Fender introduces new Pawn Shop Series
(john Gorbe | Posted 2011-04-11)
Have you ever modified a guitar to play or sound the way you wanted it? Did you ever want custom guitar that nobody else has to add a sense of originality and individualism to your rig? This is what you get with the new Pawn Shop Series guitars from Fender. These are "the guitars that should have been but never were" -- until now.
The Pawn Shop Fender 51 (pitured top left) melds Fender elements from the 50s, 60s and 70s into one truly distinctive-looking, dynamic-sounding guitar. It has a Stratocaster body and a C-shaped Telecaster neck, with a single-coil Texas Special neck pickup, Fender Enforcer humbucking bridge pickup and an early-50s Precision Bass-style dual-knob chrome control plate. Other features include a maple fretboard with modern 9.5 radius and medium jumbo frets, master volume control with push-pull coil split function to get single-coil tone from the humbucking bridge pickup, three-position rotary pickup selector knob, 70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.
The Pawn Shop Fender 72 presents an unusual combination of classic Fender design elements, not the least of which is its semi-hollow Stratocaster body with an f hole. The result is a truly distinctive instrument with a huge sound, with other features including a U-shaped Telecaster neck, rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5 radius and 6105 frets, Fender Wide Range humbucking neck pickup and Fender Enforcer humbucking bridge pickup, early-50s Precision Bass-style dual-knob chrome control plate with master volume and center-detented pickup blend controls, 70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, 70s-style Fender F tuners, mint green pickguard, bullet truss rod, three-bolt neck attachment and deluxe gig bag.
The Pawn Shop Mustang Special is a classic in everything from a venerable Fender model name to its sleek amalgam of design elements and matchless tonal versatility. Its modified offset Mustang body imparts a sleek 1960s vibe, and its 24 short-scale maple neck with a 60s-era C shape is comfortable for those accustomed to vintage-style instruments. Other features include a rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5 radius and medium jumbo frets, dual Fender Enforcer humbucking pickups with 70s-style covers, pickup toggle switch, three-way coil selector slide switch for each humbucking pickup (enabling 18 different tonal options), mint green pickguard, 70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.
Fender knows a thing or two about vintage instruments. They debuted in 1951 when Leo Fender introduced the Broadcaster, which later became known as the Telecaster. In 1954, the most popular body style to grace stages and recording studios was born: The Stratocaster.
If you like the vintage vibe of Fender guitars from the 60�s and 70�s era with a twist you�ll want to check out the Pawn Shop Series! The guitars list for $999 USD.
from a press release.