Fender release limited edition Saint Laurent collection

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Fender release limited edition Saint Laurent collection

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The two brands have released a collaborative collection including a Limited Edition Fender Saint Laurent Stratocaster guitar.

Saint Laurent Rive Droite and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation have just released a co-branded collection including a Limited Edition Fender x Saint Laurent Stratocaster guitar, Limited Edition ’65 Deluxe Reverb Fender x Saint Laurent Amplifier, and Limited Edition Fender x Saint Laurent Celluloid Picks.

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Founded in 1946, Fender has created guitars, amps, pedals and accessories for players around the world and their innovative musical equipment has been played on more stages than any other company in the industry, revolutionising music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. It is the home to some of the most-skilled luthiers in the world – who craft Fender’s legendary instruments and push the boundaries of possibility.

Anthony Vaccarello’s limited edition collection for the brand endeavours to showcase the expertise of Fender’s innovative luthiers while capturing the elegance of Saint Laurent’s signature.

The exclusive high-gloss black Stratocaster guitar model features an alder body and a maple ’60s Oval “C”-shaped neck with a flat-laminated ebony fingerboard and sterling silver dot inlays, combining classic tonewoods and haute couture embellishments. The black painted, 1-ply phenolic pickguard is loaded with hand-wound ’60s Stratocaster pickups in black lipstick covers for iconic Fender tone with a contemporary look. Beneath the vintage synchronised tremolo, the body is adorned with a silver Saint Laurent logo.

Fender Saint Laurent

In addition, the Limited Edition Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb x Saint Laurent Amplifier is a timeless Fender classic and one of the most indispensable guitar amps ever made. One of the coolest amps around, it has fantastic sound and vintage mid-’60s style still prized by rock, blues and country players globally. This unique, limited-edition amplifier also includes a YSL logo, upgraded YSL-branded cover and black grille cloth.

The collection is complete with custom, limited-edition Fender x Saint Laurent Celluloid Picks ideal for any playing style or technique – with Fender’s classic 351 shape providing easy gripping and a rounded point to reduce string noise. This pick is made from celluloid, a premier pick material with traditional feel and a warm, round musical tone. These limited edition picks come in a co-branded collector’s tin with 6 picks: 2 black, 2 white and 2 checkered.

Available exclusively in SLRD stores in Paris and Los Angeles. Only 10 guitars have been made worldwide. Additional can be made again upon request.