WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE FENDER VINTERA SERIES?
BUILT IN ENSENADA, MEXICO
The Fender Vintera guitars are all built by experienced luthiers in the Ensenada, Mexico factory, which is Located approximately 180 miles south of Fullerton where Fender began.
This thriving city has employed many of its guitar builders for over 20 years, and as we all know, the quality of Mexican Fender guitars is absolutely amazing, with many players preferring them due to certain pickup configurations and design features.
NO MORE CLASSIC SERIES FENDER GUITARS
The Fender Vintera series reimagines and replaces the Classic Series electric guitars (not to be confused with Classic Vibe Squier) which means the Fender Classic Player, Road Worn Series and Baja models are now no longer in production.
Which also means your older guitars have probably become collectors items!
THE BEST OF EACH DECADE
The Fender Vintera guitars embody the spirit and design of specific time periods to give you the option of owning a vintage style guitar at an affordable price with modern reliability.
This series encompasses a range of guitar and bass designs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, all with period correct features. These guitars allow you to take a step back in time and grab a stage-ready guitar from some of the most iconic decades in Fender’s history.
NEW VINTERA SERIES PICKUPS
Each pickup, whether a single coil or humbucker has been specifically voiced for each instrument within the Fender Vintera series. The design of these pickups has been guided by legendary pickup engineer Tim Shaw, so you know they’re going to sound good! Original pickups from each vintage era were listened to and studied extensively.
The Fender team then collectively spent thousands of hours creating prototypes of each pickup, and found out what made each pickup so special. They then set out to create a pickup that would remain true to each era’s tonal character while improving the overall sound and performance for the modern musician.
Alnico magnets, three different types of copper wire and period correct design makes these some of the most versatile, beautifully sounding pickups the brand have produced.
Tim Shaw says: "Each pickup is voiced for the instrument, for the period, and for position. Era-specific magnets, wire, and winding specs for each decade were all part of the equation."
INCREDIBLE VALUE FOR MONEY
The Fender Vintera series makes vintage era (Vintage Style for the Modern Era, get it?) guitars available for musicians of all levels at a price point that is still very affordable and attainable.
These guitars are more than just a step up from the Squier series, but a gig, tour and pro-level option at intermediate prices. You won’t need to upgrade from one of these!
WHAT VINTERA SERIES GUITARS ARE AVAILABLE?
Each model within the Vintera series celebrates hallmark Fender instruments born in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, as well as Modified versions of those guitars.
Each decade has a distinct look and feel, and Fender have retained the special features of each time down to pickup style, finish colours and component parts so you get the “best of the era” in terms of look, feel and sound.
FENDER VINTERA 1950S SERIES
The Fender Vintera 50s series encompasses a new Vintera ‘50s Telecaster, ‘50s Telecaster Modified, Vintera ‘50s Stratocaster, Vintera ’50s Stratocaster Modified and Vintera ’50s Precision Bass.
THE VINTERA ’50S TELECASTER
The Vintera ’50s Telecaster features that classic 50s style sound that put these guitars on the map as well as authentic single-ply pick guard, vintage style, maple fingerboard and classic colours from the decade such as Fiesta Red, Sonic Blue, and 2-Color Sunburst.
A 3-position pickup selector allows you to select your perfect tone from the Alnico 2 & 3 pickups whilst maple fingerboards and original headstock designed with Fender Spaghetti logo top it off nicely.
Each guitar also benefits from a 3-saddle American vintage strings-through-body Tele bridge with brass saddles, whereas the sunburst has chrome barrel saddles. The neck features a period-correct Large “U” shaped neck.
The new Fender Vintera ‘50s Stratocaster models feature 50’s voiced pickups for a classic style sound as well as a soft V neck profile with 7.25” radius for added comfort when playing.
A selection of vintage style hardware has also been included to add to that old-school look. An Ash body has also been used for its beautiful resonant tone, authentic sound and beautiful grain which is prevalent on the semi-opaque white blonde finish.
The Vintera ‘50s Stratocaster Modified series includes a collection of contemporary features.
Hotter 50s style pickups provide a more aggressive tone whilst the two-point synchronized tremolo with vintage-style bent-steel saddles offers rock-solid performance and tuning stability.
The inclusion of an S-1 switch adds the neck pickup in positions 1 and 2 so you have more tonal variety. Vintage-style locking tuning machines, vintage-style strap buttons and chrome hardware have also been included.
The new Fender Vintera ‘50s P-Bass includes new 50’s voiced single split-coil pickups, new C neck profile with 7.25” radius, reverse open-gear tuners, vintage-style hardware such as a 4-saddle bridge with threaded saddles making it an impressive live and studio instrument.
Again, the Modified series expertly blends vintage style with modern reliability and functionality.
These guitars feature hotter ‘58/’62 pickups, thick C neck profile with 9.5” radius, 4-way switch, S-1 phase switch to put the pickups out of phase for a “strangled” tone as well as medium jumbo frets for comfort.
In addition to this, the Alder body is light on your shoulder yet super resonant.
The Vintera 60s Stratocaster Modified versions have a lot of power under the hood, especially with their hotter 60’s pickups which have an increased girth and respond really well to an amp with the gain turned up.
A modern C neck profile with 9.5” radius is comfortable to play, the 2-point trem is perfect for whammy solos and the S-1 switch adds neck pickup whilst locking vintage tuners keep your tuning in check. Finally, the Alder body offers the resonance and snap you need.
The new Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster harks back to the time when the Jazzmaster really came into its stride and was adopted by a wide range of players.
This model now features 60’s voiced pickups, vintage C neck profile with 7.25” radius, with the Ice Blue Metallic version coming with matching headstock. The vintage-style hardware, Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard finish it off nicely.
Featuring higher output Hot 60’s pickups, a modern C neck profile with 9.5” radius, adjust-o-matic bridge, modified trem position, medium jumbo frets, Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard – this is a players guitar for those who need more power and sonic options.
The Fender Vintera ‘60s Jaguar takes all the elements that made the original 1962 model so revered and recreates every aspect, from the sound, to the playability.
This amazing guitar features 60’s voiced pickups, period correct vintage C neck profile with 7.25” radius, vintage style hardware, Alder body and Pau Ferro fretboard. Bold tone, with a lot of versatility!
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