Guitars That Were But Never Should Have Been

Fender introduces the Pawn Shop Series   01-Apr-11

Guitars That Were But Never Should Have Been


Here's what Fender has to say...
The new Pawn Shop Series guitars draw inspiration from the eccentric and sometimes wildly innovative Fender creations of the mid-'60s and mid-'70s era that sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. With this adventurous spirit in mind, Pawn Shop Series instruments emerge as all-new Fender guitars with a boldly creative alchemy of diverse Fender components. And while they are brand-new members of the Fender family crafted with thoroughly modern sound and quality, Pawn Shop Series instruments now take the stage with a remarkable new identity as "guitars that never were but should have been."
The Pawn Shop Fender '51 has a Stratocaster® body and a "C"-shaped Telecaster® neck, with a single-coil Texas Special™ neck pickup, Fender Enforcer™ humbucking bridge pickup and a dual-knob chrome control plate. Other features include a maple fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, master volume control with push-pull coil split, three-position rotary pickup selector knob, '70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.
The Pawn Shop Fender '72 has a semi-hollow Stratocaster® body with f hole, a Telecaster® neck, rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and 6105 frets, a Fender Wide Range humbucking neck pickup and Fender Enforcer™ humbucking bridge pickup, dual-knob chrome control plate with master volume and center-detented pickup blend, '70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster bridge, '70s-style Fender "F" tuners, mint green pickguard, bullet truss rod, three-bolt neck attachment and deluxe gig bag.
The Pawn Shop Mustang Special (pictured above) has a modified offset Mustang® body, '60s "C"-shaped 24" short-scale maple neck, and dual Fender Enforcer™ humbucking pickups with '70s-style covers and unique switching. Other features include a rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, pickup toggle switch, three-way coil selector slide switch for each humbucking pickup (enabling 18 different tonal options), mint green pickguard, '70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster® bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.
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