Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2013

FRANKFURT MUSICMESSE 2013: Fender Release New Spring Models

New Fender guitars include some of their most popular designs, upgraded tops and period correct finishes

Fender took Frankfurt Musicmesse by storm with a host of brand new models including several new and updated series and models featuring popular designs, upgraded tops and period-correct finishes on many of its most popular instruments.

There's something for everybody here. We particularly like the new Cabronita series Telecaster Thinline and the Classic Series models are looking good to! Here's the info…

The Cabronita Series added two new instruments to it, including the Cabronita Telecaster Thinline and Cabronita Precision Bass guitar. The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline combines Fender’s striking Cabronita styling with traditional lightweight Thinline design.

With its semi-hollow ash body with f hole and dual Fideli’Tron humbucking pickups, it’s a truly distinctive and powerful take on Fender’s first electric guitar. Other features include a modern “C”-shaped maple neck with urethane finish, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays, three-way toggle pickup switching, single-ply pickguard (black on White Blonde and Two-color Sunburst models; white on Shoreline Gold model), single knurled-chrome master volume control and vintage-style string-through-body Stratocaster hard-tail bridge. 

The Cabronita Precision Bass guitar takes Fender’s revolutionary first bass and decks it out in distinctive and powerful Cabronita style.

Features include an alder body with forearm contour, “C”-shaped maple neck with gloss urethane finish, 9.5”-radius maple cap fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and black-dot inlays, single Fideli’Tron humbucking bass pickup, single-ply pickguard (black on 2-Color Sunburst model; white on Black and Candy Apple Red models), modern High Mass bridge, knurled chrome control knobs (master volume, master tone) side-mounted output jack and vintage-style reverse tuners.


The popular Standard Series has added new upgraded Plus Top instruments to the line, which add the elegance of a flame maple top to their alder bodies. These models include the Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Left-Handed, Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top and Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top with Locking Tremolo.
Fender Standard Series Stratocaster Plus Top

Fender Standard Series Stratocaster HSS Plus Top

Fender Stratocaster HSS Plus Top with Locking Tremolo

Finally, the time tested Classic Series instruments now feature period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finishes on the ‘50s Stratocaster, ‘50s Telecaster, ‘50s Precision Bass, ‘60s Stratocaster and ‘60s Jazz Bass® guitars.

Fender Classic Series 60s Stratocaster


Fender Classic Series 50s Telecaster

Fender Classic Series 50s Stratocaster

Fender Classic Series 60s Jazz Bass

Fender Classic Series 50s Precision Bass


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