Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars

4th Jul 2012 | 11:36

Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars
Fender 2012 Antigua finish guitars

Summer NAMM 2012 is just around the corner and as a result Fender has announced a limited run of instruments featuring its rare (and somewhat divisive) Antigua finish.

Antigua colour instruments have been produced on-and-off by the company since the 1960s and are now consider to collectors' items. The 2012 Factory Special Run will include a small selection of Fender's very core instruments – an Antigua Strat, Tele, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass.

Fender has kept the specifications of these instruments very straight forward, equipping them with alder bodies, maple necks and vintage style frets, bridges and pickups across the board, keeping the focus very much on the unique finish.

Click through the gallery to take a look at this Special Run of Antigua finish Fenders

Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars
Fender Antigua Telecaster
MSRP £549

Tech specs

Series: Factory Special Run

Body: Alder, Polyester Finish

Body Shape: Telecaster

Neck: Maple, "U" Shape

Neck Finish: Urethane

Fretboard: Maple

Fretboard Radius: 7.25 inches (18.41 cm)

Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets

Scale Length: 25.5 inches (64.8 cm)

Nut Width: 1.650 inches (42 mm)

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Tuner: Fender® Vintage “F” Style Tuning Machines

Pickups: Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele Bridge Pickup, Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele Neck Pickup, Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Threaded Steel Saddles

Pickguard: Antigua

Strings: Fender USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars
Fender Antigua Stratocaster
MSRP £549

Tech specs

Series: Factory Special Run

Body Shape: Stratocaster

Body: Alder, Polyester Finish

Neck: Maple, "U" Shape

Neck Finish: Urethane

Fretboard: Maple

Fretboard Radius: 7.25 inches (18.41 cm)

Frets: 21, Vintage Style Frets

Scale Length: 25.5 inches (64.8 cm)

Nut Width: 1.650 inches (42 mm)

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Tuner: Fender Vintage “F” Style Tuning Machines

Pickups: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Bridge Pickup, Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup, Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

Pickguard: Antigua

Strings: Fender® USA Super Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars
Fender Antigua Precision Bass
MSRP £589

Tech specs

Series: Factory Special Run

Body Shape: Precision Bass

Body: Alder, Polyester Finish

Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape

Neck Finish: Urethane

Fretboard: Maple

Fretboard Radius: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)

Frets: 20, Vintage Style Frets

Scale Length: 34 inches (86.36 cm)

Tuner: Vintage ‘70s "Fender" Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines

Nut Width: 1.625 inches (41.3 mm)

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Pickups: Standard Precision Bass Split Single-Coil Pickup

Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass

Pickguard: Antigua

Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)

Summer NAMM 2012: Fender Antigua finish guitars
Fender Antigua Jazz Bass
MSRP £589

Tech specs

Series: Factory Special Run

Body Shape: Jazz Bass

Body: Alder, Polyester Finish

Neck: Maple

Neck Finish: Urethane

Fretboard: Maple

Fretboard Radius: 7.25 inches (18.41 cm)

Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo

Scale Length: 34 inches (86.36 cm)

Tuner: Vintage ‘70s "Fender" Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines

Nut Width: 1.5 inches (38.1 mm)

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Pickups: Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single-Coil Bridge

Pickup, Standard Vintage Alnico Magnet Jazz Bass Single-Coil Neck Pickup

Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone

Hardware: Chrome

Bridge: Standard Vintage 4 Saddle Bass

Pickguard: Antigua

Strings: Fender USA Super Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)

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