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The 6 New Fender Accessories You Need
From new pickups to sweet swag, Fender debuted several new accessories and lifestyle products that will amp up your guitar gear.
By Mike Duffy
Fender unveiled a bounty of new guitars, basses and amplifiers at the 2018 NAMM Show to the delight of the thousands of people that walked the Anaheim Convention Center floor.
But that's not all that dropped at the massive annual trade show, as Fender also released several additions to its growing accessories and lifestyle products offerings.
Whether you're a woodshedder that likes to work on your own instruments and tinker with tone or you're an avid music fan that wants to let your Fender love shine with a new t-shirt, Fender has you covered.
Below, here are six new accessories and lifestyle products that you need to add to your collection:
1. Pickup Sets
If you're one a tone quest, perhaps it's time to check out a new set of pickups in your guitar. Fender's now offering their full range of V-Mod and Fat '60s Stratocaster pickups for players looking to modify their tone. The Fat '60s Strat pickups were previously exclusive to the Fender Custom Shop, while the American Professional V-Mod pickups pickups were voiced by renowned pickup expert Tim Shaw, as well as Michael Bump and Michael Frank.
2. Replacement Necks
There's only one place to get genuine Fender-branded replacement necks, and now there are more options than ever to hot-rod guitars. With 20 new pau ferro necks, as well as those from the successful American Professional Series - these are well-suited to any playing style.
3. Ukulele Gear
If you have a ukulele - have you seen Fender's California Coast Series? - you might not think about the accoutrements that go with it. But Fender now has an entire line of accessories to elevate your uke playing experience, like gig bags, strings and straps.
4. Fender Shirts
For those looking to show their Fender pride, there are some new t-shirts you could add to your rotation, such as a comfortable thermal top and the bear flag shirt that celebrates Fender's Southern California roots.
5. Fender Throw
For the living room, bedroom or practice space, this new Fender throw features a multi-colored collage of Fender's finest gutiars. And it'll keep you warm on those chilly nights, too.
6. Mini '65 Twin Amp
This battery-powered Mini Twin amplifier is perfect for taking Fender tone with you anywhere in a portable package. Small but mighty, the '65 Mini Twin boasts a headphone jack so you can practice in the office or a small living space.