Hear Fender’s new Gold Foil guitars in action
Fender has released a video showcasing the newest Gold Foil collection, with a Jazzmaster, Jazz Bass, and Telecaster.
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The guitars were unveiled last week and were inspired by the “cult classic guitars” played by garage rockers of the 60s. Gold foil pickups tend to be lower output, but can be surprisingly dynamic, responsive and harmonically rich in comparison to other pickups.
Fender has released the video, which features guitarists Arianna Powell, Harrison Whitford and Reggie Hamilton. You can watch the full demo below:
Just to recap, the Gold Foil Telecaster – which comes in White Blonde or Candy Apple Burst – has a mahogany body, a C-shaped maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets. You get a pair of Gold Foil mini-humbuckers on this one. It’s priced at £1,439.
As for the Gold Foil Jazzmaster – coming in Shoreline Gold or Candy Apple Burst – you’ll find three Gold Foil mini-humbuckers, plus a Bigsby B50 vibrato and other vintage appointments. Fender also opted for a Jaguar-style switch plate for the guitar. Sold at £1,299.
Finally, there’s the Gold Foil Jazz Bass – in Two Tone Sunburst or Sonic Blue – with a Gold Foil single-coil to provide “full, punchy tone”. You’ll also find ‘lollipop’ tuners and a comfortable C-shaped maple neck. It’s priced at £1,219.
For more information about the new gold foil guitars, you can visit Fender.com
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