We don’t tend to see much in the way of new product releases so close to NAMM, but perhaps Fender is hoping to get some play out of the lead-up to Christmas.
This morning the company pulled the lid off of this cool little combo––the George Fullerton 50th Anniversary ’57 Stratocaster & Pro Jr. Amp.
It’s not completely clear whether George Fullerton––long-time right-hand man to Leo Fender––is back at Fender to stay, or just for this project, but the Limited Edition package that Fullerton and the Custom Shop have put together looks like another winner.
The Specs The Masterbuilt George Fullerton 50th Anniversary Stratocaster will sport a 3-piece blade-cut Alder body, classic 2-color sunburst lacquer finish, single-piece maple neck with ’57-style “soft V” profile, lacquer finish, and a vintage 7.25“ radius Maple fretboard.
Vintage hardware, a single-ply white pickguard, 3-way pickup switching, and a set of ’50s-style singlecoils hand wound by legendary pickup master Abigail Ybarra round things out for what will presumably be a truly classic sound & feel.
The guitar will ship with a matching ”Relic Tweed“ Fender Pro Junior Amp, boasting 15-watts of power, single channel design, a single 10” speaker, vintage style pointer knobs, and old-school tweed covering.
The George Fullerton 50th Anniversary ’57 Stratocaster & Pro Jr. Amp will be available in a Limited Run of just 150 units sold worldwide. They should be available starting the month. No word on pricing.