NAMM 2012: Introducing… The Fender Select Stratocaster

Fender says: “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 humbucking bridge pickup. Features include a striking Antique Burst gloss-lacquer finish on a sleek flame maple-top body. Its modern “C” shaped birdseye […]
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NAMM 2012: Introducing… Fender's Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar

Those of you who don’t know who Johnny Marr is, in Fender’s own words, “Marr is best known, of course, as the strikingly dynamic and influential anti-hero guitarist-arranger-all-around-musical-wunderkind behind Manchester quartet the Smiths, which virtually redefined and ruled U.K. pop throughout the 1980s. A master of melody, layering and texture, […]
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How to string a guitar

For the last twelve years, I’ve been fitting strings as recommended by Robbie Gladwell – and it works. I used to be of the once-through-the-hole-is-good-enough school of thought but after setting-up fifteen guitars in an afternoon for a Gibson/Epiphone showcase, I had it demonstrated, very publicly, that a secure string […]
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