Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has again expanded on an already massive range of musical instruments.
Today sees the announcement of the Fender 2023 range with new guitars from Fender, Squier, Jackson, Gretsch, EVH and Charvel, including both Ensenada, USA and Japanese made instruments.
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Fender has seen expansion into Vintera II, with a plethora of historical models being honoured within it, but the Limited Edition Suona series might pique your interest. With semi-hollow ash bodies, The Suona series are built from ash harvested from the legendary “Musical Woods” of the Fiemme Valley in the Italian Alps.
Squier sees expansion of their Paranormal range, offering unique takes on the Esquire, Jazzmaster XII and a Strat-O-Sonic to name a few.
Showstoppers Jackson have unveiled new additions to their ‘Made in Japan’ MJ Series range, including a Randy Rhoads RR24MG. The Pro Series has been Jackson’s mid-tier accessible range, now expanding to the Pro Plus Series, including new multi-scale models with EverTune bridges in 6 and 7-string options. The affordable X-Series also expands with new Rhoads, Dinkys and Soloists in a variety of colours, finishes and matching fretboard woods and pickup configurations.
Continuing with the high-performance range, Charvel has added more guitars to their Pro Mod range, as well as expanding into a Charvel ‘Made in Japan’ Series. Charvel produced exclusively in Japan in the 80s, and 2023 sees a range returning to the masterful quality of Japanese builders.
The Japanese range sees two San Dimas Style 1 electrics on offer, with either Pau Ferro or Maple fretboards in a variety of colours. There’s also a ProLimited Edition Green Glow Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1 in Charvel’s sandblasted Ash finish.
Never one to be upstaged, Gretsch have announced additional Streamliner and Electromatic models, as well as limited edition Professional Collection (made in Japan) to celebrate 140 years of Gretsch. The Streamliner expansion sees new colours like Amethyst purple, Cerulean Smoke blue, Fireburst and Coral pink to name a few. The Professional Series boasts a limited edition Paisley Penguin, as well as a Sidewinder in a Bourbon Stain, reminiscent of the 6130 Roundup models.
Last, but by no means least, EVH has expanded its range to include expanded Star models and Frankenstein Relics, both being available in a variety of colours. The 5150 Standard Series and Wolfgang Standard and Special models also see expansion into new colours and finishes.
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