HustleTV Talks With Alan A Rep from Fender At Namm Show
DJ Hustle Of HustleTV talks with at the Alan a rep of Fender at the Namm Show he gives us the history of Fender. Leo Fender wanted to craft an instrument that was as functional as it was easy to use. It was a primitive-looking object that was tough as nails, its powerful name inspired by another groundbreaking invention: the television. And with its revolutionary electrified tone, it would change the way music was made—forever.
For many guitar players, the idea of packing up a big-bodied dreadnought or jumbo acoustic guitar and taking it on the road might seem a little daunting. The sheer size of those models can make things a little unruly when commuting by car, plane, bicycle or even walking.
But Fender’s new travel body style offers a solution to that issue. Offered in both the Paramount and Classic Design Series, these models offer an alternative to the miniaturized standard dreadnoughts that are so prevalent.
“We had a little bit of a different take,” said Fender Vice President of Category Management for Acoustics Billy Martinez. “Obviously, there are other travel guitars out there. But most of the time, people just take a standard dreadnought and shrink it down.”
Instead, Fender combined two traditional acoustic body shapes – concert and auditorium – and created a hybrid, with the upper bout having more of a concert feel and the auditorium style rounding out the lower bout.
The result is guitar that is aesthetically pleasing, is easily played while sitting down and boasts a crisp and articulate tone.
“With the concert on the upper bout, it really gives you a comfortable on-lap experience,” Martinez explained. “But you can also get a lot more sound because of how big the lower bout is.” DJ Hustle