Fender has released footage of a jam that took place at NAMM 2020, featuring Ari O’Neal, Ayla Tesler-Mabe and Mark Lettieri giving it their all on a trio of new American Ultra Stratocasters. Take a look above.
All three guitarists show off some impressive solo chops throughout the jam – and there’s no shortage of guitar pedigree present. Ari O’Neal has played alongside Beyonce, Ariana Grande, Ice Cube, NAO, Kevin Ross, Desiigner and more.
Ayla Tesler-Mabe first made waves through her YouTube channel, finding an impressive audience after posting her first cover, (“Hideaway” by John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) aged 14. She has also released music with the now-disbanded Calpurnia alongside childhood friend and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard, and currently plays in funk-soul trio Ludic.
Mark Lettieri, meanwhile, occupies himself as guitarist in the many-membered jazz band Snarky Puppy. He’s also in the instrumental Vulfpeck spinoff group The Fearless Flyers, alongside Cory Wong, Nate Smith and Joe Dart. Check out our interview with Lettieri here.