Fender amps changed the way we make music and established something much more than just a manufacturer. Although Leo Fender couldn't play guitar himself it was his vision that created instruments to inspire generations of guitarists. From Hendrix and Clapton through to Gilmour and Frusciante it was the sound of the Stratocaster that helped define the sound of rock, although it makes a great guitar for metal, funk, soul, punk and gospel too. It was the Telecaster that remains the true Fender original and for some it remains the epitome of electric guitar design, solid construction, resonant sustain and the famous twang. The Tele is used by another American original Bruce Springsteen and the sound of country music owes a great debt to this iconic instrument.
Not only did Leo have ideas about how guitars should look and feel but he also knew how they should sound. Plug a single coil pickup into a Tweed amplifier and you've got the early Fender sound, as popular now as it was back in the 50's. The evolution continued throughout the 60's to meet the changing demands of guitarists. Many of the original designs are still being followed to the letter, allowing guitarists an authentic vintage tone. While Fender pushes tonal flexibility with the Mustang modelling range and the Pawn Shop series offers incredible retro valve tone direct from the imagination of Fender's amp designers.
After Fender had turned up the volume on the guitar to compete with drum kits it was only natural that they would have to do the same for poor old double bassists. The Jazz Bass and Precision Bass remain the template that many other bass guitars aim to copy. With versions available for everyone from first timers to old timers who fancy an exact vintage replica.
Fender are most known for their Telecaster and Stratocaster. Both revolutionised guitar design and functionality when they were released in the 1950s, which helped shape the course of modern music today. Both guitars were used by legendary musicians such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck and many more, this further helped to propel the Tele/Stratocaster to fame. At PMT there are tons of different Fender electric guitars available for purchase. We have the Classic 50’s Series, Classic 70’s Series, American Specials and multiple legend sponsored guitars such as the Fender The Edge Stratocaster, or the Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar.
Fender acoustic guitars are built for wonderful tone and ease of use. With acoustic guitars for every type of player makes Fender a good musical instrument purchase, whatever level of skill you have. Fender acoustics offer unrivalled durability, rich tones, solid construction and are built to be comfortable to play. There’s a reason classics such as the CD series, Sonoran, PM Deluxe and the Teleacoustic are some of the most sold acoustic guitars in the world. If you’re a beginner to the hobby acoustic guitars such as the DG-60 or CD-100 are a great entry point being affordable, lightweight, easy to play and having a lovely rich tone. Fender off left-handed versions of most of their guitars, want a CD-100 but you’re left handed? No problem as the CD-100 Left Handed Acoustic Guitar is available for purchase at PMT.
As well as having famous classics, 2017 saw some new acoustic & electro-acoustic guitars expertly crafted by experienced professionals at Fender. Made from high quality mahogany and spruce, the CD-60S BLK, CD-60S NAT, CD-60S ALL MAH, CD-60S LH NAT and the rest of the series were electro-acoustic guitars provide a resonating and bright tone, helping you to articulate each note. These electro-acoustic guitars were aimed more at beginners, whereas the Fender CD-140SCE contained more expensive gadgets such as an on-board Fishman pickup, preamp and tuner making them a higher tier option for those who really want to delve into Fender acoustic guitars. Going back to standard acoustic guitars, Fender brought out the Fender CC-60S, Fender PM-2 and Fender PM-3 which combine simple acoustic guitar styling with premium materials. This creates a combination of superior tone, visual appeal and an unmatched performance for anyone searching for a simple acoustic guitar to jam on.
Fender are experts when it comes to bass guitars, and that’s why multiple top musicians such as Paul McCartney, Timothy B. Schmit and Roger Waters are all avid users of Fender bass guitars. With works of art such as the Affinity Precision, Affinity Jazz, Standard Precision or the Starcaster electric bass guitar, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a Fender bass guitar. All Fender basses are built to last, with a reputation for reliability and offering a thick tone that musicians covet. Just like Fender electric guitars, the bass guitars have signature version such as the Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass guitars, or the Mark Hoppus Signature bass guitar. These bass guitars are built to intimate the look, play style and sound of your favourite artists. Fender have it all, from vintage classics to more modern bass guitars. There’s a reason Fender are the most popular musical instruments sellers in the world.
If you’re search for an amp Fender have created multitudes of great amps for all genres and play styles. Lots of Fender amps are combo amps, meaning you get multiple effects right out the box. Fender amps have a reputation that proceeds them with classics such as the Mustang, Champion, Hot Rod Deluxe, Princeton, Bassbreaker, Competition Series or the ever-popular Fender Blues Deluxe. Want to sound like Eric Clapton? Grab an Eric Clapton Signature 40W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo and start jamming straight out of the box. Need an effects pedal to go with your new Fender amp? Check out the Fender Class Series Phaser Pedal or the Fender Delay Pedal. If you want something with enough power to create a metal tone, yet don’t need all the power Fender’s Micro Series are half the size of traditional amps. Being half the size may give you the impression they’re weedy but be warned, they are just as impressive as regular stompbox sizes. Fender combo amplifiers are loaded with essential guitar effects such as distortion, overdrive, delay, chorus, flanger, and phaser and they come in a variety of different colours.
Check out our full selection of Fender amps at PMT Online, or pop into your local PMT Store for full demonstration, expert advice and no-hassle purchase.