Fender Reclaimed Wood Guitars

Recycled riffs: bad. Recycled wood: good. The new Fender Reclaimed Wood guitar line takes Eastern Pine and Old Growth Redwood and shapes them into Telecasters and Stratocasters. The Eastern Pine comes from wood used to build a Michigan dairy barn in 1868. Meanwhile, the Old-Growth Redwood comes from wood used to build California road bridges in 1933. Quite amazing to imagine the history someone holds in their hands while they play these. Not sure what sound someone playing the Fender line of reclaimed wood guitars will get. What does the sound of saving the earth make?

Fender x Apple USB Guitar

Not every person who wants to play the guitar wants to devote their life to it (there’s a marriage metaphor in there somewhere); and yet many people who wanna dabble want more than just a few rounds of Rock Band 2. Fender and Apple are tapping into this market with a new USB-equipped Squier Stratocaster ($199.99) that’s meant to thrive in GarageBand. You get a standard 1/4-inch output jack, a 30-pin connector cable that works with older iOS devices, plus┬ácables that let you hook up directly to a Mac or PC.