NAMM 2010 Radar: Fender Booth

The NAMM show is starting soon, and brands are already “leaking” tons of press release about the brand new gear for 2010. Here are a few stuff I’ve spotted at Fender, and I would fancy have a look on (if only I was going on a NAMM trip).

fender-gdec3-fifteenFender G-Dec 3

The G-Dec is like the home-studio practice amplifier solution from Fender. As such it features an amp modelling unit, effects section, MIDI connector. The next Fender G-Dec 3 version will feature a USB connector for easy computer connectivity, and SD card slot for presets and audio storage. Fender is going all digital?

Fender Jim Root Stratocaster Signature

He already had a Telecaster signature model… Now Jim Root will have a Stratocaster  model too that meets the same specs of his previous model (EMG pickups, 1 volume knob) except that it’s a strat. Sounds like Fender is looking to conquer the heavy music world with such an axe.


Fender Dale’s Family Signatures: Dick Dale Signature Malibu & Jimmy Dale Signature kingman

Y’all know Dick Dale surf guitar master… Fender will release 2 Dick Dale signature guitars both electro-acoustic with reverse headstock:

The Dick Dale Limited Edition Malibu to celebrate the 45th anniversary of album Surfer’s Choice. The paint job was designed by Dick Dale himself.


The Dick Dale Signature Malibu which is a less flamboyant version of the Limited Edition featuring 2 matching pickguards.


As for Dick’s son, Country music guitarist Jimmy Dale, he will also have his own model: the Jimmy Dale Signature Kingman. It is pretty close to the dad’s model except the regular headstock, and the dreadnought body shape.

Fender Jimmy Dale Signature

Check website to know more about these news.


About Sem

I am the founder of Muzicosphere (that also exists in a French version). In 2011, I also created Guitar Fail, the Guitar LOL place to be. And before that I created GAS a GoGo, a gear giveaways blog in French.


  1. Joli ! Sauf peut-être les signatures Dale : les plaques me font penser à des poumons. XD

  2. Les acoustiques Fender sont souvent un peu bizarres avec la tête stratoïde. Mais j’aime le bizarre alors… 🙂

  3. Tu as oublié la série “American Special” :
    6 nouvelles grattes faites au US qui se situe entre les highways et les standards.

  4. Pas oublié… En fait, je les réservais pour un Fender Booth #2… 6 grattes d’un coup et trouver un truc à dire pour chaque!! Pas eu la force aujourd’hui 🙂

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