Fender Launch Modern Player Marauder
Along with the unique flavours given to classic Fender designs among today’s announced new Modern Player guitar models was a re-imagining of a near mythical Fender model: presenting the Fender Modern Player Marauder. The Fender Marauder, in its original form, was a prototype featuring hidden, under-the-scratchplate pickups, which never quite made it into production. As a result, the few Marauders that are known to be still in existence are among the scarcest vintage Fenders in the world. The innovative nature of the original, however, is very visible on this new update….
Jazzmaster and Triplebucker Pickups
Sharing the body shape of the original 1960s prototype, the new Modern Player Marauder shares its ancestor’s classic good looks. And, with a koto body, C-Profile maple neck with rosewood fretboard, and jazz bass style control knobs, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is a classic re-issue guitar. But, oh, how wrong you would be… The pickups on the Modern Player Marauder make this guitar something of a monster. A Jazzmaster pickup features in the neck position (so far so tastefully restrained…), but at the bridge, there is a Nigel-Tufnel-Scaring Triplebucker, which Fender describes as ‘Volcanic’, and we describe as ‘very cool indeed’. With such drastically differing pickups, it should be safe to assume that a wide range of tone is likely to be achievable from the Modern Player Marauder. Vintage tuners and a vintage synchronised tremolo bridge add a deceptively refined finished to this barely tamed animal.
The Fender Modern Player Marauder should be available very soon, with a choice of Black and Lake Placid Blue Finishes. Call our stores or our customer service team (01925 582420) for more information. If you’d like to stay up to date with all product announcements, sign up to our email newsletter (see above).
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