New offset guitars from Fender – coming October 2016

Looking for a guitar that’s a bit different? Like alternative body shapes? Fender’s new Duo-Sonic and Mustang guitars and basses could be right up your street. Over the years both models have been released with various modifications. The latest versions benefit from a range of updates which include a string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge on the guitars.
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Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang – worth waiting for?

Yesterday, I popped into town with my son, Harry, to visit our local guitar shop (Guitar Guitar) – just to enjoy a bit of guitar porn. As usual, we were greeted by Will – knowledgeable and helpful shop assistant/guitar guru – who was as cheerful as ever.

While we were browsing, a 1965 reissue Fender Mustang in Dakota Red caught Harry’s eye. Before I knew it, he was sitting on a stool, tuning the Mustang, while Will plugged it into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp. I pushed in the amps “More Drive” button and Harry let rip a few bars. His face lit up. Not only did the guitar look cool, it sounded fabulous – a wonderful blend of guts, clarity and character. Read more…

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