Posted on 25th June 2019 by Callum
Fender launch the new Vintera Series under the tagline “Vintage style for the modern era”. This sums it up perfectly, replacing their Classic Player series with fresh and modern takes on some of their most enduring designs. But that’s not all, the Vintera range includes plenty of period-correct reissue-style guitars as well! If you’re looking for an affordable 50s, 60s or 70s Fender instrument, this range should be your first place to look.
Featuring a truly HUGE range of models, the Vintera Series makes historical Fender guitars available at a much lower price than their American Original and Custom Shop counterparts. The entire range is made in Ensenada, Mexico, and includes Strat, Tele, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Mustang, Precision Bass, Jazz Bass and Mustang Bass offerings.
The series features two types of model; Vintage Spec and “Modified”. Vintage Spec feature period-correct specs, including neck profile and pickup voicings, whereas the Modified have the vintage look, but a few key twists give them a modern sound and feel that players are going to love! Read on for a closer look at each of the instruments in this exciting new lineup…
Fender began producing their now-legendary instruments back in the 1950s. These Vintera series guitars and bass pay tribute to those pioneers, giving the original look and flavour that has become so beloved in recent years.
The Vintera 50s Telecaster is as ‘vanilla’ as they come. This is a remake honouring that original 50s Telecaster design that put Fender on the map.
This Vintera 50s Stratocaster pays homage to the original Strat design from the 1950s. Historic specs and classic colour options make this perfect for traditionalists.
Taking over from the acclaimed Baja Tele, this is for those who love the classic 50s looks but need more fuel on the fire. Upgraded pickups, tone circuit and a modern neck profile.
With the vintage looks of a 50s Strat, the Vintera 50s MOD Stratocaster packs modern features under the bonnet to keep sound and feel contemporary.
Based on the instrument that started the electric revolution. The Vintera 50s Precision Bass is going to be very popular with those after the original electric bass tone with classic style.
Moving into the swinging 60s, Fender fell into their stride and began pushing the envelope with more adventurous designs. This era was all about innovation and experimentation, underlined by a big helping of cool.
Not many guitars say 1960s more than the Fender Strat! This Vintera 60s Stratocaster is made to historic spec, giving you the coveted sound, feel and style of this defining decade.
Adding the one thing that was missing from the Telecaster – a vibrato bridge! Awesome spaghetti western styling in spades thanks to the audacious Bigsby bridge on this Vintera 60s Telecaster.
Original introduced to top Fender’s guitar range and appeal to jazz guitarists, the Jazzmaster found favour among surf and rock players in the early 60s. The Vintera ‘60s Jazzmaster gives you that classic sound and feel.
Made to historic specification, the Fender Vintera 60s Jaguar provides the bold tone and unmistakable style that has made this guitar an enduring favourite.
Built to the same specifications as the originals, the Vintera 60s Mustang earns its place as a real favourite for alternatives. Some great colours here too!
With old-style classic looks, the Vintera 60s Modified Jazzmaster features a host of contemporary upgrades. A stunning blend of style and substance!
It may look like a classic, but Fender have finely tuned the Vintera 60s Modified Jaguar. Player-focused enhancements give more power, and make a great guitar for the modern-day guitarist.
Hot and versatile, the Vintera 60s Modified Stratocaster channels the classic looks, and gives a surprisingly gnarly kick. Modded pickups and electronics abound!
Groovy 60s looks along with some wizardry lying beneath. The Vintera 60s Modified Telecaster’s tone circuit will give you a tonne of sonic options!
With a different character entirely to the Precision Bass, the Jazz quickly became a firm favourite for players of all genres of music. The Vintera 60s Jazz carries the classic style and grace of this inspirational instrument.
The Mustang Bass is one of the coolest little bass guitars going. An enduring favourite thanks to its offset looks and short scale! The Vintera 60s Mustang Bass pays tribute to the originals.
After a well-documented CBS takeover, Fender began to make tweaks and changes to their classic designs in the 1970s. Big headstocks, 3-bolt necks, and fresh colours all started to appear in their catalogue. The Vintera 70s models pay their respects to this interesting period in Fender’s history.
As vibey as you like, the Vintera 70s Stratocaster carries the swagger of the decade. The aesthetics are on point, from the colour options down to the period-correct “F”-stamped tuning machines.
A favourite for it growling tone and thin neck, the Fender Jazz Bass receives an homage in the form of the Vintera 70s. Period-correct design and aesthetics, experience the style of the era with a fine choice of colours.
A period-accurate neck profile and vintage-voiced pickups on the Vintera 70s Telecaster Custom provides a tone and playing feel straight from the era.
Capturing the 70s aesthetics perfectly, the Vintera 70s Telecaster Deluxe channels the original sound, feel and style of this popular Telecaster variation.
Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups. The Fender Vintera ’70s Telecaster Thinline has all of the power and glamour that made the Telecaster Thinline a legend.
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