It’s been a big year for Fender and the artists that play our guitars and basses. From massive festival stages to intimate clubs, players around the world brought Fender’s iconic designs to the masses and perhaps none more than these distinguished talents that have taken their signature instruments around the world.
Each of these models are packed with signature specs – from the pickups to the necks to the eye-opening finishes – that you’ll only find here.
And for those looking to round out their artist-centric gear, Fender also came out with several exclusive capsule collections over the past year, including Juanes, Waylon Jennings, John 5 and J Mascis.
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Now, dive into Fender’s most popular artist collaborations from 2023 below:
An iconic Strat brought back to life just as Blink-182’s reunion tour kicked off earlier this year, this much-anticipated release seems simple, but still packs a punch. Boasting a Seymour Duncan® Invader™ humbucker for immense output and turbo-charged tone, you’ll be able to churn out chunky power chords and crunchy riffs with beloved finishes like Daphne Blue and Graffiti Yellow.
A master at creating epic fuzz soundscapes the world had never heard packs it all into a pedal featuring touches only the My Bloody Valentine frontman could dream up. Echoing Kevin Shields’ own vintage 1970s Fender Blender, he’s added new ways of blending the original fuzz voice so you can control your own walls of sound.
Tap into 24K Magic with an elegant and electric Strat from Bruno Mars, featuring a super-sculpted body sporting a bespoke Mars Mocha Heirloom Nitrocellulose lacquer finish and custom Bruno Mars Stratocaster pickups. A guitar as bold and electrifying as the man himself, this is a must-have for players seeking Strat sparkle with a silky twist.
Globally renowned Latin artist Juanes left no stone unturned with this Stratocaster. Designed for effortless playability, this guitar is created with classic Fender tonewoods for balanced tone, punch and clarity – with a custom pearlescent Luna White satin lacquer finish that sets it apart from the pack.
When My Chemical Romance recently reunited, the sound wouldn’t have been the same without Mikey Way’s vintage bass tone. His namesake Jazz Bass puts it all in a package that features powerful vintage-style ’70s single-coil Jazz Bass pickups, a ’70s “C”-shaped maple neck and dazzling Silver Sparkle finish befitting his band’s epic era of rock.
As one of the most sought-after studio hands of all time, Michael Landau’s “Coma” Strat carries heavy weight, having been featured on records from Pink Floyd, James Taylor, B.B. King and so many more heavyweights. This tribute represents the Coma Strat as it is now, with custom neck and middle pickups and a signature faded red satin lacquer finish.
From the heaviest of shredding with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper to the chicken pickin’ and mind-bending riffs of his own solo projects, John 5’s Ghost Telecaster is ready for anything. We can call it an “axe,” because this Arctic White gloss finish with red knobs, pickup covers and binding just looks like something supernatural.
Based on the Rancid frontman’s own classic acoustic, Tim Armstrong’s checkerboard Hellcat is a great guitar for pop, rock, folk and more. It’s comfortable Concert body is loaded with a Fishman® CD pickup system with active preamp, tuner, volume and tone controls for total tonal control.
After three decades and countless albums, Mike McCready’s Stratocaster has been a stalwart of Pearl Jam’s catalog. This faithful recreation is a replica of his beloved 1960 model that had a lightweight alder body and a slim maple “C”-shaped neck, plus a trio of custom pickups to unlock the sound of the grunge mavens.
Whether it’s his virtuosic work with Vulfpeck or his funky solo chops, Cory Wong always has a Stratocaster in his hand. This model is an homage to his favorite, with Seymour Duncan Cory Wong Clean Machine pickups, an American Ultra “Modern D” neck and satin lacquer finishes to take every collection over the top.
You don’t often see a signature Jaguar Bass, but leave it up to Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr to take the plunge. His model is primed to ignite the iconic riffs that fuel his British hard rock duo, with a compact 30" scale length Modern "C"-shaped neck, gold hardware and a vibrant Tiger’s Blood Orange finish.
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