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Why Buy a Fender Guitar From Sweetwater Sound?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpSWjFtReZg Shop Fender guitars at Sweetwater right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/feature/fender/ Rick Heins from Fender talks a bit about Fender's history and relationship with... Read more »

What are the Tone Settings for Sweetwater’s Hot Rod Deluxe III Amp Video?

Q: I recently saw your “Sweetwater Minute - Vol. 61 demo video of the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III amp with the EVH Wolfgang Special guitar on YouTube. That is the best overdrive tone that I’ve ever heard out of a Hot... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

Do Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverbs Have a “Bright” Cap?

Q: I have heard that Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb amplifiers have "bright" caps on the second (vibrato) channel, which, of course, makes the tone brighter on that channel. Can I remove that cap? A: It is true that many... Read more »

Meet Our Fender Factory Tour Prize Winners!

Our September 2012 Monthly Gear Giveaway featured an all-expenses-paid trip to Fender's Corona, California, factory and visitor center, plus a fantastic American Vintage Series guitar. Our two lucky winners, David... Read more »

NAMM News: Fender’s Super Bassman 300

If you're looking for sheer power combined with maximum tone for your bass, then the Fender Super Bassman 300 head is the amp for you! Clocking in at 300-watts of power driven by six 6550 tubes, the Super Bassman... Read more »

NAMM News: Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb Custom Colors

Fender unveiled four new stunning custom colors for the '65 Princeton Reverb — Sparkle Red, Sparkle Gold, Sparkle Green, and Sparkle Blue. The '65 Princeton Reverb is a 15-watt, all-tube combo amp with a single... Read more »

NAMM News: Fender Excelsior Pro

It's no surprise that the Excelsior took off as an immensely popular guitar amplifier. With its combination of cool vintage looks, swampy tones, exquisite tremolo, thick-sounding 15-inch speaker, and 13 watts of 6V6... Read more »

NAMM News: Fender ’57 Bandmaster

Fender expanded their Custom amp family with the '57 Bandmaster — a classic model that uses three 10-inch speakers driven by 26 watts of power. With its renowned 5E7 circuit, the '57 Bandmaster delivers big... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Select Stratocaster HSS

You've never seen a Stratocaster quite like the Fender American Select Stratocaster HSS. You get premium tonewoods, high-end appointments, and custom electronics, all wrapped up into a highly-collectible - and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Select Thinline Telecaster

Fender extended their top-of-the-line Select Series with a new Thinline Telecaster. This superb American-made guitar features a semi-hollow ash body with gorgeous flame maple top, a modern C-shape Birdseye maple... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Acoustasonic 15

Fender debuted their Acoustasonic 15 amplifier, a 15-watt combo sporting a 6" full-range speaker with a with special whizzer cone for enhanced HF response. While delivering portable amplification for... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb

Fender took the wraps off four new eye-popping custom color variations of their venerable '65 Princeton Reverb amp. The 1 x 10" 15-watt all-tube combo sports mid-'60s blackface styling and is now available in... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender American Standard Stratocaster Series

Fender unveiled new colors for their American Standard Stratocaster series, Mystic Blue and Mystic Red. These Strats are packing Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups, hand-rolled fretboard edges, and now stunning new... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Excelsior Pro

Fender has unleashed a Pro version of their quirky and boutiquey Excelsior 15-watt tube amp. You still get the unusual E-shaped grille design, and the delightfully bizarre crossed-swords front-panel badge, and the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender ’57 Bandmaster

The prestigious Fender Custom series has been expanded to include the '57 Bandmaster. Using the classic 5E7 circuit, the Bandmaster boast 26 watt of all-tube tone through 3 x 10 alnico-magnet Jensen speakers. The... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Mustang V.2 Amplifiers

Fender's popular Mustang amplifier series has been updated to Version 2. The Mustang V.2 amps now include five new amp models, five new effects and intelligent pitch shifting. Each model is also receiving the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Select Carved Maple Top Jazzmaster HH

The Fender Select Carved Maple Top Jazzmaster HH guitar is a luscious boutique-grade instrument. This rendition of the Fender classic gives you a comfortable, offset chambered alder body topped with a gorgeous... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Super Bassman 300W Head

Combining classic Fender bass tube amp mojo with modern circuit technology, the Super Bassman 300W Head is ready to rock arenas down to their very foundations. It comes decked out with classic Fender Blackface... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2013: Fender Blues JR Two Tone

Fender took the wraps off their Blues JR Two Tone combo amps. Decked out in fetching Navy/Sonic Blue or Emerald/Surf Green color schemes, these 15-watt hot-rod tube amps sport a single 12" Eagle speaker, a FAT boost... Read more »

Guitars and Gear Vol. 18 – Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hLnQsN1tuE https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleThinSDXW/ Mitch Gallagher sits down to explore the wide range of tones in the Fender Telecaster Thinline Super Deluxe... Read more »

Your Chance for a Big Fender Win!

Are you a Fender fanatic? Love to caress new Strats and Teles? If so, then Sweetwater's giveaway for September — also known as Guitar Month — is right up your alley! Not one, but two winners will walk... Read more »

Fender Super-Sonic Twin Notch Tune

Q: What does the Notch Tune control do on the Fender Super-Sonic Twin combo amp? A: This control, also found on the Fender Super-Sonic 100 Head, controls the frequency of a movable or sweepable midrange notch filter... Read more »

American Vintage 2

Exciting news! Fender has launched the completely redesigned and reimagined Vintage Series! Everything about these guitars is new — the necks, the bodies, the finishes, the hardware, the pickups, the cases... Read more »