Fender unveils new California Series acoustics and ukulele colorways

The California Series welcomes 12-string and bass models, while the California Coast Series ukuleles get fresh coats of paint.

The Villager 12-string

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With new models added to the California Series and fresh colorways for the California Coast Series ukuleles, Fender is reminding its acoustic fans that they haven’t been overlooked. Here’s what’s new.

Villager 12-String

The famed Villager, introduced in 1965, has received bold updates to its classic feature set. With a convenient cutaway, Fishman electronics, and an ergonomic “C”-shaped neck profile, this 12-string is ready for the modern age.

The Villager 12-string lists for $449.99.

Kingman Bass

With a smooth mahogany Jazz Bass neck and a convenient cutaway, the this acoustic-electric four-string plays like a dream. And you can’t knock that Newporter-inspired body shape, either.

The Kingman Bass lists for $599.99.

California Coast Series Ukuleles

The Zuma Classic in Burgundy Mist

The classic Venice Soprano has received a facelift with three new colors: Surf Green, Daphne Blue and Shell Pink.

The new Zuma Classic, on the other hand, is inspired by the California Series guitars. It has a painted top and matching headstock in Burgundy Mist, Candy Apple Red and Lake Placid Blue while retaining natural wood back and sides.

The Venice Soprano lists for $59.99 and the Zuma Classic lists for $149.99.

For more info, check out fender.com.

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