Fender and Squier had plenty to show at Summer NAMM, from incredible Custom Shop models to a revamped edition of their top-selling series, to new effects and affordable, contemporary takes on classic models. Check out our video tour of some of the highlights below!
Fender Player Series
The new Player Series replaces Fender’s longtime best-selling, made-in-Mexico Standard Series. Updates include new models as part of the line with new pickup arrays, like on the Jaguar, 22 frets as a standard feature, pau ferro fretboards replacing rosewood, and striking new finishes. There’s a lot to see in this series and a lot that we’re sure players will love for years to come.
New Fender Effects
Fender has long had a foothold in the pedal world, but the completely revamped range they offered at this year’s Winter NAMM show stood apart from anything they’ve ever released, with unique circuits, powerful DSP when needed, and attractive brushed aluminum housings. Now for Summer NAMM, Fender has introduced three new models: The Pelt Fuzz, Full Moon Distortion and Engager Boost.
Squier Contemporary Series
Squier’s Contemporary Series debuted at Winter NAMM this year and a few new models are joining the lineup for Summer NAMM. The new Contemporary Active Jazzmasters sport SQR active humbuckers, stopbar tailpieces and great-looking graphite metallic and surf pearl finishes.
Not to be outdone are the Contemporary Active Basses! Outfitted with active pickups, bass/treble boost and available in four- or five-string orientation, these are sure to rock visually and sonically. There is also a Passive Contemporary Jazz Bass if that’s more your style!