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Your ultimate guide to Fender guitars – from the Fender Stratocaster to the Telecaster, Jaguar, and Mustang, as well as everything else in between. Here’s all the latest Fender news, reviews, and user guides…


To say that Fender is iconic would be the understatement of the century. Fender guitars have been used by the greats for over half a century now, and the company is still going strong with huge demand for its classic models like the Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazz, and Mustang.

Next to Gibson, Fender was one of the first electric guitar companies. You cannot talk about the history of the guitar without talking about Leo Fender. Similarly, some of the most iconic music ever committed to tape was recorded using Fender guitars – and that still stands today.

Which famous guitarists played Fender? Quite a few – Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, David Gilmore, Kurt Cobain, George Harrison, Hendrix, and Buddy Holly. In more recent years, you have players like Jim Root of Slipknot, Brant Bjork, and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.

And, yes, you can use Fender guitars for metal music.

Fender is so popular and has been for decades that most people cannot think about a guitar without thinking about a Fender. The Fender Stratocaster, for instance, has been one of the best-selling electric guitars since the 1960s. And in 2021, it is still flying off the shelves at music stores the globe over.

Fender Player Stratocaster Reviews: Still #1 After All These Years?

Fender Player Stratocaster Reviews: Still #1 After All These Years?

The Fender Player Stratocaster is where you start when you want a "real" Fender. But are they still the top choice these days? Let's take a look!

Fender Player Telecaster Reviews: All Killer, No Filler?

Fender Player Telecaster Reviews: All Killer, No Filler?

The Fender Player Telecaster is one of the most popular and best-selling guitars on the planet right now. But is it worth buying? Let’s find out...

Kurt Cobain NEVER Used Stock Fender Pickups – Here’s Why…

Kurt Cobain NEVER Used Stock Fender Pickups – Here’s Why…

No one has ever said that Fender’s stock pickups are crap, but Kurt Cobain clearly wasn’t a fan. Here’s why Kurt ALWAYS swapped out his Fender’s pickups for something a little nastier…

Why Kurt Cobain ONLY Played “Crap” Fender Guitars…

Why Kurt Cobain ONLY Played “Crap” Fender Guitars…

Kurt Cobain’s favorite guitar was the Fender Mustang – but not for the reasons you think…

Fender Meteora Player Plus Review: Looks Can Be Deceiving In 2022!

Fender Meteora Player Plus Review: Looks Can Be Deceiving In 2022!

The Fender Meteora is the newest in the Player's Plus lineup, originally spawning from the Pawn Shop Series. Let's take a look at where it succeeds, and fails!

Fender Price Tiers Explained: All You Need To Know In 2022!

Fender Price Tiers Explained: All You Need To Know In 2022!

The Fender price tiers have been confusing for a lot of guitarists since the latest revamp. Today we set the record straight!

Why Jimi Hendrix ONLY Played Fender Guitars

Why Jimi Hendrix ONLY Played Fender Guitars

Jimi Hendrix was one of the finest guitarists to ever walk the earth. We lost him early. But his legacy and influence lives on. But why did Jimi Hendrix only ever use Fender guitars?

New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

New Squier 40th Anniversary Guitars: PRO Guitars On A Budget?

The Squier 40th Anniversary guitars celebrates four decades of affordable Fender models by releasing some very special instruments. But how do they play?

6 Epic Guitar Brands That AREN’T Gibson or Fender

6 Epic Guitar Brands That AREN’T Gibson or Fender

Fender Mustang GTX 100 Review: BEST Versatile Gigging Amp Under $500!

Fender Mustang GTX 100 Review: BEST Versatile Gigging Amp Under $500!

The Fender Mustang GTX 100 is not a new amp by any means, but it is often overlooked in the world of modeling amps. Let's shine some light on this awesome amp!

Why The Beatles ONLY Ever Used Vox Amps

Why The Beatles ONLY Ever Used Vox Amps

Why did The Beatles only ever use Vox amps? Here’s the inside story on the real reason why The Beatles choose to use Vox amps – and it has nothing to do with guitar tone!

Mike Rutherford Uses A $200 Squier Strat – Here’s Why

Mike Rutherford Uses A $200 Squier Strat – Here’s Why

Mike Rutherford was one of the founding members of Genesis. He later played in Mike and The Mechanics. He’s worth millions. But Rutherford uses a $200 Squier Strat...

What Pickups Do Jazzmasters Have? A Complete Guide (All Models)

What Pickups Do Jazzmasters Have? A Complete Guide (All Models)

Famous Guitarists & The Guitars They Use: A Big ‘Ol List…

Famous Guitarists & The Guitars They Use: A Big ‘Ol List…

What guitar does James Hetfield play? What about Slash? Or even Ed Sheeran, Dave Grohl, Brian May, Alex Turner, Josh Homme, and Angus Young? I was sick of Googling them, so I decided to make a MEGA TABLE…

How Kurt Cobain – And Grunge – Saved The Fender Jaguar

How Kurt Cobain – And Grunge – Saved The Fender Jaguar

The Fender Jaguar was meant to surpass the Fender Strat and the Tele. But this didn’t happen. It was a disaster at launch – until grunge came along…

Are Squier Guitars Good? A Guide To Cheap Fender Guitars

Are Squier Guitars Good? A Guide To Cheap Fender Guitars

Squier guitars by Fender are extremely popular with novice and beginner players. But are they actually any good? Let’s investigate…

The Top 3 BEST Fender Strat Alternative In 2021: Stratocasters That ROCK!

The Top 3 BEST Fender Strat Alternative In 2021: Stratocasters That ROCK!

Today, we take a look at some companies that make the best Fender Strat alternatives, and you might be surprised at how awesome they are!

Fender Mustang Micro UK Release Date: When’s It Landing?

Fender Mustang Micro UK Release Date: When’s It Landing?

What’s the deal with the Fender Mustang Micro’s UK release date?

Fender Mustang Micro Brings 12 Amps To Your Pocket

Fender Mustang Micro Brings 12 Amps To Your Pocket

The Fender Mustang Micro is a small, compact personal guitar amplifier that is designed to fit in your pocket and go anywhere you go – here's how it works...

Can You Use Fender Mustang Micro With A Bass?

Can You Use Fender Mustang Micro With A Bass?

The Fender Mustang Micro is a great little tool for playing anywhere. But can the Fender Mustang Micro be used on a bass?

The Best Fender Guitars For Metal: Our Top 3 Picks!

The Best Fender Guitars For Metal: Our Top 3 Picks!

It is pretty rare to mention Fender guitars for Metal music, as they are usually viewed as being a "Dad" guitar. But I assure you, they are not!

The New Fender Triple Trouble: The 2020 Telecaster From Another Universe!

The New Fender Triple Trouble: The 2020 Telecaster From Another Universe!

Fender launched their Parallel Universe Series a few years ago, and it has been hugely popular. The Fender Triple Trouble is the latest model to come through the portal!

Fender Guitar Sales in 2020 are INSANE: More People Playing Guitar During Pandemic

Fender Guitar Sales in 2020 are INSANE: More People Playing Guitar During Pandemic

Numerous lockdowns and mandates have changed the way we socialize. According to Fender Guitar sales it is also a great time to learn and play the guitar!

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