Fender is starting 2021 right. Ahead of the virtual NAMM 2021, Fender has unveiled a series of new guitars and amps, including the new Noventa line, new American Ultra Luxe guitars, and a series of new Vintage amps.
There’s a lot to go over so let’s dive in — here’s a rundown of all of Fender’s new announcements.
Fender Noventa Series
Perhaps the headline announcement is an all new series from Fender, called the Noventa series. Fender Noventa is a new line that makes use of the same P-90 pickups that have been used in the Mustang 90 and Modern Player models. Noventa guitars also includ 21 medium jumbo frets, and a classic 9.5-inch fretboard radius.
So far, there are three models in the Noventa series, including the Noventa Stratocaster, Noventa Telecaster, and Noventa Jazzmaster. These guitars will be available in May.
The Noventa Telecaster will be available in Vintage Blonde and Fiesta Red for $950. The Noventa Stratocaster will be available in Daphne Blue and Surf Green for $1,050. Last but not least, the Noventa Jazzmaster will come in Fiesta Red and Surf Green for $1,150.
Fender American Ultra Luxe
Fender is adding to the America Ultra series too, with new Fender American Ultra Luxe models. These guitars are expected to be released in April, and there are three models in total.
First up, is the Fender American Ultra Luxe Stratocaster, which comes at $2,300, and features Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups and advanced wiring options providing endless tonal possibilities–without hum,” according to Fender. The guitar is available in 2-color Sunburst, or Plasma Red Burst.
Next up is the Fender Ultra Luxe Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS. This new guitar comes at $2,400, and has that classic vibrator system and a Double Tap humbucker in the bridge position.
Last but not least is the Fender American Ultra Luxe Telecaster, which comes at $2,300 and is available in a standard Telecaster pickup configuration, or for $2,400, as a Floyd Rose HH.
Fender Limited-Edition 75th Anniversary
Fender is also celebrating its 75th anniversary in style. The company has launched a number of 75th Anniversary Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses, and Jazz Basses, and they’re built in Corona, California.
The guitars should be available in February, and will come with ash bodies. They’ll be available starting at $1,950.
Fender 2021 Artist Signature Models
There are a number of Fender 2021 Artist Signature models too. Headlining them all is the Mike McCready Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster, which will be available in February for a jaw-dropping $15,000. Only 60 of the replica of McCready’s 1960 Stratocaster will be available.
There are five other models too. There’s a Chrissie Hynde Telecaster, which is modeled after a 1965 Telecaster, and will be available for $1,400 in February. The Ben Gibbard Mustang will be available for $1,100 in March. The Joe Strummer Campfire will be available for $500 in March. The Dhani Harrison Signature Ukulele will be available for $280 in May. And, last but not least, the Jason Isbell Custom Telecaster will be available for $1,500 in May.
Fender Vintage Amps
Fender isn’t just releasing new guitars — it has also taken the wraps off some new Fender Vintage amps. There’s a new ’68 Custom Pro Reverb ($1,300), a new ’68 Vibro Champ Reverb ($750), and a new Mustang Micro. The amps will all be available in April.
You can check out all of Fender’s 2021 products straight from the Fender online store.