Europe-Only Fender Wilko Johnson Telecaster

wilkoSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (July 3, 2013) — Fender is proud to announce the release of the Fender Wilko Johnson Telecaster guitar, which is sold exclusively throughout Europe. With his electrifying proto-punk Telecaster chops, angular onstage swagger and pre-Lydon thousand-yard stare, Wilko Johnson is a venerable, influential and unmistakable U.K. guitar hero. With pub rock institution Dr. Feelgood, Johnson was an original ’70s-era architect of the bridge from no-nonsense Brit R&B to snarling high-energy punk. His percussively choppy fingerstyle work on his early-’60s Telecaster furiously fused rhythm and lead parts, inspiring a new generation of iconoclastic U.K. punk, new wave and post-punk guitarists. Read More …

Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Stratocaster

laundauOh how amazing it would be to create your own dream Stratocaster with the Fender Custom Shop. Personally, mine would probably be a ’62-style relic’d black body with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge position, a Floyd Rose, and a big fat Nocaster neck thicker than a baseball bat. Guitar legend Michael Landau has a slightly different idea though. He’s partnered with the Fender Custom Shop to create an instrument that’s based on his actual ’63 Strat, and it’s full of vintage-correct accoutrements. Not like the likely controversial Strat I’d have them make me! Here’s the press release. Read More …