Fender has announced a refreshing new concept with its new Post Modern Collection, drawing on its vast history of guitar manufacturing to combine all the ‘best bits’ to build into the new models in the collection; a Strat, a Tele and a Precision Bass. No particular era is favoured over another- it’s whatever is deemed a superior design feature or part. Unique appointments include a 4-bolt contoured neck heel, compound radius fingerboard and enhanced electronics on the guitars, round-laminated fingerboards, extreme body contours on the Strat and Bass, Custom Shop RSD bridges on the Tele and Bass, staggered tuners on the Strat and hand-wound pickups. All models are available in NOS (New Old Stock) or Journeyman Relic finishes.
MNJ has been writing articles, reviews and blogs for the DV online magazine for the last five years or so. Although he has been playing for longer than he cares to remember and is now officially an 'oldie', he is still mad for all things guitar related and when not busy in his studio he's learning new songs, practising bluegrass guitar, painting his house and taking his dogs out. If banished to a desert island and forced to take only one guitar he'd take a Les Paul. Actually, make that several Les Pauls, a Strat, a Tele, an ES-335, a vintage Martin and some boutique amps. Battery powered obviously.