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The Music Zoo Visits Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll at The Met
When it was announced that a new exhibit was coming to The Metropolitan Museum of Art which contained legendary guitars used by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and more...we knew guitar freaks such as ourselves had to take a trip to the Upper East Side! If not for ourselves, but to share with you some pictures of the guitars if you're not able to come and see them in person!
New Fender Duff McKagan Signature Bass Inspired by 80s Jazz Bass Special used on Guns N' Roses’ Appetite for Destruction!
McKagan bought his first Jazz Bass Special at Guitar Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and it quickly became a favorite, appearing throughout GNR’s entire catalog. But when he formed Velvet Revolver alongside fellow Guns N’ Roses founder Slash, the need to drop-tune his bass on the fly became more pressing. As the story goes, legendary bassist Reggie Hamilton gifted Duff with a bass that had been modified with a Hipshot Bass Xtender, which allows the player to detune with a flip of a lever.
Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster is a True Collector's Piece for Jimmy Page Fans!
The Fender Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster is inspired by Page's iconic Telecaster which has made Rock and Roll history more than once; first as a White Blonde finished guitar adorned with mirrors, before turning into the handpainted 'Dragon'.
Classic Fender Looks with Modern Features That Players Want!
The new American Performer Series from Fender delivers fantastic American build quality, classic Fender design and tone, with new performer-friendly specs to create guitars that you’ll want to bring on stage right out of the box! Here is the American Performer Telecaster Hum, built with an alder body, modern “C” shaped neck with a 9.5” radius, 22 jumbo frets, and a DoubleTap humbucker with a bridge Yosemite single-coil designed for rich,
expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation. The American Performer Telecaster Hum also features Greasebucket™ tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, and a coil-tap for single-coil neck tones!
New Fender FSR Amps Coming To The Zoo, Including the '65 Princeton Reverb Western, Bassbreaker 007 LTD, & More!
Fender has released another batch of Limited Edition FSR amplifiers for 2019! These special-run versions of your favorite tone machines, including a Pro Jr. IV Fiesta Red, '65 Princeton Reverb Western, '65 Deluxe Reverb Fawn, Bassbreaker 007 LTD, Blues Jr. IV Alligator, and Hot Rod Deluxe Buggy, marked by non-standard touches inside and out. These will be coming to The Music Zoo soon, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us to pre-order yours now!
Fender American Elite Series Featuring a new Compound Neck Profile, !
Fender showcased a number of new models at their booth this year, including a American Elite series of guitars. The American Elite Series features a new compound neck profile designed to be the ultimate in playability. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, for a uniquely comfortable playing feel. Check out some of what was on display at the Fender booth below!