Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Modern Player- recall (Part 1)

Back in 2011, Fender introduced (re-introduced?) the Marauder in the Modern Player series. The Modern Player, my friends, consist of idiosyncratic models which forged its identity by assuming an established Fender monicker only to fall victim to the manufacturer's creative license in making it 'different'. 

Fender also released the Jaguar in the same series, altering it significantly to manifest some Gibson-ish DNA in terms of tone- P-90s, tune-o-matic, 3-way toggle... these are definitely not Fender genetics.

On that note, they messed with the Jazzmaster as well, desecrating its signature tone by including humbuckers & a rather profane fretboard switch to maple. 

And while they're at it, why not include the Mustang into the mix. P-90 equipped Mustang instead of traditional single coils.

To be continued...


Guitarbear said...

Interesting post. A few more things to point out.

1. These are the first ever MIC Fender labelled guitars.

2. Tone woods are quite unusual. I remember the Strat has mahogany body while the Tele has pine body. The Marauder has koto body. Koto???

3. They are now discont... maybe because MiM and Squier sales were hit?

I would love to get one of those mahogany Strats on a good deal. said...

Thanks for the input. It seems that the contents of my follow-up entry are already covered here.

Guitarbear said...

Far from it man. Waiting for Part 2. :)