Fender hits a Grand Slam!
Fender is proud to announce it will offer guitar collectors and fans of Major League Baseball (MLB) a new range of MLB-themed electric guitars that “sound as great as they look”. Each Stratocaster guitar will feature official team logos along with custom designed landmark imagery unique to the team’s market, as well as a MLB logo adorning the neck plate.
The initial group of guitars available includes the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.
Each guitar features an alder body, maple neck with a modern C-shape and 21 medium jumbo frets, three standard single-coil Strat pickups, six-saddle vintage-style synchronised vibrato, five-position switch, master volume and tone knobs, and standard gig bag.
“Fender and Major League Baseball are all-American originals,” said Justin Norvell, Fender’s marketing vice president. “Through this relationship, we’re excited to ‘team up’ to provide one-of-a-kind collectibles for musicians and baseball fans alike. The connections are intrinsic - baseball bats and Fender guitars are both made from maple and ash, and tons of ballplayers are guitar players. We’ve had more casual or informal connections with players and teams for years, so this further solidifies a relationship we’ve long valued and enjoyed.”
Fender and MLB officially launched their relationship during the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at the New York Mets Citi Field by selling limited edition MLB All-Star Game Stratocaster guitars. Visit www.fender.com/mlb for further information.