Fender adds Mustang, Duo-Sonic and Mustang Bass to Player Series

Fender adds Mustang, Duo-Sonic and Mustang Bass to Player Series
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Fender Mustang, Mustang 90, Duo-Sonic, Duo-Sonic HS and Mustang Bass PJ join the Player Series lineup, with new finishes, short scale offset guitars and bass complementing the series.

Fender Player Series with Short Scale Offset

Replacing the standard Mexican lineup in 2018, Fender’s Player Series has expanded the series with historically inexpensive studio models like the Duo-Sonic and Mustang in both electric guitar and electric bass.

Now, four guitars and a short scale offset electric bass have officially joined the Player Series lineup. After being announced at NAMM 2020: Mustang, Mustang 90, Duo-Sonic, Duo-Sonic HS and Mustang Bass PJ.

Features of the new Player Series guitars

All new models feature vintage-inspired pickups and modern ‘C’ shaped necks, and bring four new finishes to the Player Series: Firemist Gold, Desert Sand, Aged Natural and Burgundy Mist Metallic.

Fender has engaged some of the artists to present and promote the range, with Black Pumas, The Regrettes, Omar Apollo and beabadoobee.

Video presentation of the new Fender Player models

Fender Mustang Player Series

Fender Mustang Player Series

A new cult piece for Grunge fans thanks to the association with Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, which is also joined by the new pop rockers from The 1975. The Fender Mustang joins production at the Ensenada factory in Mexico. 

This new model will feature an alder body, a maple neck and a fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. It comes equipped with two singlecoil pickups.

It will be available in Sienna Sunburst, Sonic Blue and also Firemist Gold finishes. The price of the Fender Mustang Player Series in large stores and online musical instrument sales sites is EUR 615 in Spain and USD 599 in the United States.

Fender Duo-Sonic Player Series

Duo-Sonic Player

Like the Mustang, the Fender Duo-Sonic has always turned heads, especially for fans of alternative rock and the underground. It is also a good option for those looking for a smaller body and a more comfortable fit. 

New Alder-bodied Player Series models will be available in Tidepool, Desert Sand and an exquisite Seafoam Green, equipped with two Duo-Sonic single-coil pickups and a 24 “scale maple neck for added thickness and clarity. .

The price of the Fender Duo-Sonic Player Series in large stores and also online musical instrument sales sites is EUR 615 in Europe and USD 599 in the United States.

Fender Mustang Bass PJ Player Series

Fender Mustang Bass PJ Player Series

Seen in the hands of the bassists of such revered bands as The Rolling Stones and My Chemical Romance, the Mustang Bass is a popular choice for those looking for a light, short-scale instrument. Ideal for those with smaller frames or hands. 

Classic details like Fender tuners and a vintage-style headstock. Featuring the classic four-bolt neckplate and standard four-saddle bridge. Player Series models will be available in Sienna Sunburst, Aged Natural and Firemist Gold.

The price of the Fender Mustang Bass PJ Player Series in large stores and also online musical instrument sales sites is EUR 669 in Spain and USD 649 in the United States.

Fender Duo-Sonic HS Player Series

Duo-Sonic HS Player

The Duo-Sonic HS also appears in a dual coil pickup configuration on the bridge and single coil on the neck. A grunge favorite, squeezing maximum versatility from the 24 “inch scale length format. Best of all, that humbucker can also be splited for single coil sounds.

Plus, the Duo-Sonic HS, and comes in Crimson Red Transparent, Ice Blue Metallic and Sienna Sunburst finishes, with maple or pau ferro fingerboards.

The price of the Fender Duo-Sonic HS Player Series in large stores and also online sites selling musical instruments at EUR 615 in Spain and USD 599 in the United States.

Fender Mustang 90 Player Series

Fender Mustang 90 Player Series

The new Fender Mustang 90 Player Series comes equipped with P90 style pickups. Ideal for guitarists looking for more kick and aggressiveness in their audio. It is the type of instrument very suitable for playing with drive or fuzz. With a thicker, more aggressive sound compared to the classic bright transparency that Fender instruments are typically associated with. 

It comes in Seafoam Green, Aged Natural or Burgundy Mist Metallic Gold finishes. It also has the remarkable inclusion of strings through the body for greater sustain. Undoubtedly, a hot-rodded guitar for those looking for a vintage sound but more aggressive and powerful.

The price of the Fender Mustang 90 Player Series in large stores and also online musical instrument sales sites is EUR 615 in Europe and USD 599 in the United States.

For more information, visit Fender web site.

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