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).
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.
Check Fender.com website to know more about these news.