Fender Select Series is adding seven instruments for 2013 including new Strats, Teles and Jazzmaster models.
The Fender Select Carved Maple Top Jazzmasteris a high-end version of the Fender classic. It boasts a pair of new Wide Range Special humbucking pickups and a “channel-bound” rosewood fingerboard, in which the compound-radius rosewood fingerboard is “inlaid” into the thick modern “C”-shaped maple neck.
Other features include a chambered alder body with a carved flame maple top in hand-stained Cayenne Burst and Twilight Burst finishes with gloss-lacquer topcoat, hand-rubbed oil neck finish, 21 medium jumbo frets, Bi-Flex truss rod system, and Adjusto-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece.
New features on the Select Stratocaster HSS include a channel-bound rosewood fingerboard, flame maple-top with traditional contours, an elegant-stained Tobacco Sunburst finish with a gloss lacquer topcoat, neck with hand-rubbed oil finish, and a comfortable contoured heel.
The Telecaster HH has Wide Range Special humbucking pickups, chambered alder body, Malaysian blackwood top, comfortable back contour and Natural gloss lacquer finish. Its modern “C”-shaped birdseye maple neck has a comfortable contoured heel, satin lacquer finish and Bi-Flex truss rod system.
The new Carved Top Telecaster SH offers a chambered alder body, carved Tasmanian blackwood top and hand-stained Black Cherry Burst finish with gloss lacquer topcoat. If offers a “C”-shaped flame maple neck with satin lacquer finish and the aforementioned Bi-Flextruss rod system.
Also available is a Telecaster Thinline which also comes in a gold hardware version. And there is also a Select Active Jazz Bass, with features including dual Fender Select Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, active/passive mini-toggle switch, master volume knob and pickup pan knob, and three-band active EQ (treble, mid and bass boost/cut knobs).