Tone Report Weekly 184 - Page 25

TEN ves a reissue Fender is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Even people who don’t play guitar recognize the shape of the iconic Stratocaster. If in conversation with someone, it comes up that I play guitar, they often ask, “Do you have a Fender?” The Telecaster was the first electric guitar that was mass produced commercially, and the company has given us a stable of legendary amplifiers ranging from the tweed Champ to the current Hot Rod series. In recent years, Fender has continued to innovate and given us the Bassbreaker amplifier series and revamped American professional guitars, and it’s also reissued quirky stuff like the Coronado and Starcaster. The latter reissues are what give me hope that perhaps Fender will peek into its past and reissue even more. Here’s what I have in mind. 25