Fender honors punk-rock legend with Wayne Kramer Signature Guitar
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-04-12)
So, who is Wayne Kramer? Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of the Detroit rock group MC5 (Motor City 5), a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. He was named one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. He also played and/or recorded with such artists as: Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Billy Bragg, Perry Farrell, Gilby Clarke, Don Was, Coheed and Cambria and Mudhoney.
Fender introduces the Wayne Kramer Stratocaster model, a spot-on replica of the starred-and-striped Stratocaster that infamous MC5 guitarist and Detroit proto-punk Wayne Kramer used back in the late 1960s and early 1970s to kick out the jams and kill hate. It bears his distinctive U.S. flag finish, with a red-and-white striped body and white-stars-on-blue-background pickguard and headstock.
Special features include a roaring Seymour Duncan 59 humbucking middle pickup and a commemorative neck plate engraved with This Tool Kills Hate. Other features include an alder body, maple neck with C shape and large 70s-style headstock, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 7.25 radius and vintage-style frets, vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster neck and bridge pickups, American Vintage hard-tail string-through-body bridge, vintage-style tremolo arm, Fender/Schaller vintage-style F tuners and chrome hardware. Deluxe gig bag included.
The Wayne Kramer Stratocaster has an MSRP of $1,299.99 USD.
A few other popular signature artists for Fender include: Andy Summers, Eric Johnson, Eric Clapton, Geddy Lee, Jaco Pastorius, Jeff Beck, James Burton, Ritchie Blackmore, and Sting.
During the past decade, Fender has grown dramatically in sales and stature. The company manufactures and distributes virtually everything that a guitarist needs to perform, from the guitar, strings and accessories, to the pro audio products including amplifiers and mixing boards. Today, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of electric guitars and amplifiers.
Go to http://www.fender.com to learn more.
From a press release.