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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pauline France
FENDER® ACOUSTICS UNVEILS ADDITIONAL SUMMER 2012 MODELS
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Aug. 30, 2012) — Fender Acoustic guitars announces the release of three additional summer models, the CJ-290S Jumbo Flame Maple acoustic guitar, CJ-290SCE-12 Jumbo Flame Maple 12-string acoustic model, and the diminutive and delightful member of the collection, the Mino’Aka CE Concert ukulele. The three additions join six previously released 2012 models, making for a versatile set of nine acoustic instruments suitable for all tastes and budgets.
Acoustic purists are sure to appreciate the CJ-290S. Previously available as an acoustic-electric cutaway model (the CJ-290SCE), the CJ-290S comes in a pure acoustic version with elegant flame maple back and sides, offering a grand sound with booming response, great balance and projection. Premium features include a solid spruce top with quartersawn scalloped X bracing, tortoiseshell pickguard and abalone rosette, Ivoroide binding, maple neck with dual-action truss rod, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with smaller (3 mm) dot inlays, compensated rosewood bridge with bone saddle and abalone-dot black pins, gold hardware and factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement.
The CJ-290SCE-12 delivers a rich and bold sound with tons of bottom end and remarkable resonance. Features include flame maple back and sides, a solid spruce top with quartersawn scalloped X bracing, tortoise shell pickguard and abalone rosette, Ivoroid binding, maple neck with dual-action truss rod, 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 3 mm dot inlays, compensated rosewood bridge with bone saddle and abalone-dot black pins, gold hardware, factory-mounted forward strap button with internal block reinforcement, and Fishman® preamp/pickup system with built-in tuner.
Fender’s delightful concert ukulele, the Mino’Aka (Hawaiian for “smile”), now has a cutaway and onboard electronics so you can plug into your favorite amp and strum the South Sea nights away. Features include an all-koa body for lilting uke tone, aged body and fretboard binding, elegant acrylic abalone rosette, three-piece mahogany neck with Telecaster®-style headstock, 19-fret rosewood fingerboard, high-gloss finish, Fishman® Kula preamp/pickup system with built-in tuner, and Aquila® Nylagut strings.
For more information, go to www.fender.com.
About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is a leading, global musical instruments company whose comprehensive portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Fender® instruments include the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. For more information, visit www.fender.com.
In 2007, FMIC acquired KMC Music, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of musical instruments and accessories. In 2011, KMC Music and Musicorp united their sales and catalog divisions as KMCMusicorp, creating a leading wholesaler of musical instruments, accessories and lighting equipment. KMCMusicorp produces and/or distributes Ovation®, Takamine® and Hamer® guitars; Latin Percussion®, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and Genz Benz® amplifiers and more. For more information, visit www.kmcmusicorp.com.