom-voiced pickups, cutting-edge hardware, dazzling finishes, and unmistakable silhouettes combine to create instruments that are pure, purposeful, instantly familiar, and radically new. This Japanese-made series inspires with futuristic styling, high-end appointments, and exceptional tone. The bold and original designs that inspired previous generations live on in the new Aerodyne® Special series.

Aerodyne® Special Stratocaster® Guitar (US$1,299.99, £1,299.00 GBP, €1,499.00 EUR, $2,099.00 AUD, ¥181,500) The Aerodyne® Special Stratocaster® features a sleek new look with bold colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and matching cap. A modern satin-finish “C”-shaped neck with a 12″-radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while new vintage-voiced Stratocaster® guitar pickups and a Babicz Z-Series FCH-2 Point tremolo provide balance perfect between high performance and classic.Fender® tone.Available in Bright White, Chocolate Burst or California Blue.

Aerodyne® Special Stratocaster® HSS Guitar (US$1,329.99, £1,349.00 GBP, €1,549.00 EUR, $2,149.00 AUD, ¥187,000) The Aerodyne® Special Stratocaster® HSS features a sleek new look with bold colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and matching cap. A modern satin-finish “C”-shaped neck with a 12″-radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while new vintage-voiced Stratocaster® guitar pickups coupled with a specially voiced humbucking bridge pickup and Babicz Z-tremolo Series FCH-2 Point deliver the perfect balance of high performance and classic Fender® tone.Available in Dolphin Gray Metallic, Hot Rod Burst, or Speed ​​Green Metallic.

Aerodyne® Special Telecaster® Guitar (US$1,299.99, £1,299.00 GBP, €1,499.00 EUR, $2,099.00 AUD, ¥181,500) The Aerodyne® Special Telecaster® features a sleek new look with bold colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and matching cap. A modern satin-finish “C”-shaped neck with a 12″-radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while new vintage-voiced Telecaster pickups and a Babicz Z-Series FCH-Tele® guitar bridge provide the perfect balance between high performance and classic Fender® tone. Available in California Blue, Dolphin Gray Metallic or Hot Rod Burst.

Aerodyne® Special Precision Bass® (US$1,349.99, £1,349.00 GBP, €1,549.00 EUR, $2,199.00 AUD, ¥181,500) The Aerodyne® Special Precision Bass® features a sleek new look with bold colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and matching cap. A modern satin-finished “C”-shaped neck with a 12″-radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while new vintage-voiced Precision Bass® pickups and a Babicz Z-Series FCH-4 bridge provide the perfect balance between high performance
and classic Fender® tone. Available in Brilliant White, Hot Rod Burst or Speed ​​Green Metallic.

Aerodyne® Special Jazz Bass® (US$1,349.99, £1,299.00 GBP, €1,499.00 EUR, $2,199.00 AUD, ¥181,500) The Aerodyne® Special Jazz Bass® features a sleek new look with bold colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and matching cap. A modern satin-finished “C”-shaped neck with a 12″-radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while new vintage-voiced Jazz Bass® pickups and a Babicz Z-Series FCH-4 bridge provide the perfect balance between high performance and classic Fender.® tone.

Available in Chocolate Burst, Dolphin Gray or California Blue. Available October 2022. For more information and product descriptions, click here. For product images, click here.

AMPLIFIERS

Fender continues to expand its line of popular amps with an updated Rumble Series designed to deliver big sound and classic style. The new Rumble 800 packs professional features and a thundering 800 watts of power, making this lightweight bass combo the ultimate platform for any stage or studio.

RumbleTM 800 Combo ($849.99, £769.00 GBP, €899.00 EUR, $1,399.00 AUD, ¥137,500) Joining the world’s best-selling line of bass amps, the RumbleTM 800 Combo delivers impressive headroom and punch from its dual 10-inch Eminence neodymium drivers and compression horm. This Class-D amplifier has everything Fender® bass amps are famous for — and more. With a versatile 3-knob voice, dynamic overdrive circuitry, and output power attenuation for small gigs and practice, the RumbleTM 800 Combo delivers astonishing power and sonic versatility for any style of music.

Available November 2022. For more information and full product description, click here. For product images, click here.

ACCESSORIES

CRATES ($24.99-$199.99 USD, £24.99-£179.00 GBP, €29.99-€209.00 EUR, $XX AUD, ¥2,640-JPY 30,800) Made with materials you can trust on the road, Classic Series wood cases (in Lake Placid Blue and Fiesta Red) are a stylish and dependable way to protect your Fender® Stratocaster® or Telecaster® guitars. Plus, Fender is thrilled to introduce the perfect accessory to go along with the Fender® Mustang™ Micro – the world’s best-selling headphone amplifier. The Mustang™ Micro Carrying Case is a lightweight 3mm EVA foam zippered case that holds and protects your Micro, charging cable, and favorite pair of wired headphones.

CASH HOLDERS ($249.99-$349.99 USD, £242.99-£323.99 GBP, €282.99-€377.99 EUR, $429.00-$599.00 AUD, 33,000 ¥-¥48,950 JPY, etc.) Fender Instrument Case Stands (available in 3, 5 and 7 guitar sizes) are a great way to display and protect multiple instruments. Made with materials you can trust on the road, this 3-ply hardwood case features a vinyl-coated steel carry handle and steel latches. The crushed acrylic soft plush interior liner ensures your guitars stay safe and sound.

FLASH 2.0 RECHARGEABLE TUNER ($29.99 USD, £23.99 GBP, €27.99 EUR, $35.00 AUD, ¥3,300 JPY, etc.) With a faster tuning motor, brighter screen, and our longest battery life, the Flash 2.0 rechargeable tuner will keep any instrument in tune and allows for viewing from every conceivable angle on your instrument’s headstock. With +/- 1 cent tuning accuracy and several commonly used tuning options rarely found on a clip-on tuner, players will never have to worry about going out of tune.

REPLACEMENT COLLARS ($349.99 – $799.99 USD, £339.00 – £639.00 GBP, €399.00 – €749.00 EUR, $699.00 – $799.00, ¥45,100 – ¥82,500 JPY, etc.) This season, Fender® will introduce a wide range of new replacement necks for Fender® or Squier® guitars. Manufactured in our manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Mexico, these genuine 50s Esquire® Neck, Modified 50s Esquire® Necks and Precision Bass® to Jazz Bass® Conversion Necks are built to the same specifications found on Fender’s factory instruments. Manufactured in the same facility as Fender’s USA-made instruments, the American Professional II Stratocaster® neck and Telecaster® neck drawing on over sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s gamers.

STRAPS ($19.99 – $39.99 USD, £16.99 – £29.99 GBP, €19.99 – €34.99 EUR, $40.00 – $65.00 AUD, ¥2,750 – ¥4,400 JPY, etc.) Whether performing on stage or matching your favorite Fender® guitar, we’ve got you covered with our colorful collection of straps for any stage. Featuring four warm fall colorways, the Corduroy suspenders are made from a double-sided polyester corduroy and feature full-grain leather ends for ultimate comfort and durability. Featuring four vintage rose-patterned designs, the Floral straps are made from smooth polyester twill fabric. A modern take on classic designs, the Pasadena Woven Straps feature durable woven webbing with intricate patterns and tubular nylon designed for long-lasting performance.

Available winter 2022. To learn more and for the full product description, click here. For product images, click here.

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