Fender drops garage rock-inspired Gold Foil Telecaster, Jazzmaster and Jazz Bass for 2023

Garage rock instruments to kick off the new year.

Fender Gold Foil 2023

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Fender has given the Telecaster, Jazzmaster and Jazz Bass the gold foil treatment this year – here’s a look at the three garage rock-inspired instruments.

According to the Fender website, these instruments 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.

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. 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.

Tarpley Music checks out the Gold Foil instruments in the video below:

Learn more about these Gold Foil Fender guitars.


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