Fender Electric XII

Fender revives its 60s 12-string classic guitar

September 15, 2019 in Gear, News

Arriving in 1965, the Electric XII was aimed at folk-rock musicians and it can be heard on ‘Stairway To Heaven’…

Paul Smith's Songwriting Survival Kit

Paul Smith’s Songwriting Survival Kit

October 23, 2018 in Gear, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Autumn 2018

The singer from British indie rock group Maxïmo Park talks us through the items that he can’t possibly live without…

Fender Jazzmaster 60th anniversary

Fender celebrates 60 years of the Jazzmaster

May 21, 2018 in Gear, News

The iconic guitar brand commemorates the anniversary with three new, limited edition models in 2018: the ’58, Triple and Classic…

Fender Monterey and Newport speakers

Fender’s first Bluetooth speakers

July 24, 2017 in Gear, News

Named after two iconic Southern Californian pop music festivals, the compact Newport and the premium Monterey model are available now…

Fender Mustang GT Series and Fender Tone app

Fender launches new amp and app combo

May 15, 2017 in Gear, News

Physical and digital worlds collide with the guitar brand’s first Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-enabled Mustang GT amplifier and free Fender Tone app…

Fender’s American Professional Series set to debut

January 14, 2017 in Gear, News

Next week’s NAMM 2017 show will see the introduction of a new flagship collection of professional-grade electric guitars and basses…

Stockholm Songwriting Camp. Photo: Emil Nils Nylander

Swedish songwriting initiative goes global

October 10, 2016 in Events, News

With support from YouTube, CISAC, SACEM, PRS for Music and Auddly, Stockholm’s Songwriting Camp expands to include Paris and London…

Fender Deluxe Nashville

Fender introduces Deluxe Series

August 5, 2016 in Gear, News

A new collection of 10 Strats, Teles and bass guitars in the family of electrics, infused with advancements and upgrades…

Fender Mod Shop

Fender introduces new Mod Shop

June 22, 2016 in Gear, News

Iconic guitar brand allows players to select the look, feel and sound of their instrument, then modify their selection online…

Universal Audio releases Fender ‘55 Tweed Deluxe amplifier plug-in

UA digitises Fender’s ‘55 Tweed Deluxe

May 5, 2016 in Gear, News

Endorsed by Fender, Universal Audio adds a 1955 Tweed Deluxe Amplifier plugin to the latest version of their UAD software…

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain’s guitar from Nirvana’s last tour up for auction

April 18, 2016 in News

Black-and-white Fender Stratocaster used by the Nirvana frontman as part of the cathartic and destructive close to the band’s performances…

Spitfire Audio Joey Santiago

Joey Santiago goes digital

March 30, 2016 in Gear, News

The Pixies’ innovative lead guitarist gets the Spitfire Audio treatment with a namesake Signature sample library of mutated Santiago sounds…

Fender Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX

Fender amps up acoustic songwriters

September 26, 2015 in Gear, News

The forthcoming Acoustic Pro and Acoustic SFX guitar amplifiers – with bent plywood construction – from Fender are made for…

The Ashburn from John Page Classic

John Page Classic introduces the Ashburn

April 4, 2015 in Gear, News

Model provides the magic touch of John Page – former co-founder of Fender’s Custom Shop – in a production guitar…

Sophie Hunger. Pic: Marikel Lahana

Interview: Sophie Hunger

March 30, 2015 in Features, Interviews

The Swiss jazz-pop singer-songwriter reveals a talent for palatial flat-hunting, songwriting on the move and an alternative career in waitressing…

Bono with (Gretsch)RED guitar

Gretsch and Bono partner to create (RED) guitar

December 27, 2014 in Gear, News

The iconic instrument brand and the U2 frontman join forces on new signature model, supporting the charity which fights AIDS…

Gretsch G9520-BRB Jim Dandy Flat Top

Gretsch releases limited edition ‘Jim Dandy’ flat top acoustic

November 12, 2014 in Gear, News

The Fender brand announces the release of a second-edition limited release instrument, faithful to the retro Gretsch ‘Rex’ parlor guitars…

Fender releases new acoustic-electric pack

November 11, 2014 in Gear, News

The venerable US guitar maker unveils the FA-300CE Acoustic/Electric guitar pack with SLIDE interface plus AmpliTube and Rock Prodigy software…