2013 Fender Select Guitars Announced
With Winter NAMM being right around the corner in Anaheim (Jan 24-27) the plethora of new guitar introductions is already beginning. Today we learned of a new set of Select Series instruments from our friends at Fender. In case you don’t remember, the “Select Series” is Fender’s answer to the “ten-top” guitar bodies made famous by PRS and others. In honesty though, if you ever get a chance to play one of these beauties you’ll see that it’s more than just a gorgeous hunk o’wood that makes these… well, select.
For 2013 there is only one new Select Stratocaster, but it’s a beauty. The 2013 edition of the Fender Select Stratocaster® HSS improves upon its 2012 predecessor with several new features. Among these is a channel-bound rosewood fingerboard, a flame maple-top with traditional contours, a Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss lacquer topcoat, neck with hand-rubbed oil finish, and a comfortable contoured heel. MSRP for the model is a cool $2,999.99.
Other non-Stratocaster models that are new for 2013 include: Fender Select Telecaster® HH, Fender Select Carved Top Telecaster SH, Fender Select Telecaster Thinline, Fender Select Telecaster Thinline with Gold Hardware, Fender Select Carved Maple Top Jazzmaster®, and a Fender Select Active Jazz Bass® in the lineup as well.
We’ll provide more info when we see these in person at NAMM in a few weeks.