Wow, this is neat. Fender has announced its first USA-made acoustic guitar since the 90s, limited to 30 pieces.
Fender Introduces All-New Limited Edition U.S.-Made Acoustic Guitars
Fender proudly introduces all-new, limited edition acoustic products for 2011. With nine different models to choose from, the new additions to the Fender acoustic family promise to deliver cosmetic elegance and full, high-quality tone at an exceptional value.
The new models boast the USA Select 1, Fender’s first acoustic guitar made in the United States since the ´90s. With only 30 pieces being released worldwide, this dreadnought masterpiece oozes with style with its spruce top, flame maple back and sides, forward shifted X bracing, elegant gold hardware and a Fishman® Sonitone pickup system. This limited model is loaded with a nice classic, punchy and woodsy tone and is rare to come by.
The all-new T-BucketTM Bass becomes the first acoustic bass guitar to join the ever-increasing popular Hot Rod Design series. This grand concert body-style bass has a beautiful flame maple top with scalloped X bracing and a classic Fender Three-color Sunburst finish, mahogany back and sides, gloss-finish mahogany neck, Ivory body and neck binding, and a Fishman® IsysTM III pickup system with onboard active preamp and tuner.
The new additions also include Fender’s elegant concert and soprano ukuleles, the Ukulele Mino’Aka and Ukulele U’Uku. These unique beauties offer exquisite sound and design that evoke the authentic sound of the Hawaiian Islands. The Ukulele Mino’Aka features include a concert style, all-mahogany body with tone bar bracing for sweet, mellow tone; three-piece mahogany neck with 19-fret rosewood fingerboard; aged body and fingerboard binding and a Telecaster® headstock with Fender gold screen logo.
The Ukulele U’Uku soprano is the smallest member of the ukulele family. Features include an all-mahogany body with soundboard bracing for bright tone, three-piece mahogany neck with 12-fret rosewood fingerboard, black body and fingerboard binding and an exclusive Fender headstock shape and gold logo.
Also in the new models is the CN-240SCE Thinline, a perfect crossover instrument for electric players and beginners looking for a great classical guitar. Features include a soft cutaway for easier access to the upper frets, thinner neck profile, solid cedar top with traditional fan bracing, rosewood back and sides, gloss-finish 18-fret mahogany neck and a Fishman® IsysTM III pickup system with onboard active preamp and tuner.
The brand new Fender acoustic products are available at authorized Fender dealers. For more information, and to locate a dealer near you, go to www.fender.com.
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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com