By Mike Duffy
Mod Shop and More: Great Fender Gear to Upgrade Your Collection
With the chance to save 10% on Fender gear alongside an annual Fender Play plan, you might want to consider this gear for the electric enthusiast.
By signing up for a 12-month Fender Play subscription, you can get 10 percent off Fender gear.
Not only do you (or a lucky loved one) get access to the complete learning app for guitar, bass and ukulele to start or continue your musical journey, you can also save big on your next guitar, bass or amp.
Still, deciding on the right instrument is a challenge.
To help narrow down the search, below is a list of electric guitars - and a few complimentary amplifiers - that might pique your interest as the winter months near.
One way to find your dream guitar or bass is to simply build it yourself. The Fender Mod Shop gives you the opportunity to do just that by choosing between a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass, and then adding your favorites from a selection of finishes, necks, pickups and more!
Once you create your personalized instrument, the team at Fender's facctory in Corona, Calif., will assemble it by hand and get it to your doorstep in around 30 days.
American Performer Strat
With Tim Shaw-designed Yosemite pickups specifically voiced for each instrument and several player-firendly features, the American Performer Series is built for those who demand to be heard. The Performer Stratocaster also includes a unique Greasebucket tone circuit that lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone. And don't miss the Performer Series' stunning satin finishes in Lake Placid Blue and Surf Green!
American Professional Telecaster
If you're a Telecaster fanatic, the American Professional Tele combines some of Fender's most-sought-after features, such as crisp and clear V-Mod pickups, a comfortable new "Deep C" neck profile, narrow-tall frets and a redesigned bridge sporting three compensated brass barrel saddles for accurate intonation and vintage-informed tone.
Player Series Jaguar
If you don't have an offset guitar in your arsenal, the Player Series Jaguar is a great addition. In addition to its iconic slim-waisted shape, this versatile model boasts a slide switch that allows you to only engage the outside coil of the humbucking bridge pickup for classic single-coil tone.
American Performer Mustang
THe 24" scale and smaller body of the American Performer Mustang make it an interesting and fun entry into the Performer Series, and you can get great sounds out of the Yosemite pickups and Greasebucket tone system.
Tone Master Deluxe Reverb
Of course, if you're playing the electric guitar, you have to plug into an amp, and the Tone Master Series Deluxe Reverb faithfully recreates the the circuitry and 22-watt power output of an original highly coveted Deluxe tube amp - at half the weight. Using a high-performance 100-watt digital power amp to achieve the headroom and dynamic range of a real vintage Deluxe tube amp, he result is timeless Deluxe Reverb tube tone.
Meanwhile, Fender tube-heads might be drawn to the Bassbreaker 30R. This two-channel combo takes a cue from the supercharged high-gain distortion and spacious reverb of the popular Bassbreaker 15 and adds full channel switching and a built-in effects loop to customize your tone.
If you'd like to get your 10-percent discount on Fender gear - like that in the highlighted guide above - start your fee trial of Fender Play here.
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