New Figured Wood and Metallic Showmaster Models from Fender
Fender Press Release:
December 8, 2003
Fender will expand its line of Showmaster guitars this winter with the introduction of three new models. These new Showmaster guitars feature a choice of figured exotic wood or metallic finished carved tops.
Both the Showmaster HH Quilt and Showmaster SSS Quilt feature a basswood body with a carved quilted Bubinga top, which offers a tone unique to this exotic wood and comes with a Transparent Brown finish that shows off the figured details of the grain.
For players who prefer the tones associated with ash, the new Showmaster HH Flame and Showmaster SSS Flame comes equipped with carved flame ash top over basswood body and Cherry sunburst finish. Both options come with a matching finish headstock that completes the look.
To offer players a choice of pickup configurations, each of the new Showmaster guitars comes with two options. For high output players, there is a dual humbucking setup with a Seymour Duncan SH-1N RP ’59 Reverse Polarity pickup in the neck position, and a SHPGP-1b Pearly Gates Plus pickup in the bridge position. For players who prefer single coils pickups, there is a three single coil setup with one Seymour Duncan SSL52-1 5-2 in the neck position, one SSL52-1 5-2 RwRp in the middle position, and one SSL52-1b 5-2 in the bridge position.
For players who prefer a more sleek and modern look, Fender has created the Showmaster HH Black Out guitar. The Showmaster HH Blackout features the same basswood body and carved top and dual humbucking pickups of the figured models, but it comes with an edgier choice of either Atlantic Blue Metallic or Black finishes.
The new Showmaster guitars feature a contoured set neck, 24 frets, and a twin pivot point tremolo bridge.
US MSRP for each of the new Showmaster models is $856.99.
Below, left to right: Showmaster HH Quilt; Showmaster SSS Flame; and, Showmaster Blackout in Atlantic Blue Metallic
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