Much like Sony is dominating the video game console wars, Fender is well ahead of the pack when it comes to the world of electric guitars. And, from the looks of things, they’re about to take another big leap forward courtesy of their brand-spanking-new American Ultra Series guitars and basses.
An improvement over the brand’s already-impressive Elite Series, this new collection is comprised of some of the most state-of-the-art instruments ever constructed. Including a quartet of fabled six-string silhouettes — two takes on the Stratocaster, a Telecaster, and a Jazzmaster — and a trio of basses, these axes boast the world’s only “Modern D” neck shape (made for speed and comfort), sleeker body contours, and innovative Ultra Noiseless pickups. They also feature a bevy of brand-new colorways, advanced electronics, and (of course) they’re all made in the USA. Pricing starts at $1,900.