Fender has unveiled the 2024 Custom Collection from the Fender Custom Shop, and it has a good handful of basses. Four-strings appear in the Limited Edition, Time Machine, and Artisan collections for a total of seven new models.
Back in 2019, Fender announced the Vintera Series, which they described as a vintage style for the modern era. Now, they’ve updated the range with the Vintera II lineup. The series pays homage to classic bass designs.
Fender unveiled a new signature model for 2023 with the Limited Edition Mike Kerr Jaguar Bass. Built specially for the Royal Blood frontman, the short-scale bass takes the classic design and fits it with a special set of high-output humbuckers.
The Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilders are tasked with creating a special set of instruments each year that focus on a central theme. This year, they’ve unveiled the California Streetwood Collection, utilizing wood acquired by Street Tree Revival.
After decades of darkness, the Sunn will rise again. Mission Engineering and Fender have teamed up to announce the return of Sunn Amplifiers, a brand from the ’60s and ’70s.
Fender has announced their first foray into the world of ukulele basses. The miniature Fullerton Precision Bass ukulele has a P-Bass body shape with a 20.25-inch scale.
Fender is rolling out some new gear for summer 2023, including the Limited Edition Suona Collection. The lineup includes the Suona Jazz Bass, a semi-hollow four-string.
Fender has released a new collectible that celebrates one of their iconic pairings. The Fender Dynamic Duo Silver Coin Set features two pieces shaped like a Precision Bass and a Bassman amp.
Fender has unveiled a new signature instrument for 2023 with the Limited Edition Mikey Way Jazz Bass. The My Chemical Romance bassist’s new axe comes in a Silver Sparkle finish with a black painted headstock to match his style.
Fender has unveiled a new limited run of Made in Japan instruments. The International Color Series are described as “Vintage Fender vibes meets Made in Japan craftsmanship.” The series includes a Precision Bass and a Jazz Bass.
Fender’s entry-level Squier Bullet series has been replaced by a new line called the Sonic Series. The new instruments carry similar attributes to their predecessors with new colors and new models.
Fender has unveiled their first signature all-tube bass combo for over 40 years with the Adam Clayton ACB 50 Bass Amp. The U2 bassist’s new rig is rated at 50 watts and features three 12AX7 tubes plus a 12AT7 tube in the preamp and two 6L6 tubes in the power section.