Alongside a Custom Shop recreation of his London Calling-era Esquire, Fender has launched a more accessible model in celebration of legendary frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer. The Campfire Acoustic is inspired by the campfires that he held at Glastonbury Festival, now continued annually with the festival’s Strummerville area.
The guitar is a small-bodied electro-acoustic, with Fishman electronics, with mahogany back, sides and neck and a solid Sitka spruce top. It boasts a relatively short scale length of 24.1 inches (612 mm), as well as a walnut fretboard.
Strummer’s widow, Lucinda Tait, said of the launch: “Joe’s Fender guitars were a huge part of his life and, of course, his music. Now feels the right time to collaborate with Fender on these commemorative guitars, as well as take a moment to reflect on everything Joe and his music achieved. Joe would be immensely proud of them, and excited to hear what they can do in the hands of music lovers around the world.”
Alongside the two guitar launches, Fender is offering a number of Joe Strummer-inspired accessories to go along with the instruments. There’s a signature cable, pick tin and two straps.
The Campfire Acoustic lists for $499.99 / £449 / €499. Find out more at fender.com.
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