Bruno Mars has teamed up with Fender to launched a classic-inspired signature Stratocaster – test it out beneath.
The ‘Bruno Mars Stratocaster’ will likely be a limited-edition mannequin. A press release from Fender says that “Mars envisioned an instrument with class that might nonetheless attraction to essentially the most technically pushed shredders.”
Talking about creating the guitar, Mars mentioned: “I don’t consider myself as a guitar participant. I’m extra of a annoyed songwriter. Each track is sort of a puzzle you need to resolve, and a superb guitar can carry one thing out of you that may assist take you to the end line. That’s what I needed from this guitar.”
He continued: “It was additionally necessary to have a workhorse that I may rely upon for performing dwell and writing within the studio, whether or not it’s rhythm or lead.”
Fender added that “the guitar is an correct recreation of Mars’ beloved 1969 Stratocaster neck form” and that “the Bruno Mars Signature Stratocaster options modern, classic components, designed to be each performed and admired.”
The guitar options some “refined leopard print accents” as nods to Jimi Hendrix and Prince – two of Mars’ guitar-playing heroes. It additionally comes “loaded with a set of custom-voiced Bruno Mars pickups that may enable gamers to emulate Mars’ buoyant tone and singing leads,” Fender mentioned in an announcement.
You possibly can see the guitar beneath and buy right here.
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— Fender (@Fender) November 7, 2023
Posting on Instagram, Sheeran mentioned he needed to mark the discharge of his final album, ‘Autumn Variations‘ with the launching of a brand new acoustic guitar.
Sheeran launched a line of signature acoustic guitars in 2019 with Northern Irish guitar firm, Lowden. In an interview with the firm’s founder proprietor George Lowden at their launch in 2019, Sheeran mentioned the way it’s “any child’s dream” to have a signature guitar [via Rolling Stone].
Sheeran wrote on Instagram this week: “Wished to mark the discharge of Autumn Variations with a guitar launch, that is solely obtainable for this autumn and it’s in contrast to any guitar we’ve launched earlier than with @sheeranguitars. It’s a restricted run for a restricted time, hope you guys adore it as a lot as I do.”
You possibly can try the complete line of Sheeran’s guitars right here.